Preparations for the 11th edition of the KUNST!RASEN season are in full swing with more than 50,000 tickets now sold in the run-up to the concert series. Further artists are still to come, but here are two new additions to the shows:
The Dropkick Murphys will be in Bonn on August 11 and Calum Scott on August 13.
The Dropkick Murphy’s hail from Boston, the most European of all East Coast cities in the USA. Few other bands fuse Irish-Scottish folk and raw punk as entertainingly as these five Bostonians. Their repertoire includes Irish traditionals as well as songs about drinking (and its effects). Despite their name, the band’s shows are wild, but never a threat to public peace. Their rousing folk-punk regularly warms audience hearts as it did at their sold-out concert in Düsseldorf in February. Having said that… crowd surfing (with a banjo) is a distinct possibility in front of the Kunstrasen stage!
A cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”, performed on “Britains Got Talent”, launched the career of Calum Scott. After its official release, the song became the best-selling single by a British solo artist of 2016 in the UK. This was followed by the hit single “You Are The Reason,” which went platinum and has over a billion streams worldwide, and then finally in 2018 his debut album “Only Human.” landed at #1 on iTunes in over 20 countries, sold over a million copies, and also had a total of over a billion streams.
At the end of August 2022, after a successful 10th Anniversary of its open-air concert series in Bonn-Gronau, Kunst!Rasen announced its first act for the 2023 season in the form of Brings (04.08.2023). After that, the organizers, E.L. Hartz Promotion GmbH and KUNST!RASEN GmbH have announced, blow by blow, to date a total of 15 events for 2023. Musical diversity being very much in the foreground in the eleventh year.
An exclusive summer show will be played by British band Placebo (10.08.2023), who released their eighth studio album “Never let me go” in March 2022 after a five-year break. Also, Mick Hucknall and Simply Red (14.07.2023) have a successful tour behind them with their “All The Hits” programme which they will bring to Bonn for the first time. “Kaisermania” returns to Bonn once again, showing that Roland Kaiser (07.07.2023), the grand seigneur of German pop, knows how to unite generations of fans like no other. The U.S. indie-folk band and two-time Grammy award winner Bon Iver (06/19/2023) are riding high with fans and mentor of the band Justin Vernon’s duet with Taylor Swift on “Exile” from her Million Seller album “Folklore” released in 2020 is a measure of his esteem in the current music scene.
KUNST!RASEN 2023 – Programm (@8.3.2023)
19.06.2023 Bon Iver
20.06.2023 Porcupine Tree
04.07.2023 One Republic + Tom Gregory
07.07.2023 Roland Kaiser + Band
08.07.2023 Folk!Picknick u. a. Estrella Gomes
14.07.2023 Simply Red
11.08.2023 Dropkick Murphys Neu!
12.08.2023 Niedeckens BAP
13.08.2023 Calum Scott Neu!
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