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The North America Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport Announce: “New Fall Festival” in Duesseldorf- Free-Thinking Music Festival Includes Everything from Indie to Pop

September 7, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Düsseldorf’s “New Fall Festival,” October 31 – November 3, 2013, ushers in a new generation of avant-garde music events, because everything about it breaks down barriers. The musicians and their styles don’t fit the molds of music categories, and performance locations are unexpected.

gI_82193_NFF2013400The program includes classical, indie and pop ingredients, songwriting and electronica, and is a smorgasbord of new flavors. The venues are some of the most exclusive in Düsseldorf and usually house performances of classical formats, like the planetarium-turned-concert hall “Tonhalle,” home to Düsseldorf’s symphonic orchestra, or the Robert-Schumann-Hall, an established classical music venue. “New Fall Festival” sets the stage with a fresh standard in atmosphere and quality, and its greatest inspiration is a desire for inventive sound and vision created by novel artists at unique venues.

The line-up includes international stars of avant-garde sound, as well as new and local talent. On the lineup: French super star Woodkid, whose performance with the Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Tonhalle is one of the festival’s highlights; BIRDY, who catapulted to stardom when she won British TV talent show “Open Mic UK” in front of millions of viewers and has since established herself as pop music elite; and post-punk-icon Billy Bragg, who has been a fixture in the avant-garde music scene for three decades, and will introduce his new album “Tooth & Nail.”

The show begins with artists from the region, including Roosevelt from Cologne and their blend of Ibiza-influenced Balearic haze, electronica and guitar pop; and Vimes, another Cologne-based group, with a dance-friendly and visual live set that is both electronic and organic in sound.

Other international artists include Fryars, the project of London-based 23-year old Benjamin Garrett. His acclaimed debut album “Dark Young Hearts” from 2009 won fans across the musical spectrum from Kanye West to Depeche Mode; Swedish indie pop-rock band Friska Viljor; Norway’s Moddi, who plays a Russian mandolin, blues guitar, and his mother’s accordion; and energetic Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird.

Advance ticket sales are going strong and the concert by Element of Crime on November 1 at the Tonhalle is already sold out.

For more information on New Fall Festival and to purchase tickets, visit http://new-fall-festival.com.

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