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July 22nd, 2018

Peaceful and Lucky Weather: DAS FEST Karlsruhe Put 240,000 in a Festival Mood

It was a hill-quake the likes of which Karlsruhe has never seen. “DAS FEST Karlsruhe is one of my top three concerts ever!” – Marteria was thrilled. Within 90 minutes, the Rostock rapper had warmed up Mount Klotz, and was in turn pumped up by the FEST-family. “One love – Karlsruhe and Marteria,” was the confession of the evening. A total of 240,000 visitors came to DAS FEST 2018, including the pre-FEST and India-Summer Days, in the Günther-Klotz-Anlage in Karlsruhe, and experienced theater, cabaret, acrobatics, and music on a total of five stages – for the most part free of charge.

To the press release

July 9th, 2018

Before the “FEST” comes the “Vor-FEST”: Friday to mark the start of the ten-day festival in Karlsruhe

On Friday, the wait will finally be over: Günther-Klotz Park in Karlsruhe is being transformed into a festival zone. From the 13th to the 19th of July, regional bands will already be warming up for DAS FEST, which starts on the 20th of July, by performing at Vor-FEST, the biggest family festival in the southwest. These early preparations should ensure that the party atmosphere is in full swing by the time the main event rolls around. And all free of charge.

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June 27th, 2018

Marteria brings a great hip-hop spectacle to Mount Klotz

The wait has come to an end: The last of around 1,000 artists and actors on the – mostly free – stages of DAS FEST Karlsruhe, 20 to 22 July, may now be announced. On the sold-out main stage, Marteria will present a great hip-hop spectacle on Saturday night (9:00 pm). He has set new standards with his latest album Roswell and the accompanying film Antimarteria. His tour was sold out within minutes – rightly so, because Marteria is a terrific live act.

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June 21st, 2018

Five festivals in one – culture galore at DAS FEST Karlsruhe

A free, diverse programme on an area of more than 135,000 square metres

Just in time for the start of summer, the DAS FEST creators present the largest family festival programme in the southwest. For three whole days, the Günther-Klotz-Anlage in Karlsruhe will once again become the festival zone for DAS FEST from 20 to 22 July – largely free of charge and without entrance tickets. Only the main stage at the foot of Mount Klotz requires entrance tickets and is sold out (only a few return tickets are still available from Eventim). Four additional stages are completely free of charge – these can actually be seen as four small festivals – and offer a cultural programme ranging from performances for kids to European-funded up-and-coming artists and world-famous DJs. Additionally, there are several more experiences to be had in the kids and culture area or in the sport park for all generations. And for anyone who wants to get into the festival mood beforehand, the Pre-FEST offers at least two regional bands every day from 13 July onwards, which will heighten your anticipation for DAS FEST 2018.

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May 16th, 2018

DAS FEST Karlsruhe main stage line-up complete – almost

One big secret still remains / Lucky Chops, Gurr, Tonbandgerät, and Bukahara on the main stage / Hip-hop, reggae, and instrumental rock on the field stage

As everyone knows, the best is always saved for last – but even before coming to the highlight of the show, you should always be given a little appetizer – to heighten the anticipation and make you want it that much more. With this in mind, the creators of DAS FEST are letting a few cats out of the bag today by completing the main stage line-up of Southern Germany's largest family festival, which runs from the 20th to the 22nd of July in Karlsruhe's Günther-Klotz-Anlage (Günther-Klotz Park). Well, we say complete – we really mean almost complete, as the main act on Saturday must still (unfortunately) remain top-secret. But for now, you can still look forward to the Lucky Chops and Gurr, as well as the local acts electric bush project, Modeste, and Airwood, performing on Saturday. Tonbandgerät and Bukahara complete Sunday's line-up. In addition, the first announcements for the field stage have been made, with Dälak, Long Distance Calling, and Miwata now confirmed. In contrast to the already sold-out main stage area, entry to the field stage is free of charge – as is the case with around 70% of DAS FEST programmes, by the way.

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March 24th, 2018

The world famous Mando Diao will be rocking DAS FEST Karlsruhe

Olli Schulz and Gloria with Klaas Heufer-Umlauf are some of the top German performers playing on the main stage

Winter finally seems to be coming to an end, spring is on its way, and longing for festival season is growing. Right now seems to be the perfect moment for the DAS FEST Karlsruhe creators to fuel anticipation for the summer highlight by announcing more bands and artists for the already sold out main stage area of DAS FEST, taking place from the 20th to the 22nd of July in the Günther-Klotz-Anlage Karlsruhe. And they’re packing a punch. Mando Diao, Sweden’s most successful rock band, are doing themselves the honour of playing at Mount Klotz Station, as well as Olli Schulz and Gloria with Klaas Heufer-Umlauf. Ibrahim Electric is continuing the very successful jazz session from last year on the hill, while Confidence Man is in charge of the party in the Friday nightclub.

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December 1st, 2017

DAS FEST 2018 tickets sell out in record time

A few Sunday tickets still available at the Christmas booth

It took only four days for some 130,000 tickets for the hill area at DAS FEST 2018 to be sold out at regional sales outlets. These tickets for the paid area in front of the main stage have sold out in record time – there are only a few tickets for DAS FEST Sunday left at the DAS FEST Christmas booth, as well as online at Eventim (currently available via www.dasfest.de). However, around 70 per cent of DAS FEST 2018 is accessible free of charge, even without a ticket. The programme here – and during the pre-FEST – is also incredibly attractive for the whole family, with four additional stages, a large children's and cultural area, and a sports area. Like the rest of the acts on the main stage, the full programme for the free access areas will be announced in spring 2018.

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November 27th, 2017

DAS FEST Karlsruhe is looking forward to Bosse and Simple Minds

- Von Wegen Lisbeth is DAS FEST opener
- LOSAMOL is playing night-club
- Presale for DAS FEST tickets for ten euros starts on Tuesday at the Karlsruhe Christmas market (Marktplatz)

It is cold and wet, Christmas is getting closer, and it’s just in time for the start of the Karlsruhe Christmas market tomorrow, Tuesday tomorrow, where the presale for DAS FEST traditionally begins. DAS FEST creators announced first bands for the summer 2018 highlight in exclusive company at the Sparkasse Karlsruhe today: The 34th edition of DAS FEST will be kicked off with the opener Von Wegen Lisbeth on July 20th, Bosse and Simple Minds are main acts, and LOSAMOL, who already entertained the around 600 invited guests at the special preview today, will play a night-club gig. The classical music morning on the DAS FEST-Sunday, July 22nd, will be very traditional: Vivaldi will be played by the DAS FEST classical music orchestra.

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