Acoustic Winter 2018
January 13th 2018
Weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf

Final Confirmations

Acoustic Winter 2018
Tickets available September 17th 2017!
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Justin Sullivan

UK
Now into their thirty-fifth year, legendary underground band New Model Army show no sign of slowing down. Meanwhile founder and main songwriter Justin Sullivan continues to do the occasional solo concert in every setting possible – from tiny clubs to huge Festival stages, from prisons to palaces. His material is drawn from NMA’s vast catalogue of 15 albums and also many songs of his solo career.
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The Porters

Germany
Traditional folkmusic gives way to pure punk rock energy – these are The Porters firmly rooted in the region of Düsseldorf. The four lads and one lady pull no punches between playful melodies played on the violin and rocking guitars. Piano, hammond organ and mandolin provide the background for ballads or rock like mad. Anyway, The Porters raise their glasses high to create their own sound sometimes evocating pictures of smokefilled pubs or shabby punk rock clubs. We are looking forward to one of their rare unplugged performances.
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Niall Connolly

Irland
To make great art, you have to do whatever it takes. A prime example is singer-songwriter Niall Connolly, who paid for the recording expenses of his 2001 debut album, ‘Songs from a Corner’, by undergoing medical trials at Shandon Clinic in Cork City. Since then, he has played thousands of concerts throughout the U.S. and Europe, from dive bars and house concerts to embassies and major festivals. Currently ranked No. 1 in the Reverbnation Folk Charts for New York City, his songs have been covered by more than 20 acts worldwide.
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One Eye Open

Germany
Acoustic guitars, mandolin, violin and percussions – that is all you need for straight, direct and authentic music that goes right into your heart. This is, what the four peace band does. Some call it acoustic-folk-pop. Critics compare the music with Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers and praise in particular the great atmosphere of the live concerts.
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Matze Rossi

Germany
Matze Rossi is an example of someone from generation punk who at the end of his 30s gets back to where they were in their early 20s. Wild dreams, a burning heart, feeling at home on stage (for Matze it was the almost mystically worshipped band Tagtraum, with which Matze published five albums from 1993 to 2006). Then there was a cut – a job, a bourgeois life, and family. Years later, the realisation came to him that a restless life always catches up with you, no matter where you hide.
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Der Butterwegge

Germany
The bard from the Ruhr Valley and host of the independent INDIE bar in Duisburg sings and talks about life after dusk, the art of real drunkenness, how to shoot the daily routine and about love in all its variations. Butterwegge: always as close to the audience as possible, if possible right in the middle. He will bring his band along for the Acoustic Winter show.
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Emaline Delapaix

Australia
Emaline Delapaix is an Australian singer, composer and musician. She spends a lot of time writing intense folk-pop songs for piano, acoustic guitar, celtic harp and more. Her lyrics explore themes such as the human condition, depression, animal rights, feminism​,​ sexuality​ as well as love, ​nature​ and adventure out on the open road​​.​ Some say she sounds a little like Kate Bush or Tori Amos, but she also loves a lot of Scandinavian music, music that invokes the weather like storms and warm sunsets
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Tim Lothar

Denmark
Born in Denmark, Tim started his musical career as a drummer. After 25 years behind his drum kit, he began developing his singing and taught himself to play acoustic guitar in order to explore classic American Delta Blues. With an indisputable talent and great musical insight, Lothar began a whole new career as a solo performer. On stage, his way of becoming “one with the music” keeps fascinating his growing audience. Not to mention gifted storytelling, an astonishing voice, amazing guitar skills, along with clever songwriting
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Pollyana

France
Pollyanna is a band based in Paris, France, singing in English. Folky and rocky, lining up a full string quartet, its krafty sound makes it reminiscent of Laura Veirs, The Decemberists, PJ Harvey, Grandaddy, Oasis, Neil Young etc., with a hint of Celtic folk. It was once coined as a “Neko Case with a European flair” by an American magazine. Not bad, uh? Pollyanna’s music is both rooted in traditionnal musics and indie rock: they love wood and electricicity. 
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#Laut Leben

Germany
Going on tour alone is nothing new for singers. Danny Latendorf, Fabian Haupt and Kate Rena decided to do something different and created a joint live concept with the Motto #LautLeben. What is special about it is that individual singers and songwriters bring their songs to the stage together and present a diverse mixture of various genres – all connected by a common musical arrangement. On their next tour, the three musicians will be complemented by singer and songwriter Marcel Hintz from Düsseldorf, who has vast stage experience and adds a prominent, rocking voice with German lyrics to the tour.

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About the festival

Meeting point for soft sounds

The Acoustic Festival series in Düsseldorf is designed for friends of the softer sounds and deliberately lleaves out the electric guitars. In the spirit of handmade music, the Acoustic Festival celebrates and encourages the bridging of the gap between country and folk, pop and rock for unique live experiences and supports the exchange between international bands and singer-songwriters - from the established star of the genre to the promising up-and-coming talent. In winter, the festival regularly takes place at Haus der Jugend in Düsseldorf. In summer, the festival will be located on the premises of the Welkunstzimmer in Düsseldorf, with a roofed outdoor stage. After 10 p.m. the music continues indoor. In addition to the extraordinary scenery, outstanding musicians from the genres of folk, rock and pop guarantee an evening with a unique atmosphere.

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