History

  

1992 - FOUNDATION

Inspired by a television report on the Berlin Love Parade, Zürich mathematics student Marek Krynski asked the city police authorities for the authorization to organize a «demonstration in support of love, peace, freedom, generosity and tolerance» in June 1992. 

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1993 - GUEST: DR. MOTTE

Dr. Motte, founder of the Berlin Love Parade, in Zürich

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1994 - BAN

Police banned the Street Parade - «too big, too loud, litters the streets of the city and moreover only of interest to an insignificant section of the population.»

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1995 - LARGEST DEMO

The 1995 Street Parade, bigger than ever – 120 000 ravers – was described by the police as the «largest and most peaceful demonstration ever held in Zürich».

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1996 - REGISTERED ASSOCIATION

The Street Parade Authorities Association was founded in April. Yet another record was broken: the fifth Street Parade on 10 August was attended by 350 000 ravers. 

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1997 - 450'000 VISITORS

The Street Parade broke another record - although it was becoming increasingly difficult to calculate the exact number of participants, the estimated number of revellers stood at 450 000 - 500 000 in the summer of 1997. 

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1998 - IT'S ALL IN YOUR HANDS

Before this year's event on 8 August, the Street Parade received a special award from the Art Directors Club of Switzerland, a golden dice. 

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1999 - MORE THAN WORDS

For the first time in its history, the Street Parade on 7 august had its own official radio station - Radio Street Parade - on the air around the clock throughout Parade week.

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2000 - BELIEVE IN LOVE

For the first time in its history, the Street Parade with the official slogan «believe in love» was broadcast live by the swiss and german TV networks, SF-DRS 1, 3SAT and Tele 24

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2001 - LOVE, FREEDOM, TOLERANCE

The tenth Street Parade was planned for 11th August. Once again, a new visitors’ record was reached. Up to 1,000,000 ravers from throughout Europe came to the party central Zurich. 

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2002 - PEACE!

After ten sunny parades, St. Peter had no compassion for the dancing mass of people in 2002. It rained the entire day in buckets and the thermometer showed a cool 17 degree Celsius. The zest for life among the Street Parade attendees, however, remained unbroken despite the terrible weather conditions.

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2003 - LET THE SUN SHINE

Read the guiding principle of the Street parade 2003. Petrus has meant with the slogan seriously and left the sun, with cooking 37 degrees, on the roads of Zurich. 900’000 celebrated the «hottest parade ever» omitted.

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2004 - ELEMENTS OF CULTURE

Elements of culture: Under this motto, a spotlight is placed on the cultural movers and shakers of electronic music and digital art. 

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2005 - TODAY IS TOMORROW

The World's top DJs come and go all the time in Zurich. The top 5 in the DJ rankings spin their best discs at the Parade.

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2006 - MOVE YOUR MIND

Despite forecasts of bad weather, the sun appeared punctually at the start of the Parade. But at 18 degrees, it was still very cool. The rain set in again after midnight.

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2007 - RESPECT!

The Parade day started with rain. When Street Parade founder Marek Krynski opened the 2007 Edition, the sun appeared and the streets were full of enthusiastic, dancing parade participants.

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2008 - FRIENDSHIP!

With the motto "FRIENDSHIP!", the organisers called on everyone to be peaceful and responsible in their dealings with others, with the environment – and with themselves. The Street Parade was extremely peaceful – the motto was followed perfectly on the streets by the Parade guests. 

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2009 - STILL HAVE A DREAM

The Street Parade has come of age! Despite steady rain, cold weather and warnings of swine flu, around 600,000 hardened supporters celebrated its 18th birthday. 

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2010 - CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT!

Once again, the Street Parade was unlucky with the weather. Yet the organisers were amazed by the number of visitors who still came along.

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2011 - 20 YEARS LOVE, FREEDOM, TOLERANCE & RESPECT

The organisers dedicated the Anniversary Street Parade to young peoplem, young music producers and DJs.

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2012 - FOLLOW YOUR HEART!

Success was in the stars for the 21st Street Parade. 950,000 party people once again danced peacefully, cheerfully and exuberantly to the rhythm of the 28 Love Mobiles and six stages.

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2013 - DANCE FOR FREEDOM

Because of the major building site at Bellevue, the legendary "Main Stage" was moved to the large car park at Hafendamm Enge and also renamed the «Arena-Stage».

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2014 - SAFE THE DANCEFLOOR!

The 23rd Street Parade once again entered the history books as a relaxed, peaceful event

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2015 - MAGIC MOMENTS

Because of major building works, the 24th Street Parade was held for the first time at the end of August.

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2016 - UNIQUE

Enjoy this incredibly beautiful happening and please help to make it the biggest and most colourful open-air event for electronic music.

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