The North America Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport Announce: Pop and Indie Music Performances in a New Coat - “New Fall Festival” in Duesseldorf

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The New Fall Festival’s mission is to transcend boundaries of pop music and reach new audiences. From October 9-12, 2014, Düsseldorf is the setting for one of the most unusual pop and indie music festivals in the world, with unusual performers and productions in unexpected venues, creating a magical space for new pop-music experiences.

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The mix of the unexpected and incredible performances create the festival’s appeal for old and new pop and indie music fans.

Elegant concert halls and Japanese hotel stages are not the kind of venues where you’d expect pop music to be performed – but that is exactly one of the unusual combinations creating the amazing alchemy of Düsseldorf’s “New Fall Festival”, October 9-12, 2014. Many of Düsseldorf’s many world-class performance venues, including elegant concert halls and Japanese hotel stages, will open their doors to amazing pop and indie music performances for yet another one-of-a-kind festival that Düsseldorf is known for. The unique and high standards for venues are also applied to the selection of musicians, and the mix of the unexpected and incredible performances create the festival’s appeal for old and new pop and indie music fans.

The program includes avant-garde, singer/songwriter, electro and indie elements, and the program is a mix of international stars of high-quality pop.


  •     UK musician Alexis Taylor, who is known for creating club music nights with Hot Chip, will perform a quiet and acoustic kind of pop music on October 10, and the venue – Düsseldorf’s Johannes Church (Johanneskirche) - supports the calmer sounds.
  •     70-year old Mulatu Astatke, also called the father of “Ethio-Jazz,” will bring his own mix of jazz, reggae, Latin rhythms and the music of his home Ethopia to Tanzhaus NRW (Dance House North-Rhine Westphalia) October 9, a venue usually reserved for dance performances.
  •     The event is also dedicated to promoting new musicians, and the stage at Hotel Nikko will be the site of the festival’s “New International Talents” showcase, featuring talent from all over Europe, including: “The New Spring” from Denmark, “I Am Oak” from the Netherlands, “Fair Weather Friends” from Poland, “Oscar & the Wolf” from Belgium, and “Adna” from Sweden.
  •     Local talent will also be represented, including the following shows on October 11 at Tanzhaus NRW: “Annenmaykantereit” from Cologne, “Rats and Children” from Cologne, and “Chogori” from Düsseldorf.

For more information on New Fall Festival and to purchase tickets, visit and #newfall.

Düsseldorf’s tourism office is offering hotel and city specials for many of the city’s art events throughout 2014, including “New Fall Festival.” The package, called “Düsseldorf à la Card,” can be booked right from the tourism office’s website at Prices start at €49 per night per person based on double-occupancy for a 2-3-star hotel in the city center and at €95 per person for a 4-star hotel. The package includes breakfast, one DüsseldorfCard (free public transportation within city limits plus 30 free or reduced admissions to city attractions), and a city information package. Please check the website for current information.

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Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourism GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its responsibilities include tourism and city marketing, as well as conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visit

Düsseldorf Airport, Germany’s Next Generation HubTM, offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Toronto), as well as convenient connections to many European cities. For more information about the airport, visit

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Rainer Perry - North America Representative