Free and outside in bad kissingen

Free and outside in bad kissingen

Since last autumn the planning for the admission-free open-air is running. "After the festival is before the festival, says stierstorfer, who is now in charge of organizing the festival for the second time – since the retirement of long-time head tobias schneider. And there is a lot to organize: the logistics have to be planned and countless band applications have to be listened through. People have to be organized, work plans have to be drawn up, and – very importantly – the financing has to be in place.

Worry about the weather

"it is already difficult to finance all this only by some sponsors and the beverage sales. And if the weather is as bad as it was last year, things look very bleak", says stierstorfer – at the time, hail and thunderstorms had pushed visitor numbers down significantly. In 2013, the responsible person and his helpers hope for better weather and thus for significantly more visitors.

A colorful program

in any case, the program is a colorful mix. As usual the lineup consists mainly of bands from the lower franconian region. The band soundladen comes from bad kissingen and had their first gig at the u&d last year. In the meantime, the boys and girls have already played a lot of gigs and were able to survive several rounds of the newcomer band contest emergenza, which led them to the batschkapp (that’s a rock club) in frankfurt.

Also taking part are, for example, the ska-punkers from rafiki, the rockabilly band surfin’ safari or the munich four-women-indie-rock-band candelilla. The "godzilla was a friend of mine" formation are old veterans and have played the u&d stages several times already. In addition to the bands mentioned above, 21 other bands will play on the two "umsonst-und-drauben" stages – so there should be something to suit almost every musical taste.