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A year full of anticipation: The NORDEN open-air festival starts preparing for 2021

The kick-off meeting for NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2021, scheduled for the period between August 26 and September 12, was characterized by confidence and anticipation for the cultural year 2021. Organizers Manfred Pakusius and Marno Happ looked together with the festival team and the music and film bookers at the program for the coming year. Also with the NORDEN 2021 again Newcomer from Schleswig-Holstein and Northern Europe are to play the stages on the Schleswiger king meadows and a cross section of current culture to be given.

Manfred Pakusius: "For us festival people this is really a hard time. Huge thanks go to our visitors and partners, the participating artists and exhibitors who support us incredibly. It feels good to know for whom we are organizing the NORDEN Festival. I'm especially happy that we were able to keep our organizational team together - And we're really up for the third NORDEN Festival."

Marno Happ: "After this pandemic-related dry spell, we are looking forward to looking forward again and to start planning next year's festival! Especially the anticipation increases when I think about our artists* and bands that we could already sign up for 2021."
NORDEN Declares Emergency
NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival supports the demands of Music Declares Emergency and signs the declaration declaring a climate emergency within the music industry!
Nach dieser dunklen Zeit - After this dark time: Bernd Begemann will perform at NORDEN Festival
Nach dieser dunklen Zeit - After this dark time, the latest release of the Hamburg musician Bernd Begemann is called - A confident look into the future. And we also look forward joyfully and are happy to announce Bernd Begemann for the opening day of the NORDEN Festival - Thursday, 26.08.2021! We are looking forward to you - After this dark time!
Jesse Markin in interview: "Folk" - A debut album with expressiveness
At this year's Emma Gaala 2020, the Finnish equivalent of the Grammy, Jesse Markin has already been honored as "Newcomer of the Year" and also received the "Critics Choice Award" for his album "Folk". In the interview he tells FINNTASTIC more about his music, his debut album and what inspires him to write songs.
Only until 31.12.2020: Festival passes for all twelve event days available
These months without live events, without concerts and readings are annoying, but there is hope. The aid of the state, a vaccine that will soon be available and the event experience from the summer of 2020 ... - all this fuels our optimism and helps us to implement the festival responsibly and, if necessary, "pandemic friendly".
A year full of anticipation: The NORDEN open-air festival starts preparing for 2021
The kick-off meeting for NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2021, scheduled for the period between August 26 and September 12, was characterized by confidence and anticipation for the cultural year 2021. Organizers Manfred Pakusius and Marno Happ looked together with the festival team and the music and film bookers at the program for the coming year.  At NORDEN 2021, newcomers from Schleswig-Holstein and Northern Europe will once again play on the stages of the Königswiesen in Schleswig and a cross-section of current culture will be presented.
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..

Action Days On European Cultural Diversity
With today's Europe Day we start our action days of European cultural diversity! The NORDEN Circle of Friends e.V. (in formation) has set itself the task of promoting European cultural mediation, intercultural exchange & the diverse cultural offerings from Northern Europe. 
Video stament of the festival management to the cancellation
In a personal statement, Manfred Pakusius and Marno Happ address all actors and players to explain the cancellation of the NORDEN Festival 2020 and the postponement to late summer 2021.
Cancellation of NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2020

After intensive discussions with the city and the state and after weighing up the risks, we unfortunately have to inform you that we are not able to hold NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2020 under the current circumstances: With a heavy heart we have to cancel the festival for this year and postpone it to 26.08 to 12.09.2021.

Federal government: No major events in Germany until August 31

Reaction of NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival to the decision of the Federal Government of 15.04.2020 and the press conference of the Government of Schleswig-Holstein of 16.04.2020