Seven years after its involuntary departure, the Klangwelle will be returning to Bonn in October for a one-off guest performance over eight days.
An open area at the Post Tower will be transformed with fountains, fire, lasers, light, and live acts with music! Proceeds from the shows will go to areas affected by the recent flood disaster.
Many people have missed the annual Klangwelle shows that used to take place in Bonn’s Münsterplatz. It’s hard to believe so much time has elapsed, but the shows moved to Bad Neuenahr in 2014 after a small number of Bonn residents complained about the noise. No comment on that, only to say that the shows became a huge success in Bad Neuenahr’s Kurpark. A wall of water providing a mirror for breathtaking images and emotional videos – it was sad enough that the Klangwelle had to be cancelled in 2020 due to Covid, and even sadder that 2021’s event became impossible following the recent tragic flooding in the area.
The good news in all the bad is that the Klangwelle “Consortium” from Vienna, the technicians of “Eventures” and the previous organizers “Ahrtal and Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Marketing” had the idea,
together with a strong regional partner from Bonn, to let the Klangwelle take place as a one-off event in Bonn. The challenge was to find a suitable area within a very short time, to inspire sponsors, to work out a hygiene concept, and then to organize the entire event with a residual risk.
The fünfdrei event agency based around Simon and Julian Reininger stepped in as an excellent local partner.
“We are very proud to have accepted this challenge and now look forward to presenting eight full show days in a
central location in Bonn. With strong partners and sponsors behind us, we are bringing something very
special and for a good cause back to Bonn.” announced Julian Reininger at the recent Press Conference.
Work on designing and building the spectacle will begin on 26 September beside the Deutsche Post Tower. The Shows designer will visit from Vienna to do all the programming that will enable over one hundred water pumps to throw water 45 metres into the air in a majestic display of light, colour and spectacle. But why do I need to tell you that? If you are from Bonn you know it already!
Bonn readers will also be familiar with the programme’s three-part structure: Classical, Rock/Pop and Rhenish. In the classical section, Beethoven’s anniversary in 2020 will be made up for with a “Beethoven meets Beathoven” show.
show. The rock/pop part will be a journey through the greatest rock/pop anthems of music history and for the
Finale local kölsche Tön sounds in an XXL sound wave “Rhenish”.
WHAT, WHEN & WHERE…
After the premiere on October 7, additional shows will follow daily until October 10 and then from October 14 to 17.
In the first week, the local brass band “Knallblech” and in the second week the Klangwelle legends
saxOsing” will warm up the audience. The shows are presented by “Mr. Klangwelle” Roland Nenzel and the Radio Bonn/Rhein-Sieg presenters Stephan Unkelbach and Nico Jansen.
Admission is at 6 p.m. in each case. Up to the show beginning around 8 pm.
In addition to pizza, sushi, cheese spaetzle and sweets, there will also be a large selection of selected wines from the Ahr Valley, as well as hot drinks on offer. (all food and drinks will be ordered via QR code and delivered directly to the square).
The program is divided into three-show blocks of 20 minutes each as described earlier.
There will be space for up to 3,500 visitors in a Corona-compliant environment adhering to the German ‘3G’ principle.
Each guest can choose from four different ticket categories (Bronze 15, Silver 30, Gold 50 and VIP 100 Euro) and thus determine the amount of the donation to those affected by the flood disaster. The same categories apply to all areas of the event area. In the rear area with frontal and elevated view over the audience to the
Klangwelle, a VIP section with plenty of food and drinks will be set up with a limited contingent for 100 Euro
Admission is free for children up to and including the age of 6, and children up to and including the age of 14 pay only half price. Tickets for accompanying persons for people with disabilities are also
free of charge.
Advance sales for the Klangwelle für’s Ahrtal start on September 4 at 10 am. Tickets of all categories
are available via the official website http://www.klangwelle2021.de and via Bonnticket.