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Cultural revitalization

Experimental musician John Maus

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November 24, 2011

The Week-End Festival in the former UFA-Filmpalast - Music 11/11

The free trade zone has been organizing its international theater and dance festival Globalize: Cologne since 2006. The omens already indicate that a very special anniversary will be celebrated with the Week-End Festival this year. The former UFA “palace” on the Hohenzollernring - once one of the most impressive buildings in Cologne - serves as the location. 15 artists and bands (including cult figures such as Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth or current musicians such as John Maus) ensure a musically high-quality program.

Under the motto “Made by fans for fans”, it is not just an old cinema that is being revived. The Week-End also shows how much potential there is actually still in Cologne. The two initiators Jörg Waschat and Jan Lankisch have created a program that is not only part of the domestic festival catalog. Whether with the DIY legend R. Stevie Moore or the pioneer of the “Fresh Beat” James Pants: Here you dare to experiment without ignoring the wishes of the fans

The focus is not only on the line-up. In the supporting program, the long orphaned cinema screens are being revived with seven contributions from film history. The large foyer of the UFA Filmpalast serves as a platform for various exhibitors such as record stores and fashion labels. On the first weekend in December, we can look forward to an artistically advanced program with the concerts, films and performances of the Week-End Festival.

Fr.2.12. until Sun. 4.12. | former UFA Filmpalast on Hohenzollernring | Tickets: 0221 28 01 or www.weekendfest.de

Christopher Szwabczynski

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