Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Internationales Sommerfestival 2020
Thies Mynther / Veit Sprenger / Tobias Euler:


  • © Hubertus Huvermann
Kampnagel / City / Art / Music
  • Fri, 21.08.2020 12:00
    Soft-Opening at Kunstverein in Hamburg
  • Sat, 22.08.2020 17:00
    Parade to Kampnagel (meeting at 4.30pm opposite Dammtor Station on the Meadow E. Siemers Alle / Rothenbaumchausee, the parade to Kampnagel starts at 5pm)
  • Sat, 22.08.2020 19:30
    Concert at Festival Avant-Garden
  • Sun, 23.08.2020 from 18:00
    Installation and concert at Festival Avant-Garden

The composer Thies Mynther (last as guest at the Summer Festival in 2014 with PHANTOM GHOST and 2016 I KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT), the theater maker Veit Sprenger (Showcase Beat le Mot) and the visual artist Tobias Euler (founder of the legendary Jonny Knüppel in Berlin) have developed an interventionist music machine in honor of the outstanding musician Moondog. The Moon Machine is a mobile music island, a bricolage with pneumatic instruments and mechatronic sound machines, sun umbrella, signal horns and acoustic collision warning devices. The three artists use it to explore the world of Moondog. Their works and instruments such as the Trimba or Dragon's Teeth are complemented by their own melodies, poems and musical experiments. As part of the International Summer Festival, the Moon Machine will tour the city and then perform a concert installation on the Kampnagel Avant-Garden. Starting point for the parade will be at Rothenbaumchausee 2, very close to a spot at Dammtor station, where Moondog enjoyed spending time during his time in Hamburg.

Furthermore, excerpts from the exhibition/radio show Moon Machine, Landing, initiated by Kunsthalle Münster and Montez Press Radio, will be heard in the program of the exhibition CORONA SOUNDSYSTEM at Kunstverein in Hamburg (opening on August 21).


This year, the festival garden designed by JASCHA&FRANZ will be as special as the summer festival: In Hamburg's pearl of art leisure parks, there will not only be installations, performances and culinary delights, but also a daily changing program on three open-air stages (details in the program overview). Due to the Corona-related capacity restrictions for events, entry tickets for the garden are sold at a symbolic price of 3 Euros in advance. For spontaneous visitors we'll additionally keep some available at the box office. The stage located on the piazza at the main entrance is free of charge, but requires a seat in the outside area of the Peacetanbul Restaurant. Ticket holders for another festival performance on the same evening may enter the garden free of charge - as long as there is enough capacity, otherwise there might be bridgeable waiting times. 


This year the summer festival takes place under special circumstances. Therefore it is important that we observe security measures to protect everyone and collect the contact information of our guests. This works without complications, but only with your help:

·         Everywhere: Keep a distance of 1.5m, except in self-chosen groups of max. 10 people;

·         In all indoor areas: Wear mouth-nose-protection, except in fixed seating areas;

·         In the festival garden and in the Peacetanbul Restaurant: please always register as soon as you take a seat. The registration is done analogue with pen and paper or digital via a QR CODE. More information on site.


Here you will find the current coronavirus hygiene rules for your visit.

A Production of Thies Mynther and Veit Sprenger in Coproduction with Theater at Pumpenhaus Münster, Flurstücke Festival and the Kunsthalle Münster, supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste, in Cooperation with Summer Festival Hamburg and Kunstverein Hamburg. 

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