Kunst!Rasen 2022

Katie Melua

The biggest question surrounding Kunst!Rasen 2022 is of course will it or won’t it? Here I’m talking about the long awaited visit from Gordon Sumner aka Sting. I would guess that a large portion of the concert going public of Bonn has been dusting it’s tickets for the former Policeman. over the last few years. July 10th will (hopefully) see the concert take place, with eldest son Joe Sumner as one of the guests.

Jim Kerr of Simple Minds

Let’s not lose site of other highlights in the Kunst!Rasen 2022 calender though. For people of a certain, discerning, age like myself the shows by Deep Purple, Simple Minds and Katie Melua are high on the ‘must see’ list. The Katie Melua gig is particularly interesting for Bonn Folk Fans as it features as support UK singer/songwriter Roxanne DeBastion, daughter of popular Bonn Folk Club visiitor the late Richard DeBastion.

Folk fans can also finally be happy, since they have an afternoon/evening devoted to them on 9 July headed by Mrs Greenbird from Cologne, winners of Season three of ‘The Xfactor’. Also on the bill from Cologne is a ‘Geheimtip’ from me, Matthew Robb. It will be well worth a visit, and FREE!

Roxanne DeBastion – Folk!Picknick

Here is the full itinerary as it stands:

Deichkind added to Hofgarten Concerts in August

Deichkind – Kunst!Rasen 2013

Another evening to look forward to in Bonn this year – Deichkind will play on Saturday 27.08.22 on the Hofgartenwiese. It should be a colourful and visual delight, as you can see from the pictures showing their last appearance here in 2013 at Kunst!Rasen.

Deichkind – Kunst!Rasen 2013

Initially a German Rap band, Deichkind went on to become “a conceptual artistic project in the guise of a pop band,” said Henning Besser, the band’s creative director, in a ZEIT Online podcast. The Hamburg-based creative collective remains exciting even after 25 years of band history.
Deichkind concerts combine punk ballet, political performance and proll disco.
They are also commonly referred to as Deichkind Festivals. No question – Deichkind are at the forefront where eccentricity meets music in Germany.

Tickets go on sale from Monday (16 May) at 12 o’clock via eventim.

Bonn – Hofgartenwiese Open-Air-Konzerte 2022
26.08.2022 Die Fantastischen Vier + DJ Thomilla + Flo Mega Beginn: 19
Uhr (anstelle 13.05.2022)
27.08.2022 Deichkind, Beginn 20.00 Uhr
28.08.2022. Kraftwerk 3D, Beginn: 21 Uhr (anstelle,14.05.2022)
30.08.2022 Robbie Williams, Beginn: 20.00 Uhr (anstelle 15.05.2022)

Tickets that have already been purchased remain valid for the replacement dates or can be
be returned and refunded at the ticket agencies where they were purchased.

Billy Idol concert re-scheduled/moved

Unfortunately, “The Roadside Tour 2022” of the most popular rebel in the world, Billy Idol has to be postponed to the fall for health reasons.
Replacement for the Kunst!Rasen concert on June 24 is the Mitsubishi Electric Hall in Düsseldorf on October 11.
Tickets retain their validity and more tickets are still available

Tour Bonn in 1698 for free

Do you fancy a tour around the old streets of Bonn in the year 1698 on Friday 13.05.22 at 7 pm for free? In English of course (the local nightwatchmen had to be able to deal with everyone and anyone they might encounter on an evening watch). You might even be offered some music to help you on your way.

To win a tour place for yourself and a guest, just send an email to: 3songsbonn@gmx.de with the Betreff/Heading ‘Nightwatchman competition’ The first answer received wins!

Even if you don’t win, do come along to the Brassert Ufer on Friday (13 May) at 7pm and take a refreshing walk into your own past, and don’t be afeared to bring your friends and family along as well, for as long as you are with Master John, the night watchman, you’ll be safe indeed, even from the ghoulish local ghosts. Take a stroll with the Bonn Nightwatchman into Bonn’s history.

Cynthia Nickschas Competition

Undoubtedly one of the best musicians to come out of Bonn in recent years, Cynthia Nickschas is not just a singer, she is a real force of nature. Anyone who has caught a show by this young lady from Tuttlingen will tell you they saw a musician playing from the soul, a singer for whom every song and every word within that song matters. Cynthia’s show at the Pantheon in Bonn on 17 May will be a particularly poignant one as it will be the last appearance in her band of Stefan ‘Doc’ Janzik.

3songsbonn is offering two lucky entrants the chance to see the concert for free. Just send an email to 3songsbonn@gmx.de giving ‘Cynthia Nickschas Competition’ in the Betreff/Subject box.

The first two entries received will be added, together with an additional person, to the guestlist for the show. Get your replies in quickly – tickets for previous shows in the Harmonie were quickly snapped up!

WIN TICKETS – Danny Bryant and Wille and the Bandits

Danny Bryant

3songsbonn is offering free entrance to the coming concerts by Danny Bryant Bigband – 5 May and Wille & The Bandits 10 May at the Harmonie in Bonn.
To win just write the name of the concert you would like to attend in the subject section of an email to 3songsbonn@gmx.de.

Writers of the first reply received for each concert will be added to the guestlist on the door for themselves and a companion.

Wille Edwards (Wille and the Bandits)

Grafenwerth Concert Season 2022

ZAZ (1 July)

Bonn-based concert agency E.-L. Hartz Promotion is bringing a new Season to the open-air site on the Grafenwerth Island in Bonn. It was here that US-American folk icon Joan Baez performed as part of her long farewell tour, and visitors from that 2019 concert season will know that the venue has a special atmosphere – with the Siebengebirge on one side, and the Rhine on the other, plus major musical artists onstage in the middle of course!

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