Revival party features various bands, street artists

***image1***Kaiserslautern sponsors a Soccer World Cup revival party today through Sunday on Stiftsplatz. Under the motto “Comeback – World Cup Party the second,” visitors can enjoy listening to renowned singers and bands and watch international artists in a street theater festival.

Today, the program starts with Swinger Club, a band from Cologne, presenting swing, pop and cover songs from 6 to 7 p.m. Roger Cicero & Band perform swing 8 to 9:15 p.m. before the K-Town Allstars with Stephan Flesch entertain the audience from 10 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, musical entertainment starts at 3:30 p.m. with the pop formation Fun:ke from Berlin. The Austrian singer Christos sings at 5:15 p.m. and an ensemble made of eight voices from Germany and Switzerland, called “Menschenskinder,” performs 7 to 8:15 p.m.

A highlight of the party is world star Ronan Keating singing his most famous songs such as,  “Life is a Rollercoaster,” “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” and “When You Say Nothing At All” 9 to 11 p.m.

***image2***Sunday, Christian Habekost presents the Chako Music Show with the Los Rebeldes Orquesta 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The band Fools Garden performs, among others, their famous song “Lemon Tree” 5 to 6:30 p.m. Claudia Koreck presents Bavarian soul music 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. before the shooting stars of Alpine folk music, Die Klostertaler, close out the festival.

Tickes for the Keating concert cost €36 and for the Klostertaler performance €18. They are available at any advance ticket places and at the Kaiserslautern Tourist Information office.

The kiosk near Stiftskirche sells tickets Saturday and Sunday.

Visitors get wristbands to go in and out of the concert area.

Admission is free for the concert today.

Throughout the festival, street artists and marching bands walk through the center of town, just like last year.

From Stiftsplatz to Schiller-platz an “event mile” is supposed to remind visitors of the FIFA World Cup 2006. In front of Stiftskirche, a party zone is set up and in the church yard visitors will find a wine village. The event mile opens at 11 a.m. each day.

Children can enjoy a special program on Schillerplatz.

Culinary specialties are geared to the eight teams playing last year in Kaiserslautern. There is a kangaroo bar and cocktails from Trinidad and Tobago. Palatinate specialties can also be found on the menus.

(Courtesy of the City of Kaiserslautern)