Cancelled concerts Light spectacle provides some consolation
Bonn · The non-profit organisation #Festivalsalive has set up a light spectacle to replace the stage during the cancelled concert times.
It seemed as if the fans hadn’t looked closely at their tickets – because instead of the Kraftwerk concert they were expecting at the Hofgartenwiese, there was a light spectacle to provide some consolation. The series of concerts against the backdrop of the beautiful Bonn University will be taking place exactly one year from now. For well-known reasons, the organisers, Ernst-Ludwig Hartz and the Beethoven Anniversary Society, have rescheduled the concerts of Kraftwerk, Fanta 4 and Robbie Williams to June 2021.
As a way of drawing attention to the cancelled concerts, Tine Rosch from the production management company of the same name, and lighting designer Rolf Wenzel founded the non-profit movement #Festivalsalive. Wenzel explains the idea as follows: “Every festival has a technical company, a lighting designer, a team of lighting people who are all more or less unemployed at the moment. This is the group of people who have volunteered to set up a light installation at the original site of the festival, in the original position of the stage during the days of the respective concerts”. On Friday night, the light installation with eight projectors sent thick, blue beams of light into the sky.
(Original text: ca, Translation: Caroline Kusch)