Kaiserslautern sponsors big party
Theater, music presentations lure to 31-day fan fest

***image1***During the FIFA World Cup, Kaiserslautern offers more
than 600 events in 31 days. Fan fest locations are Stiftsplatz and the
square on Barbarossastrasse, which will be connected with the World Cup
mile going across Eisenbahn-, Rummel- and Schneiderstrasse.

“Our culture and event program has World Cup format, the mixture is perfect,” said Lord Mayor Bernhard Deubig.

Helmnot Theater presents the opening shows, “Around the World,” June 9
and “Parade of Nations” June 12. Other highlights include performances
by the Irish-German band Reamonn June 23, the newcomer band
Revolverheld June 29 and renowned Swiss singer Patrick Nuo July 6. The
original band of the Cologne musical sensation, “We will rock you,”
with songs by Queen, also performs July 6.

The newly created
K-Town-WM-Band with renowned local musicians, the K-Town-All-Stars with
Stephan Flesch and a World Cup Jam Band, entertain visitors throughout
the fan areas and on stages.

“The smallest participating country in the smallest World Cup city might provide the most fun,” said Lord Mayor Deubig about
Carnival,” a presentation by a 30-member steel band and a dance group
from Trinidad and Tobago. The city also presents other international
bands from Paraguay, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Japan.

street theater festival with parades, fantasy figures on stilts,
walking acts and brass music lures visitors to the 1.6 kilometer street

“The city offers a highly qualified program – and
everything for free,” said Alexander Hess, project manager of the
Kaiserslautern World Cup office.

The children’s program features a bouncy castle, giant slide, fairy tale castle and a children’s land with child care.

About 80 caterers provide local and international culinary specialties in various places.

World Cup matches can be watched on huge screens on Stiftplatz and the
square on Barbarossastrasse.  (Courtesy of World Cup office