May will be especially musical in Mannheim when Mannheim Music Week celebrates its premiere from 13 to 19 May and the Children’s Festival sets hearts beating faster with numerous live music acts from 24 to 26 May.
The fact that Mannheim has a lot to offer musically is nothing new. It's a UNESCO City of Music after all. However, the huge diversity that makes Mannheim’s music scene unique is to receive special attention this year as never before in the first Mannheim Music Week. The city’s stages, institutions and artists, including some familiar faces from Mannheim’s music scene from all genres and styles, have joined forces and put together an extraordinary and exceptionally varied programme.
Nowhere is the concentration of music as great as in Mannheim. In May, the city will be foregrounding its musical joie de vivre, which was already attracting artists like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 18th century. Today, music city Mannheim is synonymous with a mix of innovation, tradition, authenticity and a thrilling festival, club and nightlife scene. This creative vibrancy can now be experienced live with Mannheim Music Week.
From 13 to 19 May, for a full 7 days, Mannheim Music Week will be bringing music to unusual locations – with over 680 musicians and more than 70 concerts and events on over 34 stages. The range of featured styles extends from pop to techno, rock and jazz to classical music.
Mannheim Music Week offers a fantastic line-up of international stars and regional heroes, newcomers and established artists, performing in both well-known and unusual locations – indoors and outdoors, day and night. The programme includes concerts, shows, workshops and much more.
Explore the Mannheim Music Week 2019 programme.
Even after Mannheim Music Week, music will continue to be a hot topic. The pop-up store of Walldorf music store “session” will remain open until Saturday, 25 May. The pop-up store is located in the Q 6 Q 7 shopping mall.
From 24 to 26 May, the Children’s Festival will transform the heart of downtown Mannheim into a huge adventure playground. Already celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Children’s Festival invites young and old to sing, dance, laugh and be creative. For three days, visitors can give free rein to their creativity and immerse themselves in the soundscapes of music city Mannheim at one of the many interactive stations – on the Children’s Festival Stage on the Kapuzinerplanken, the UNESCO City of Music stage on Münzplatz Q 6 Q 7 and at the HofMusikTanzFest in the courtyard of the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts.
Explore the Mannheim Children’s Festival 2019 programme.