Music, arts and culture -A festival summer in Germany
By Sophie Apelt
The Diversity of Festivals
When? Late JuneFusion FestivalWhere? Müritz Airport Rechlin-Lärz (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
The Fusion Festival is an open-air event, but there are also covered stages. The old airport hangars are used, and circus tents are erected, so that concerts can take place even if the weather turns bad. The roughly 24 stages/decks offer a huge variety of electronic music, in addition to hip-hop, jazz, reggae, goa, ska and rock, punk, metal, dancehall and trance. Apart from the music, there is a diverse cultural programme with cinema, readings and discussion rounds, cabaret and audio drama, as well as theatre and performance art. Since the Fusion attracts visitors from all over the world, many events are held in English.
When? JulySNTTG FestivalWhere? Sehnde near Hanover (Lower Saxony)
The SNNTG Festival offers three stages, and with around 3,000 visitors per day is a comparatively small event. The stages are all outside and spread around the museum grounds. There are old trams and buses everywhere that are decoratively integrated into the overall festival. The highlight is the tram ride from one stage to another, and with a little luck you can catch a concert right there inside the tram. There is a hall with exhibits, installations and a place to sit. This year’s bands came from Poland, France and England, among other places. The music is diverse. One stage is reserved for hip-hop, funk and soul, one for indie, rock and pop, and the third features electronic music.