Outdoor Events Overview: Summer Flowers Dreams of Potsdam Culture – Potsdam

Potsdam – The drought is over. Many outdoor cultural attractions have had to pause in the past two years due to Corona restrictions. Much to be made up for in 2022. Some festivals haven’t survived the enforced break – but there are new ways to enjoy music, dance, theater and art. A selection of open skies this summer in Potsdam.

British taste in Babelsberg

Feeling like a queen for once – made possible by the Castle Foundation in Babelsberg Park. Around Babelsberg Palace, built in the Victorian style, English parties and picnics will take place on the Corniche on Saturday, May 28, on ‘British Day’ from 2pm. The Babelsberg German Film Orchestra invites you – and these are already sold out – “Proms to go”, the so-called promenade concerts. Concerts and scenic readings are also offered as well as guided tours through the rooms in the castle – which are currently closed to visitors. From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the gastronomy on the lawn of the castle invites you to relax with the soothing sounds of the club. More information at the Citadel Foundation.

British Day is celebrated with concerts and picnics in Babelsberg Palace and Park.Photo: Sebastian Jabsch BIN

Culture on Friendship Island

The Potsdamer Bürgerstiftung had to wait a long time before it was again awarded this year’s theater operating contract on Friendship Island. Season two kicks off May 31 with the (unusually loud) sounds of Potsdam’s fanfare parade and the international Tuesday series, where locals and foreigners meet to chat and get to know each other. On Friday, June 3, the Potsdam Kruse Band will present performances and entertainment from 6pm. In the good three and a half months of the outdoor season, she said, they wanted to focus primarily on events on Friday and Saturday. More information on the Inselbühne website.

The island platform on Friendship Island will be operated again by the Community Foundation this year.Pictured: Andreas Clayer

PES premiere

The famous Schiffbauergasse festival “City for one night” won’t take place in 2022 either. In its place, a multi-day festival is planned in July called “Freiträume”. In addition, new outdoor champions are jumping into the festival divide: The Pace Festival celebrates its premiere on June 5 in Schiffbauergasse. On Pentecost Sunday, local art and culture are shown from 2 p.m. to 6 a.m. on a free Monday. Bands such as Liquid Silk, Pulsar Trio and Hasenscheisse present performances by audiovisual artists Xenorama and Potsdamer Mikos Meininger, or DJs Rill, Marc Eisenschink and Fleck. 12 bands and more than 30 artists can be seen in the first edition of the festival of art and culture. Tickets and information at Pace Festival.

For the first time, the Pace art and music festival will take place at the Laundry House in Schiffbauergasse, including …Pictured: Andreas Clayer

Show solidarity and celebrate together

It should be a festival for the residents and guests of Potsdam as well as a sign of tolerance, universality and fair play. Moves Potsdam’s “Festival of Solidarity – Tolerance” is jointly organized by New Tolerance Edict Potsdam, SV Babelsberg 03 and Christoph Miethke. On Saturday 11 June, youth football tournaments, sports and physical activity for the whole family will take place at the Sandscholle Sports Arena, Franz-mehring-Strasse 54, from 10 am and concerts with “Mamas & Some Papas”, the neighborhood orchestra, from sometime PM and Heyohmann instead. Submission is free.

The “Festival of Solidarity – Tolerance Moves Potsdam” is celebrated at the Sandscholle Sports Arena in Babelsberg.Pictured: Andreas Clayer

Potsdam Festival on the island

The Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival has also had to come to terms with restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now we start again in 2022 – and how: More shows and unusual venues than ever before will be used at the music festival from May 10 under the theme “The Islands”. The openness to the city, to the residents, is amazing. On June 11, from 1.30 pm, you are invited to the “Potsdam Festival” on Friendship Island. With free admission, many artists present and want to entertain young and old with music and art, and culinary luxury is also taken care of. On the same evening, June 11, at 9:30 p.m., the magic of Baroque sounds will be heard at the Alter Markt. Arias, duets and orchestra pieces will be performed in the open air between Nikolaikirch and the Barberini Museum. Tickets for the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival.

Discover the Friendship Island Music Festival and invite you to the “Potsdam Festival” on the island.Pictured: Andreas Clayer

Summer cinema and anniversary in the bathroom

The summer of cinema in Schiffbauergasse begins on June 13th with a new short but varied tour. Until June 30, the laundry house is showing 16 films in collaboration with Babelsberg Thalia Cinema, including Oscar-winning films such as “Bohemian Rhapsody”, art house hits such as “Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush” by Andreas Driessen or modern classics. Like “monastery of poisoning”. Always starts at 10:15pm, tickets and info at the Thalia cinema.
After the open-air cinema, the laundromat continues the celebration, after all it will be exactly 30 years old in 2022. During two outdoor evenings on July 23 and 30, Schiffbauergas will shiver from 5pm. Information and tickets are available in the laundry room.

Together with the Babelsberg Thalia cinema, the laundry house is once again organizing an open-air cinematic summer.Photo: Manfred Thomas

Exiting to the Fête de la music

Despite Corona, the organizers of the Potsdam Fête de la musique, of the Kulturtänzer Association, did not want to do without tunes and dance on June 21, the longest day of the year. Last year they staged a “Fête uff” where musicians traveled around town and played music while driving. How Fête 2022 will be organized is still partially open, but the music festival is sure to get organized. Not only musicians can register online. Makers are also looking for places.

Last year, the Fete de la Musique was a traveling festival. In 2022, music will be all over the city again.Pictured: Andreas Clayer

Color program in Lustgarten

Kultur Sommer Potsdam 2022 was the guest of Lustgarten. From June 20 to 22, starting at 10 pm, blockbuster films will be shown. Live music of various genres will be promoted on 23 and 25 June as well as on 1 and 2 June. So rock fans, European dance lovers, electricians, and country folks get their money. From June 26-30, the area will be used for circus and comedy. During the day there is a family entertainment circus, and in the evening the program changes to the so-called “sexy circus”. Kultur Sommer has information and tickets.

The Lustgarten in the city center will be the stage for the Potsdam Summer of Culture 2022.Pictured: Andreas Clayer

Sedition in the forest house

The title sounds like a mess, but Tumult is the name of the Potsdam cultural association that wants to rock the grounds of Braumanufaktur Forsthaus Templin, Templiner Straße 102, on June 25 from 3pm to 11:30pm with live music outdoors. Punk rock meets Schlager at Dauerwelle Hydrogen, where The Pokes, one of the best dogs in the Berlin punk scene, guest appears at Forsthaus, and Rolando Random & The Young Soul Rebels presents a cross between ska, reggae, punk and mestizo. Also on the Forsthaus stage: Potsdam artists Glands, Big Eddy, Chicken Thief and Spritzkuchen. For younger guests there is a magician to marvel at in the afternoon, and entertainment is provided by a bouncy castle and face painting. Outdoor tickets are available from Tumult for €19, and children up to 14 years old can enter for free.

Braumanufaktur in Forsthaus Templin is hosting the Festival of Troubles this summer. Photo: Promo / Braumanufaktur

Local greats at the Stadtwerke Festival

Municipal utilities want to compete in this year’s traditional Municipal Utilities Festival on the second weekend of July with local personalities. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, there will be a two-day program only at Lustgarten. The classic program will take place on Friday, July 8, and will be performed by the evening Junge Philharmonie Brandenburg, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. On Saturday, July 9, the Children’s Festival will bring guest star burger Lars Dietrich and an evening of rock and pop together. Starting at 6pm, young Potsdam artist Sidney Busby and finally lead actor Tim Bendzko (“Just Save the World for a Moment,” “Father”), who has been living in Potsdam since 2018, will be on stage. Saturday’s program is free of tickets, And in the evening classics there are free tickets at the customer centers in Potsdamer Stadtwerke. More information can be found at Stadtwerke.

Already a classic on the Potsdam outdoor calendar: the Stadtwerkefest will take place again this year.Photo: Archive / HvC

Matthias Rehm takes the third attempt

Already announced in 2020 and 2021, Corona Rules broke the appearance of singer Matthias Reem. Now is the time: on September 10th from 7.30pm in the sports grounds of SC Potsdam, Maimi-von-Mirbach-Straße. While Saturday is dedicated to music – in addition to Matthias Rehm, Potsdamer Andreas Schulte has also been announced with his tribute to Elton John – Sunday is dedicated to sports and family entertainment. Concert evening tickets for just under €40 are available from SC Potsdam.

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