We’ve come down to Earth, back in one piece, exhausted but very happy. Thank to all of the artists and, of course, the visitors who made Pop-Kultur 2019 and unforgettable festival!
Mykki Blanko @ Kesselhaus – Photo: Christoph ManglerWhether it was Mykki Blanco letting it rain flowers, Anna Calvi bending knees, 21 Downbeat with Jens Friebe plowing through the lawns of the green hill or KlitClique like a moth to a flame, the first day was already full of moments that are rarely experienced. The trend continued in the commissioned work by Rosaceae and in the talks and readings with the likes of Dirk von Lowtzow as well as in the »Çaystube« by Nuray Demir and Yeşim Duman. There, they continued for over three days with performances and sets by artists such as Derya Yıldırım, while the main programme with Die Goldenen Zitronen, CocoRosie, Lali Puna, Shabazz Palaces, alyona alyona, Die Kerzen and One Mother, and there was barely time for a breather with the commissioned works by Magic Island, International Music & The Dorf, Janto Djassi Roessner and ANDRRA. Coming together was a big part of our journey: whether thematic focal points such as »African Beats & Pieces« and the inaugural »Goethe Residency« with ByLwansta and Robot Koch and, of course, the »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs« workshop programme, Pop-Kultur 2019 was above all about joining forces, and it’s clear that we’ve accomplished the mission. We want to thank all of you for your contributions – and we’re looking forward to next year!
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