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Waldbühne Berlin heading into further record season in 2013

Waldbühne Berlin opens new record season / 21 days of events / ranging from rock and pop via classical music to sports

Berlin, 31st May 2013. The legendary Waldbühne Berlin is about to continue its recent success story by aiming for a new record of top events in the oncoming summer months. With a dazzling total of 21 event-packed days Europe’s most beautiful open air venue will even surpass the 2012 season - its best so far - which reached more than 200.000 spectators in 16 days. This year will again be characterized by a wide range of events, offering rock, pop and classical music as well as sports.  
 Waldbühne Berlin means variety 
The quantity and quality of this year’s scheduled events certainly manage to impress. Unforgettable shows can be expected from such legends of rock and pop music history as Neil Young & Crazy Horse (2nd June 2013), KISS (12th June 2013), who are going to play their only German concert at the Waldbühne, and Elton John (05th September 2013). Younger bands like the Kings of Leon (27th June 2013), who already performed at the completely sold-out Waldbühne two years ago, and the Grammy Award-winning trio Muse (14th July 2013) will add to the wide range of styles. The appearance by Bon Jovi (18th June) which was relocated to the Waldbühne from the neighboring Olympiastadion forms a further highlight of this season.  
The German-speaking section of this summer’s program will be represented by Tim Bendzko (3rd August 2013), who played as support for Joe Cocker at the Waldbühne in 2011, Helene Fischer on two dates (8th June & 6th July 2013), and -  as eccentric as traditional -  Dieter Thomas Kuhn & Band (31st August 2013).  

Highlights of classical music will be brought to the Waldbühne by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (22nd June 2013), Daniel Barenboim und his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (25th August 2013) and star-violinist David Garrett (5th June 2013), who is going to present his latest album „Music“. Furthermore, friends of classical music will surely be pleased with the relocation of the Seefestspiele from Wannsee to the Waldbühne. The operetta „Csárdásfürstin“, starring Ralph Morgenstern and Anna Maria Kaufmann, will find the ideal surroundings and ambience here on 17th August 2013.     
To the joy of its youngest audience the Waldbühne is going to host the 15th Flashlight Concert (14th September 2013), with the group Rumpelstil playing swinging rock songs amidst a fabulous sea of lights.   In addition to all these musical attractions, the Waldbühne shall once again present its sporty side. From 06th to 11th August 2013 the FIVBBeach Volleyball Grand Slam will take place at the Waldbühne for the second time, turning it into the most spectacular center court of Berlin for the world’s beach volleyball greats.  
Success story continues 
The CTS Eventim AG, European market leader in ticketing and operator of the Waldbühne, looks back on a continuously positive development over the past five years: „The 
Waldbühne is a place of outstanding experiences for audiences as well as for performers. We are looking forward to a new record season in 2013 – which will clearly prove that we have established this unique venue on the German events market very well. Special thanks go to our promoters and partners for the excellent cooperation and the trust they have placed in us – and, of course, to all visitors of the Waldbühne”, says Rainer Appel, Senior Vice President of CTS Eventim AG. 

Marco Haeckermann
Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy
Frank Brandmaier
Head of Corporate Communications

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