Festival tent

Thu 13.05. til Sun 30.05. – daily 11:00 - 23:00

Opening Thu 13.95. – 20:30

This year too the festival tent will unfold its unique atmosphere between the Ehrenhof and the Orangerie for the duration of the KunstFestSpiele. Despite all restrictions it remains a place for meeting and conversation, for relaxation and good food, as varied and lively as the festival itself – only this time without the parties and dancing.

As usual the freitagsküche will be taking care of the culinary and artistic needs of all staff and visitors to the festival and gardens – adhering of course to the current additional health regulations – during the day as a café and canteen, in the evening as a bar and restaurant. Performers and public can get to know one another in a relaxed – and socially distanced – atmosphere or take a look inside the open kitchen.

The programme curated by Feinkost Lampe, the spatial-sound experts from Hanover-Linden, has already become a tradition. Its concerts, DJ sets and after-show get-togethers are another very good reason to visit the festival tent during the KunstFestSpiele.

Feinkost Lampe concerts in the festival tent

All four Feinkost Lampe concerts in the Festivalzelt are examples of electro-acoustic sound research. They explore the sonic richness that comes about when acoustic instruments and classically inspired compositions enter into new syntheses with electronics.

Each artist creates a completely different musical world. Niklas Paschburg banks up his neo-classical pieces and almost purist piano-playing with club-like intensity into wide-ranging synthescapes or has them hover away like fragile will-o’-the-whisps.

The Bulgarian-German pianist and singer Lisa Morgenstern combines dramatic compositions with experimental pop music, classical elements and her uniquely emotional performance.

The first visit to Hanover by the French composer and violinist Chapelier Fou, whose bewitchingly indescribable music varies between classical and electronic, lo-hi sound and cinematic ambiance is fulfilling a long-held wish for the Feinkost Lampe team.

Equally at home in the world of film, contemporary art and theatre is the young Polish composer and pianist Hania Rani. She unites European influences from East and West into a musical language of her own, and will present her third album, due for release this summer, with the cellist Dobrawa Czocher.

Each concert – along with the festival opening and end – will be framed by spatial sets by the Feinkost Lampe DJs, who find exactly the right mix of handmade electro-sounds.

Atmosphäre 2018
Thu 13.05. – 20:30
Opening party
m.age.project - globelectronica downtempo-DJ Set
Sun 16.05. – 21:00 / warm up from 19:00
Stoff (DJ Set)
Niklas Paschburg
Sat 22.05. – 21:00 / warm up from 19:00
Kay Le Fay (DJ Set)
Chapelier Fou
Wed 26.05. – 21:00 / warm up from 19:00
Herr Wieland (DJ-Set)
Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher

Fri 28.05.. – 21:00 / warm up from 19:00
wandkontakt (DJ Set)
Lisa Morgenstern
Sun 30.05. – 21:00
Festival closing
Luv Outernational Soundscapes with soulful & electronic Music (DJ Set)




‘Food is talk by other means,’ say the freitagsküche chefs. In their philosophy, food is the medium to initiate togetherness and communicate art. The many social aspects of shared meals and ‘cuisine as ritual space’ are central to the art cooks’ idea of cooking and talk, sharing and discussion, dispute and reflection – and eating together.

This spring the freitagsküche have adapted to the current situation and invented a new format. Following the artist talks, audiences can enjoy exquisite snacks and tapas in the Festivalzelt – while still socially distancing, of course. So a culinary experience of the artists is part of this year’s festival too. Once again the food offered by the freitagsküche has a direct connection to the KunstFestSpiele performers, whose favourite or requested dishes are also available during the day, not just after the performances and talks.

This year you can even take away culinary souvenir from the new freitagsküche larder and eat it at home. For the duration of the festival the tent will again be a dining area that responds to the artists and performances, and where there will always be a personal story or two to discover.


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