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North German top-class artists at the NORDEN Festival 2021

With Lina Maly from Elmshorn, one of the most exciting and at the same time charming and down-to-earth musicians in German-language pop music will be playing at NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2021. With "Könnten Augen alles sehen" she is not simply releasing a second album. She also further establishes herself as a strong, independent artist, a champion of the beauty of the imperfect and an instance of sincerity in German pop music.

It has already served as a source of inspiration for legendary authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Charles Bukowski and Oscar Wilde: The Bar. For Lennart Adam, too, the bar is a place full of possibilities. The uncertainty of what interesting, bizarre but also completely normal people he will meet, where an evening will develop, where and when it will end. During these encounters he gains a deep insight into the culture of a country and its people.

A band that loves to be different is called Die Liga der gewöhnlichen Gentleman. Songs like "Der kleine Matratzenmarkt" or "Hässlich und faul, Musik und der HSV" (Ugly and Lazy, Music and the HSV) are packed by the Hamburg band into danceable Northern Soul, Garage Rock and Rock'n'Roll. A few days ago, the band released their new single "Ferien für immer" and thus sends a musical summer greeting from the city of eternal November.

In addition, the festival announces the musicians Signe Marie Rustad (Norway) and ANNNA (Latvia), the band The Schwings(Lithuania), author and editor Ella Carina Werner and the open air cinema film AURORA (Finland).


The so far confirmed program in the overview:


CONCERTS
TAPE RECORDER | THE LEAGUE OF ORDINARY GENTLEMEN | JESSE MARKIN (FIN) | POWERSOLO (DK)
ANNNA (LV) | MINOR MAJORITY (NOR) | LINA MALY | TRIBE FRIDAY (SWE) | PAULA & KAROL (POL)
PENNY POLICE (DK) | THE SCHWINGS (LT) | MIU | I SEE RIVERS (NOR) | MEADOWS (SWE) | EVERY DAY NEW YEAR'S EVE
SIGNE MARI RUSTAD (NOR) | NORMA

READINGS & SLAMS
TINA UEBEL | SVEN AMTSBERG | NORDEN SLAM WITH BJÖRN HÖGSDAL
MAREIKE KRÜGEL | OLIVER LÜCK | ELLA CARINA WERNER | LENNART ADAM

STREET THEATER & ARTISTRY
CIRCUS HELSINKI (FIN) | MEERMANEGE | OAKLEAF STILT ART | BALLET SCHOOL SCHLESWIG
SYLVAIN PATIRON (EST) | TENT OF WONDERS

FILM PROGRAM
AURORA (FIN) | CURRENT SHORT FILMS OF FILM FESTIVALS FROM SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
CRAFTS & DIY WITH ANTJE VON STEMM | YOGA | STAND UP PADDLING | SAUNA | HOTTUP | ARCHERY
SCREEN PRINTING WITH SUSANNE THURN | CLIMBING PARCOUS | ARTISTRY WORKSHOPS | KAYAK COURSES | AND MUCH MORE

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North German top-class artists at the NORDEN Festival 2021

With Lina Maly from Elmshorn, one of the most exciting and at the same time charming and down-to-earth musicians in German-language pop music will be playing at NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2021. With "Könnten Augen alles sehen" she is not simply releasing a second album. She also further establishes herself as a strong, independent artist, as a champion of the beauty of the imperfect and as an instance of sincerity in German pop music..

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