2. – 5. April 2019 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

Musikmesse Festival Arena

The Festival Arena at the Agora farground is a big tent with room for around 1,500 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.

In 2019 you can look forward to:

Ultimate Jam

Jost Nickel
Annika Nilles

The Ultimate Jam will be held in the Musikmesse tent on 2 April.

The name says it all: the evening will be devoted to music and musicians. A top Musikmesse All Stars Band headed by drummer and musician director Jost Nickel (Jan Delay, etc.) and star guests, such as ex-Prince bass player Ida Nielsen, ensure the highest musical standard. The highlight of the evening will the appearance of the ‘Musikmesse All-Stars’ who have come together especially for this show.

‘Musikmesse All-Stars’ – the line-up:

Drums and musical director: Jost Nickel
Drums: Annika Nilles
Vocals: Cosmo Klein
Bass: Claus Fischer
Keyboards: Till Sahm
Guitar: Hanno Busch
Sax: Peter Weniger
Trumpet: Florian Menzel

Begin: 7:00 pm; admission is free of charge for Musikmesse visitors.

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The Real Group

The Real Group

The Real Group lives and loves music: its members are singers and musicians in one, for they make vocal music – better known as a cappella. Founded at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, they have been touring the globe now for over thirty years. They have already performed over 2,500 concerts on a wide variety of stages and are still thrilling their fans all over the world. Now and again they also work with orchestras and big bands – or pass their knowledge on to other singers. In the run-up to their performance at the Musikmesse Festival two workshops will be held with the Frankfurt Choral Society and the Hessen Youth Choir. For the concert in the evening the two choirs will have the great honour of taking the stage together for one or two songs. Then we shall see how The Real Group, with their stylistic mix of jazz, pop, folk and soul, lend a permanent tone to the a cappella scene with their unique shows.

Venue: Festival Arena
Date: 3 April 2019
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: € 25, free with Festival ticket, limited quota

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Tony Carey

Tony Carey

For music legend Tony Carey 2019 has been a quite special year: along with the release of his new album "Lucky Us", which will appear in April, Carey – who has created world hits both as a musician and a producer – will be celebrating fifty years on the stage and an eventful career: he took the stage as keyboarder with the cult band Rainbow, was in charge as creative brain of the Planet P Project, and produced for fellow travellers such as Joe Cocker, Peter Maffay, Chris Norman, Milva and David Knopfler.

On his "Songs and Stories" tour he will be sharing his latest works: deeply personal stories, of his childhood in "Hawkeye Road", the street in which he grew up, to "I knew a man", a song like a vocal life history. Performed in a style in which Americana, country, pop and rock influences unite to form moving songwriter music.

Venue: Festival Arena
Date: 4 April 2019
Time: 7 p.m.
Price:  Advance tickets € 30, with Festival ticket: Free admission (limited quota)

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Glasperlenspiel & Mousse T.

Glasperlenspiel & Mousse T.

That Glasperlenspiel and Mousse T. harmonise seamlessly was already apparent in 2018. During the Germany Seeks the Superstar television programme, singer Carolin Niemczyk, the female half of the Glasperlenspiel electropop duo, and Mousse T. complemented each other perfectly on the jury.
On 5 April, Glasperlenspiel – as duo with Daniel Grunenberg – and Mousse T. are getting back together for a unique DJ set at the Festival Arena of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre!

Hard club vibes, atmospheric R ‘n’ B and hip-hop influences: their latest album, ‘Licht & Schatten’ (light and shadow), demonstrates Glasperlenspiel’s adaptability – an urban-pop sound that sets feet dancing!

Mousse T. is a legendary remixer, DJ and producer. His third studio album, ‘Where is the Love’ was released recently. He describes his style as being “Hip-hop-influenced but danceable”. And you will be able to see and feel for yourself just how danceable this mix of soul, jazz, funk and disco is at this musical summit.

Venue: Festival Arena
Date: 05.04.2019
Time: Admission: 6:00 p.m.
Price: with fair ticket

Big Band der Bundeswehr

Big Band der Bundeswehr

Tuesday 2. April 2019, 11:00 a.m.

Conducted by Timor Oliver Chadik, the Big Band der Bundeswehr (Big Band of the German Armed Forces) is one of Germany’s most unusual show and entertainment orchestras. There are many reasons for this. For example, the ensemble stands out from the 13 other bands of the Military Music Service of the German Armed Forces by having the mission, appearance and sound of a classic big band. Thus, conventional march and orchestra music is not on the cards. Moreover, no other show and entertainment orchestra tours Germany and the world with such an ultra-modern and unique stage show including multi-media effects. What also makes the North Rhine-Westphalia-based musicians so special is that they are not only a modern visiting card for the Federal Republic of Germany but also outstanding musical ambassadors for the armed forces – naturally, in uniform.

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