The Altstadtfest in Cologne will take place up to and including Sunday, August 14, 2022. There is a stage program, beer and food stands. The overview.
Cologne – From August 12th to 14th it’s finally that time again: The old town festival in Cologne will take place – this year, however, a little differently than usual. Because the city festival in Cologne’s city center will be even bigger. In addition to the IG Altstadt, the Altstädter Köln are now also providing entertainment and a program. The reason: The traditional corps in the Cologne carnival is celebrating its 100th birthday – and everyone should celebrate. A stage program, beer and food stands and one or the other sales stand are planned.
Cologne: The Old Town Festival from August 12th to 14th, 2022 – at a glance
► When? Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August 2022.
► Where? In the old town of Cologne – around the Heumarkt.
► Expiry? There are beer and food stalls as well as various stalls. There are also several stages with different programs.
► Organizer? The old town festival is organized by the IG Altstadt and the carnival society Altstädter Köln 1922 eV.
► 24RHEIN provides an overview of all events, celebrations and festivals in Cologne.
Old Town Festival in Cologne: Income should benefit the old town
The Old Town Festival on the Heumarkt in Cologne started on Saturday morning (13 August) under blue skies and bright sunshine. The carnival society Altstädter Köln is celebrating its 100th birthday this weekend. And they have also come up with some special features for this.
For example, at the Old Town Festival, Old Town wine and Old Town coffee will be presented and offered for the first time. A part of the proceeds should be donated, so the plan of the old town. There isn’t a concrete project yet, but the money should go to the old town, as 24RHEIN learns on site.
Old town festival in Cologne: Carnival society Altstädter Köln celebrates its 100th birthday
“The Heumarkt shows itself from its coolest side at the Altstadtfest. Cologne music and numerous stands will lure you from August 12 to 14, 2022 in the heart of the old town,” promises the organizer IG Altstadt.
And the carnival society also wants to have a great time in the anniversary year – “We’ve been planning for a long time – we’ve been planning for years. For a long time we were afraid that it couldn’t take place due to the pandemic and now also the war. We are now happy that it can finally take place,” says Altstädter President Hans Kölschbach.
“Especially in the last few days, the anticipation was huge and we are also incredibly lucky with the weather. We are just totally happy that it can finally take place now.” The celebrations will take place in the old town center around Heumarkt and Gürzenichsstraße on Gürzenich. On Saturday and Sunday there is a colorful stage program.
“On August 13th and 14th, 2022, the Altstädter Köln 1922 eV will celebrate their 100th birthday with all the people of Cologne as part of the Altstadtfest. On both days, events and concerts will take place directly on the stage at Günter-Wand-Platz, at Gürzenich. Admission is free; created for physical well-being,” the company promises.
Among other things, there is even a special old town wine. There is also a special dress code for Saturday: On “Krätzchen Day” all jerks should put on their scratches.
Old Town Festival: Bands and program at a glance
Various bands and DJs perform on the stage at Günter-Wand-Platz directly at the Gürzenich, providing entertainment and music. Also present: the Höhner. The special feature: The band around Henning Krautmacher and Patrick Lück plays acoustic versions.
Cologne: Old Town Festival 2022 – Program Günter-Wand-Platz
- Saturday, August 13, 2022: “Scabies Day”
- From 11:11 a.m.: Jazz breakfast with Michael Kuhl and JP Weber
- DJ Philipp Godart (from 2 p.m.)
- Band Ardo (from 4 p.m.)
- Green girdle roses (from 7 p.m.)
- DJ Jürgen Bender will set the mood all day long
- Sunday, August 14, 2022: “Cologne Sundaach”
- 11 a.m.: Opening by the regimental marching bands and bands of some traditional corps (square concert)
- Kölsche Dillendöppcher e. V. (from 1 p.m.)
- Funky Marys (from 2 p.m.)
- Kopp Ping (from 3 p.m.)
- Höhner (from 4 p.m.)
- Eldorado (from 5 p.m.)
- Klüngelköpp (from 6 p.m.)
- DJ Jürgen Bender will set the mood all day long
But that’s not all: “A lively stage program as well as the neat red, white and white stalls with lots of handicrafts and tasteful curls of goods from August to the Altstadtfest”, according to the IG Altstadt. Several big acts also perform at the stage at Heumarkt. Below:
- north stars
- groove jet
- Luke Otte
- Maria Engamben
- Lola Lambetta
- Ben Renderath
- Colonia guards and on-board band
- The original Eschweiler
- The hosts are Ken Reise and Sophie Russel
Altstadtfest in Cologne: “Have a really nice party – with a stage and program”
Cologne residents can look forward to various bands. After all, the President of the Old Town, Hans Kölschbach, has already promised 24RHEIN: “We’re going to have a really nice party – with a stage and a program.”
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