Very encouraging is the news that Bonn Mayor Jürgen Nymptsch has promised a meeting with the Kunst!Rasen promoters in mid-August to discuss possible concerts next year. The big Touring Acts are already planning their schedules for 2013 and a green light as soon as possible would be a great help. Bonn missed out on a number of top acts because of the late planning permission this year – Van Morrison and Tom Petty were both eventually scheduled elsewhere for example.
Promoter Ernst-Ludwig Hartz says a minimum of 20 shows is required to make the Season financially viable unless additional promoters can be found. Some 20.000 people have visited the Site for the five shows that have taken place so far, which is good, but is less than half of the total capacity for those shows. The message is clear – if you want top Musical Acts to appear in Bonn, get tickets for Culcha Candela (20 July) Zaz (22 July) and/or Caro Emerald (29 July).
There is also some concern that the name ‘Kunst!Rasen’ (literally ‘Art on the Grass’) hasn’t caught on and that many local residents don’t know what it’s all about. (3songsbonn has also struggled a bit to remember the apostrophe in the name!)
Readers of this site have an international flavour so lets have some suggestions for a name that would be Internationally identifiable with the new site: WHAT SHOULD THE NEW VENUE BE CALLED? Send your suggestions via the comments field below and we will pass them on to the Promoters.