Songs that are the hype right now, uplifting live music and a great line-up of national and international artists that have every intention to get you dancing and partying – you can expect all of this and more at the gamescom festival, taking place from August 15 through August 17.
At the 6th edition of this musical highlight, you can look forward to a big selection of songs and bands with something to offer for just about any taste. Get inspired by different locations and top entertainment with a star-studded cast: in addition to Rockstah and Prinz Pi, the festival will also feature acts such as Thees Uhlmann, Maximo Park and many others who are ready to deliver intoxicating shows. Would you like a little sneak preview? Here we go:
The show on the main stage, located at the Cologne Hohenzollernring in the heart of the city, starts with a real highlight. The rapper Weekend will be the opening act on Friday night, followed by James Hersey and the German-speaking rappers Rockstah and Prinz Pi. The next day (Saturday, August 16) will be just as varied and exciting: it will feature singer/songwriter Elias Breit, the German-Turkish pop singer Elif as well as the German musician Thees Uhlmann and the British Indie rock band Maximo Park. On Sunday, be prepared to have another blast with singer Aydo Abay, the British folk band Young Rebel Set, the Austrian trio Ja, Panik and the British musician Frank Turner.
Our partner SMART is also part of the gamescom festival and provides for some jamming in addition to a varied entertainment program at its booth. Acts ranging from pop and electro through to sounds and songs typical for Cologne will turn the city’s Neumarkt square into a musical hotspot. From Friday through Sunday, Marius Lauber alias Roosevelt, Erobique + Hans Nieswandt, the up and coming soul talent Adesse, Bryan Kessler, the band Miljö as well as the Cologne born-and-bred rock/pop band Cat Ballou will get the crowds jumping.
In addition, Volkswagen will present the RALLYTHEWORLD Club Nights in the scope of gamescom festival. A full dose of rally adrenalin will be provided thanks to interactive gaiming and infotainment highlights. To top it off, the Turntablerocker (DJ Thomilla) and the Team Rhythmusgymnastik (DJ Powerfun & DJ Bleibtreuboy) will make sure to not only get the party started but to keep it going. Furthermore, the TOGGO tour is once again taking place at the same time as the gamescom festival and will bring great live acts on the Neumarkt stage. From Friday through Sunday, stars such as former “German idol” contestants Pietro Lombardi and Sarah Engels as well as singer Jo Marie Dominiak will get rocking.
All dates, locations and up-to-date information about gamescom festival can be found in the event section of our website. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you!