22 wonderful, filled, exciting and inspiring festival days are behind us. We got to know many impressive artists, met an open-minded, alert, enthusiastic audience, had a great group of tireless volunteers to help and experienced an incredibly hard-working, great crew behind the scenes. All this together is why we make this festival. We would like to thank Lars Klostermann for his beautifully filmed review 2018. We look forward to 2019! Save the date 11.-30.9.2019!
The düsseldorf festival is one thing above all: a big celebration! Open to everyone and everything. MUSIC – THEATRE – DANCE – NEW CIRCUS … Everything is in motion, is rarely what it seems and yet often strangely familiar. Perhaps the festival’s appeal lies in the way it presents things one might have experienced before in a new light on stage and in new combinations of sounds, continuing to create moments of surprise in its 28th year. Our guests are artists acclaimed around the world who are appearing in Germany for the first time. Or they are ambassadors for our own region that is so rich in culture. What we wish for from the audience is: come in large numbers! And let yourselves be moved, touched, inspired, amazed and enchanted!
This is our trademark and our centrepiece: we always know when we set up our tent in the Burgplatz that our audience knows: it’s that time again. With 900 seats and a large stage the tent is a theatre in more than name. And we’ve got a foyer too: our red Retro Bar in the tent outside is ideal for all kinds of blues. In addition we perform right across the city: in churches, cellars and in concert halls, in streets and squares – and repeatedly in spectacular venues whether it’s high above the rooftops in the Sky Office on the Kennedydamm, on the skydeck SIGN! at the Medienhafen, in the buildings of the old dye works in Flingern or on board a ship on the Rhine.