The Festival Arena at the Agora farground is a big tent with room for around 2,000 visitors, which will be the setting for a varied programme of events with national and international artists covering all genres throughout the fair.
With its live concerts and associated product demonstrations, the Festival Arena is weatherproof and is thus the ideal venue for many of the highlights of the Musikmesse programme of events.
Ultimate Jam, 1. April, Festival Arena
Premiere at Musikmesse. Never before have these artists shared a stage: at the ‘Ultimate Jam’, world-famous musicians from the worlds of rock, pop, metal, soul & blues will join forces to give an incredible all-star concert. Accompanied by a great backing band under Musical Director Siggi Schwarz, star guests such as Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake, etc.), Don Airey (Deep Purple, etc.), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, etc.), Pete York (The Spencer Davis Group) as well as exceptional singer Andreas Kümmert and YouTube star Alexandr Misko will ensure music of the highest standard. But the backing band is as famous as the rest: Danny O’Steen ( Stanley Clarke, Joo Kraus) will play the bass, at the drums there will be Matthias Bäuerlein (Eric Martin, Chris Thompson) and Max Hunt (u. a. Fish, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe) at the keys are other legends with them. Under the motto ‘Legends & Icons’, the focus of the songs selected will be on milestones of pop and rock history in which, thanks to their outstanding musicality, the event’s star guests will have also played a role.