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Rolling Stone Beach marks the last 2019 festival in FKP Scorpio’s “broad” portfolio, as the promoter gears up for 2020 with new addition Seaside Country Festival
By Anna Grace on 18 Nov 2019
The eleventh edition of Rolling Stone Beach took place from 15 to 16 November, signalling the “successful completion” of the 2019 festival season for Hamburg-based promoter FKP Scorpio.
Four thousand fans attended the two-day, indoor event at Weissenhäuser Strand holiday and leisure park, which saw headline performances from the Specials and Elbow, as well as appearances by Maximo Park, Teenage Fan Club and the Charlatans.
FKP Scorpio, which is majority owned by German powerhouse CTS Eventim, now promotes twelve festivals throughout Germany, including Rolling Stone Beach sister festival Rolling Stone Park; twin festivals Hurricane and Southside; heavy metal event M’era Luna; and the newly announced Seaside Country Festival.
“Whether it’s a small-town, multi-day open air or an intimate indoor festival format, our festivals are as diverse as their audience,” comments Stephan Thanscheidt, CEO and head of festival booking at FKP Scorpio.
“Whether it’s a small-town, multi-day open air or an intimate indoor festival format, our festivals are as diverse as their audience”
“Each one has its own character and it is a lot of fun to develop it year after year for the benefit of our guests. We are proud to look back on the past months and are already looking forward to the festival season 2020, which begins with the Plage Noire here on the Weissenhäuser beach in April.
“The festival landscape has grown steadily worldwide in recent years and is constantly changing,” continues Thanscheidt. “Fortunately, our broad portfolio allows us to try out and develop a wide variety of formats. This may include innovations in accommodation and dining, elaborate designs and decoration, as well as a history in which guests can immerse themselves on site.
“Today, festivals are holistic live experiences that are just as memorable as the stage programme itself.”
The promoter has already announced the first acts for its 2020 events, with the exception of the Rolling Stone festivals and Metal Hammer Paradise. FKP’s A Summer’s Tale festival is taking a one-year hiatus in 2020.
More information on festivals and pre-sales can be found here.
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