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Haldern Pop Festival 2014

Event Name : Haldern Pop Festival
Start Date:
Thursday, 7 Aug 2014
End Date :
Saturday ,9 Aug 2014
Venue : 
Lohstrabe, 46459 Rees, Germany


The Haldern Pop Festival is all about music.  It is held in an open air setting and the venue is Rees- Haldern in the North Rhine Westphalia region of Germany.

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The festival is to be held from August 8 – 10, 2013

Line Up

  • Alabama Shakes (US) - Mainstage
  • Anna Von Hausswolff (SE) - Spiegeltent
  • Balthazar (BE) - Spiegeltent
  • Bear's Den (UK) - Haldern Pop Bar
  • Brandt Brauer Frick (DE) - Spiegeltent
  • Buke and Gase (US) - Haldern Pop Bar
  • Connan Mockasin (NZ)
  • DakhaBrakha (UA)
  • Dan Croll (UK) - Spiegeltent
  • Death Letters (NL)
  • Denis Jones (UK) - Spiegeltent
  • Die Goldenen Zitronen (DE)
  • Douglas Dare (UK)
  • Duologue (UK)
  • Efterklang (DK) - Mainstage
  • Glen Hansard (IRL) - Mainstage
  • Gold Panda (UK)
  • Half Moon Run (CAN) - Spiegeltent
  • Ja, Panik (AT) - Spiegeltent
  • James (UK)
  • Jherek Bischoff (US)
  • Joe Banfi (UK) 
  • John Grant (US)
  • Julia Holter (US) - Spiegeltent
  • Käptn Peng & Die Tentakel von Delphi (DE) - Spiegeltent
  • Kettcar (DE) - Mainstage
  • Lee Fields & The Expressions (US)
  • Local Natives (US)
  • Lubomyr Melnyk (UA) - Church
  • Luke Sital-Singh (UK)
  • Matt Corby (AUS) - Spiegeltent
  • Metz (CAN)
  • Mikal Cronin (US) - Spiegeltent
  • Owen Pallett (US)
  • Peter Broderick (US) - Spiegeltent
  • Regina Spektor (US) - Mainstage
  • Rubik (FIN) - Spiegeltent
  • Sam Amidon (US)
  • Sophie Hunger (CH) - Mainstage
  • Suuns (CAN)
  • The Staves (UK)
  • The Strypes (IRL) - Spiegeltent
  • This Is The Kit (UK) - Spiegeltent
  • Tom Odell (UK) - Mainstage
  • Trümmer (DE)
  • Villagers (IRL)
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks (UK) - Beergardenstage


The Soundtrack of Our Lives
Emanuel And The Fear
Julia Marcell
Wendy McNeill
Friska Viljor
The Black Atlantic
Steve Cradock
William Fitzsimmons
Dry the River
Shout Out Louds
Shout Out Louds
Liam Finn
Dag för Dag
Zita Swoon
Marching Band
Daniel Benjamin
The Revs
Das Pop
Under Byen


This music fest originally started off as an annual party.  Organized by altar servers at a local church, it was initially held in the year 1981 and attracted about 1500 guests.  People gathered to listen to music on records and eventually everyone agreed to have live bands perform here.  People donated about 500 DM each and pitched in to organize it further.  Eventually 54 contributors set up the festival with dedication and found the talent. 

The organized festival took place for the first time in 1984.  The organizers realized profits eventually in 1987.  That particular year, the acts included Extrabreit, The Trash, Midnite Fun and The Affair.  The tremendous success of the event led to bigger acts performing here.  Even now, on the eve of the festival, people gather here to listen to recorded music.


Music here mainly features pop and rock musicians.  The organizers tend to pick bands more by their musical tastes than on mass appeal.  Well known artists such as Bob Geldof (1991), Patti Smith and others have played at Haldern.  The main focus is on indie bands.  Most bands love the relaxed atmosphere and come back time and again.  You would find quite a few relaxing by the lake behind the stage area or even playing soccer with the local youngsters.

Musical Acts:

Some of the participants in years gone by are Belle & Sebastian, Guano Apes, The Cardigans, Kaiser Chiefs, Paolo Nutini and the Kooks.  The Festival garners a lot of attention from the media – the organizers still want to keep it a small affair and limit the number of visitors to about 5000 people.

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