It’s ten years now since Katie Melua was catapulted to success on the strength of her first album, full of romantic tales, ‘Call off the Search’. Since then, Melua has found the love in her life – Superbike Racer James Toseland, but if her own personal search for love has now been called off you wouldn’t know it in the imploring tones of her magical voice at Kunst!Rasen. Love though is a heavy road as she pointed out before embarking on a rather less romantic ‘love Song’ called ‘I’d Love to Kill You’. A magical night for good songs well sung was guaranteed.
“It’s not our private lawn. There is an Arts scene in Bonn and we are a part of it.” With that sentence Co-Promoter Martin Nötzel described perfectly the wide-ranging and ambitious plans for Bonn’s Open Air Venue Kunst!Rasen in the coming Season at this weeks’ Press Conference. If there isn’t something for everyone it will clearly not be for want of trying. Top Rock musicians have almost become expected, but Open Air Opera, Picnics, Comedy, Classics, Cinema… The biggest headache might just be fitting it all into a ‘mere’ four months – early June to late September. From BAP to Beethoven and everything in between.
New additions to the Open Air concert Season at Bonn’s Kunst!Rasen include a return appearance from Zaz (03.07), a first appearance by Beth Hart after her popular Crossroads show in 2011 at the Harmonie (23.07), and Heino – who’s new CD ‘Mit freundlichen Grüssen’, a selection of Rock cover versions, has put the normally more sedately paced German legend firmly back in the public eye (18.08).
Add to this BAP, Brings, Katie Melua, Santana, a Rock Night with Deep Purple and Gov’t Mule not to mention Crosby, Stills & Nash – there is a lot to look forward to along with the return of Summer to Bonn.