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That was Norden Festival 2021

The third NORDEN Festival in Schleswig ended with an emotional final concert by Hamburg pianist Niklas Paschburg. Over 300 participating artists and exhibitors from the northern European region spoiled the visitors with a variety of cultural offerings over three weekends. At concerts and readings there were several German premieres to celebrate. Around 28,000 visitors attended the festival on at least one of the twelve event days, 10,000 tickets were sold. 10% of the visitors used the test center in front of our ticket booth, not a single positive Corona case was registered.
The music program this year was more varied than ever before. Rock and pop, jazz, ska, hiphop, R'n'B, singer songwriter music or swing. On each of the festival days, visitors were able to experience the entire spectrum of Northern European music on the stages of the Königswiesen.
Among the musical highlights were concerts by young musicians from Tonbandgerät, Tribe Friday and Jeden Tag Silvester. The performances by Deine Cousine, Jesse Markin, The KutiMangoes and The Schwings also drew large crowds in front of the stages.
The readings this year featured audience favorites such as Luisa Neubauer, Nora Gantenbrink, Oliver Lück and Lennart Adam. Many guests left the Kulturzelt with a signed book by their favorite authors under their arm and lots of new food for thought.
The Theater Deck was also very popular this year. Besides the performance of Sylvain Oulala, the Circus Helsinki and the artistic comedy show of Jens Ohle made the audience laugh and marvel.
All five film festivals of Schleswig-Holstein presented a best-of program of short films. In addition, Danish, Swedish and Lithuanian short films and children's films were shown. With over 50 workshops and exciting activities from climbing to stand-up paddling, there was something for everyone.
The most popular photo motif on the festival grounds this year was probably the wooden sculpture by Flensburg artist Johannes Caspersen, which was installed on a pontoon by the garden stage. The polar bear, also a motif of this year's NORDEN Festival, symbolically drew attention to the effects and consequences of climate change. Under the sustainable orientation of the festival, numerous lectures, hands-on workshops and exhibitions were presented in the Green Pavilion, by Watt 2.0 and the Europauniversität Flensburg.

Before we look forward to the upcoming NORDEN Festival 2022, we would like to review this year's festival.
Even under pandemic conditions we were able to spend three unforgettable weekends together with you on the Königswiesen in Schleswig. Click here for the aftermovie:

That was Norden Festival 2021
The third NORDEN Festival in Schleswig ended with an emotional final concert by Hamburg pianist Niklas Paschburg. Over 300 participating artists and exhibitors from the northern European region spoiled the visitors with a variety of cultural offerings over three weekends. At concerts and readings there were several German premieres to celebrate. Around 28,000 visitors attended the festival on at least one of the twelve event days, 10,000 tickets were sold. 10% of the visitors used the test center in front of our ticket booth, not a single positive Corona case was registered.
Organizing team takes positive stock of pandemic year 2021
The NORDEN Festival 2021 is over, but the look is already clearly in the direction of 2022. With high attendance from Lithuania and once again numerous program highlights, the third edition of the culture festival ended on Sunday evening in late summer weather on the Königswiesen. A total of around 28,000 visitors attended the festival on at least one of the twelve event days, and around 10,000 tickets were sold.
Now: Tickets for 2022 in the NORDEN Festival Online Shop
The new NORDEN Online Shop is now available for tickets 2022. Get your limited festival passes as well as weekend combo tickets and family weekend combo tickets at www.norden-festival.com/de/shop - it pays to be quick, as we can only offer a limited number of the festival passes.
Ticket Online Shop opens tomorrow
As a special offer to the visitors of Schleswig, the Early Bird tickets, limited to 1000 pieces, went over the counter of the bookstore Liesegang on Wednesday morning from 8 o'clock. The news had spread through the city in no time at all: The queue in the shopping street was probably the longest queue that had ever existed in Schleswig's city center and within a few hours all Early Bird tickets were sold out.
Start of the last NORDEN weekend this year
September 9 marks the start of the last NORDEN Festival weekend this year. From Thursday to Sunday, day tickets will again be available at the festival box office. The experience of the past festival weekends has shown that there are enough tickets available for the visitors.
Advance booking for NORDEN 2022 starts tomorrow
Due to the high demand, the presale for the NORDEN 2022 starts already on Wednesday, September 8. Starting at 8 a.m., the Schleswig bookstore Liesegang will offer a limited edition of the highly demanded festival passes at the Early Bird rate.
Record number of visitors at NORDEN Festival
With a record number of visitors on Saturday with good weather, a program full of variety and a great atmosphere, NORDEN 2021 celebrated its half-time.
"Schleswig is currently the cultural hotspot of Schleswig-Holstein".
"Schleswig is currently the cultural hotspot of Schleswig-Holstein," said Culture Minister Karin Prien last week. After a successful festival kick-off, NORDEN started the second round on Thursday. And with especially good news for all guests who do not yet have a festival ticket: On all upcoming festival days, day tickets are once again available for the respective day.
First weekend on NORDEN Festival
Festival organizers take positive stock with regard to the hygiene concept and release day tickets again for the next weekends
Opening of this year's NORDEN festival
Minister of Culture Karin Prien opened the third Norden Festival yesterday in Schleswig. After the festival had to be cancelled last year due to a pandemic, the organizers around Manfred Pakusius and Marno Happ made it possible to hold the festival this year with a special hygiene concept tailored to the festival.