Performance at KunstRasen Sting to make up for cancelled concert in Bonn
The British world star Sting will come to Bonn in 2020 to make up for his cancelled concert. It is not the only high-profile concert in the region - British musician Bryan Ferry will perform, and Melissa Etheridge and Deep Purple are also coming this summer.
The British world star Sting is keeping his promise and will be making up for his cancelled concert this summer: Sting is coming to KunstRasen Bonn on Thursday, July 9. This was confirmed by organizer Ernst-Ludwig Hartz. "We have been in close contact since his illness in the summer, and we have been able to book him for the summer of 2020 for a make-up concert,” said Hartz, who has more musical treats in store for 2020. Advance ticket sales for Sting begin on October 29 at Ticketmaster, on November 1 at BonnTicket, from 10 am.
The concert series begins in May of 2020: On Saturday, May 16, the electronic pioneers Kraftwerk will play at the Hofgarten as part of Beethoven's 250th birthday - it is the band’s 50th anniversary. The concert, which is expected to attract around 25,000 fans, is almost sold out. There are still some remaining tickets.
Will there be another event in the Hofgarten? "The planning for another concert is in full swing, but unfortunately I can't tell you anything yet", says Hartz.
Further performances at KunstRasen
But he can reveal a few artists for the KunstRasen event: What's new is the appearance of Helge Schneider, who for once will not be performing in Cologne next summer, but only at the Open Air in Bonn. The fascinating German entertainer, comedian, cabaret artist, writer, actor and multi-instrumentalist will perform on the lawn stage on August 6. Advance booking starts on November 8. German “Schlager” star Roland Kaiser will perform on August 15, his first appearance in Bonn.
The other set dates of the KunstRasen series, which Hartz will present together with Martin J. Nötzel and managing director Katrin Weinreis: the Klassik!Picnic with the Beethoven Orchestra will take place again on June 28, and on July 1, it will feature Melissa Etheridge. She was nominated for a Grammy in 2007 for "I Need to Wake Up", which she wrote for the Al-Gore film "An Inconvenient Truth", winning an Oscar for Best Song. It's quite possible that the Friday for Future movement will march into the Rheinaue on a Wednesday as an exception.
Deep Purple, which Hartz has just experienced live in Chicago, will play on July 10. "I was impressed by the musicality and vitality of the band," Hartz said.
No strangers to Bonn are Element of Crime. They are coming on July 15th. On August 7th, The BossHoss will play for the second time on stage on the banks of the Rhine in Bonn. Further dates: August 9, Pietro Lombardi with Mike Singer; on August 10, Wincent Weiss and on August 11, Alvaro Soler. But that's not all: Further announcements will follow, according to Hartz.
It is also clear that after a successful debut with Joan Baez, more stars will be coming to the island of Grafenwerth in Bad Honnef this summer. "We are planning three concerts for 2020 between the 4th and 7th June. We can announce the first artist at the beginning of November," says Hartz.
Hartz is also bringing "world stars to Roncalliplatz Cologne" in its third year. The series started very successfully in 2018 with performances by Van Morrison, Patti Smith and Joan Baez and this year with Chilly Gonzales, Albert Hammond and Paolo Conte. The concerts on the square in front of the Cologne Cathedral will take place in 2020 between July 28 and 30
For the first evening, Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry, the "Gentleman of Pop", will come to Roncalli Square with his band on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. BonnTicket and CTS will be offering Eventim Presales from Wednesday, 30 October at 10 am. The general advance sale begins on Friday, November 1 at 10 am..
(Orig. text: Dylan Cem Akalin; Translation: ck)