City festival: “Essen.Original”: Now the program and headliner are set

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The city festival “Essen.Original” takes place from May 20th to 22nd. Which headliners will be on stage and what visitors can expect.

Three days, three stages, a lot on offer for the whole family, as always free of charge and outside: After two years of the Corona compulsory break, Essen.Original can take place again this year – from May 20th to 22nd.

Traditionally, Essen does not celebrate its city festival until the beginning of September. According to their own statements, the organizers want to prevent a new corona wave from causing the event to burst again. The concept is also new this year.

Star chef and singer Nelson Müller as headliner at Essen.Original

The program is increasingly aimed at families and local clubs and organizations are given the opportunity to introduce themselves. “Back to the Roots”, says EMG boss Richard Röhrhoff and is reacting to criticism that has been voiced in recent years about the lack of local reference of “Essen.Original”.

While only details of the stage program were previously known, the headliners have now been confirmed. Star chef Nelson Müller – who now sings almost as successfully as he cooks – will be on the stage at Kennedyplatz at 9 p.m. on the opening night, together with singer Cassandra Steen and soul singer Flo Mega.



Family program on Essen’s Burgplatz

The “WDR 4 Summer Open Air” takes place the following evening, with DJ Sascha Gansen and comedian Achnes Kasulke, among others. Rock singer Heinz Rudolf Kunze will be the headliner from 9:15 p.m.

On Sunday, Kennedyplatz becomes a meeting point for hit fans. The Duisburg DSDS winner Marie Wegener, the Essen singer Jörg Bausch and the show band “Radio Deluxe” are on the stage. According to the organizer, the highlight of the day is the appearance of hit icon Bata Illic at 2 p.m.

Three stages in the city center near Essen. Original

In addition to the main stage on Kennedyplatz, the artists will perform at two other locations in the city center: on Burgplatz and on Kopstadtplatz.

The former is intended primarily to attract families. On Friday evening, visitors can look forward to the local heroes from “Kuult” and their new song “Glück auf”. On Saturday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., musicians of different genres will be on stage – from hits to musicals to rap.

Essen.Original: DJ sets and Sunday shopping

The stage on Kopstadtplatz is aimed primarily at a younger audience with lots of DJ music. It starts on Friday evening with the Choma from Essen and the Gelsenkirchen rapper Weekend, who deals with common male clichés in his fourth studio album “Lightwolf”.

The international musicians from “Banda Senderos” end the first evening with a mixture of danceable reggae, trendy trap and hip-hop. On the following day, newcomers like Ennio from Munich, singer-songwriter Anaïs or the Berlin band il Civetto will be listening. On Sunday, Essen’s DJ Oliver Magenta, who will also be DJing at the SMAG Sundance Festival on Seaside Beach, rounds off the program.


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