Saturday nights, it´s probably the same story everywhere: sharing a deep love for pure music, a bunch of pals hang out at their buddy´s place, fill their bellies with local beers and whisky from overseas, and take turns playing their favorite songs to one another. On a night like this in 2014, DerMusikverein was born, and ever since its ten founding fathers solemnly promised to never abandon their beloved pastime and meet at a more regular basis, dozens of concerts have been visited as well as hundreds of tasty beers and meaningful songs have been indulged in – precious moments which won´t ever be forgotten.
Things got more intense, though, when DerMusikverein was legally recognized a registered society in early 2015, now officially taking up the cause of enriching the cultural life in Haltern am See, a small town with a population of 38,000, where most of us have grown up. It didn´t take long before a one-day festival was agreed upon as a perfect means to live up to DerMusikverein´s own commitments, that is to offer a stage to various artists and have the local youth, sick of trekking halfway across the country to see their idols, enjoy them right in their backyard.
Consequently, we were more than pleased to announce SmallTownHeartFestival2015 was taking over Doebber Carpentry in Haltern on August 15th 2015. The lineup we put together certainly was a true representation of what SmallTownHeartFestival is all about: starting off feeling SUPERCOMFORTABLE (ambient post funk/Berlin), watching the maniacs in COLOURED MOTH (experimental noise post-hardcore/Berlin) create new worlds, getting intimate with DAILY THOMPSON´s fudgy Fuzzrock (Dortmund), then taking a bitter-sweet trip down melancholy line with GREGOR MCEWAN (singer-songwriter/Berlin) – highly diverse, SmallTownHeart catered for all musical tastes.
Breathe in, breathe out, don´t give a shit when the heavens open up their floodgates… and off we go, dancing in the rain to NOTIONs punk tunes (Muenster) and at THE TIPS´s superb punky reggae party, before finally pumping up to full blast, and jumping for joy at ATLAS LOSING GRIP`s energetic punk rock show (Malmö – Sweden) – no question about it, this very special day needed a sequel, that´s for sure!
For SmallTownHeart 2016 we´re currently trying our very best to provide you guys with acts of first-class quality again so you better watch out for news on our website XXX and we´ll keep you up to date.
Save the date: SmallTownHeart2016 will be kicked off on 27th August.
You can rely on our last year´s winning teams that shouldn´t be changed: Culinarily, rock fans can once again treat themselves to some find food by DOPPELTSOLECKER-Catering. And, like last year, the after-show dance floor will suck in all the music spotters who can´t help but shake a leg to DJBeansch&DJSchnakesiro´s frenzy salamibeats… all wrapped up into one amazing day at the carpentry. See you at SmallTownHeart2016!