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50,000 attend Germany deck chair shows

Over 50,000 concertgoers visited Mönchengladbach hockey stadium for Strandkorb Open Air, which ran for nearly four months

By IQ on 08 Oct 2020

Strandkorb Open Air sat in deck chairs on the stadium's pitch

Strandkorb Open Air sat in deck chairs on the stadium's pitch

image © Gerd Wiggers/SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach

Strandkorb Open Air, the open-air deckchair concert series held at Warsteiner Hockey Park in Mönchengladbach, Germany, came to a close on Sunday 4 October after having sold more than 50,000 tickets.

Taking place in a unique socially distanced format utilising 450 deck chairs, the series was one of a number of innovative concert formats devised by German promoters – along with the likes of Picknick Konzerte and Back to Live – over a long, disrupted, largely festival-free summer.

According to organisers, over 50,000 spectators attended the 63 shows over 82 days. More than 150 artists were involved, as well as 80 crew and 20 other employees.

Half of all shows were sold out, including Brings, Höhner, Markus Krebs, Kasalla, Pietro Lombardi, Martin Rütter and Michael Mittermeier, with an average of 80% occupancy over the run.

Michael Hilgers, managing director of the park, says further shows are booked at the venue for November.


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