Neimënster has announced the participation of UK artists Neneh Cherry and Anna Calvi in this year's "Bock op..." festival, scheduled for June and July.
Following the success of last year, neimënster is bringing back the festival "Bock op...", which replaces the OMNI festival. In a spirit of permanent openness, the shows proposed by neimënster are aimed at a large family audience attracted by the convivial character of the concerts and animated by values of respect and tolerance.
Among the confirmed artists for the 2019 edition of the festival is Neneh Cherry, who will perform at neimënster on Friday 21 June 2019. The daughter of a Swedish artist and the musician Ahmadu Jah, daughter-in-law of jazzman Don Cherry, Neneh Cherry grew up between Sweden and England. From her beginnings to today, she draws upon the fusion of all sorts of influences, from hip-hop and jazz to R&B and pop music. A free spirit, Neneh Cherry has built a reputation as an activist who uses her voice to defend the causes close to her heart. Tickets for the show cost €30 (€1.50 with the Culture Pass).
English composer and guitarist Anna Calvi will also perform during the festival, on Wednesday 10 July 2019. Inspired by the voices of Nina Simone and Maria Callas and the sounds of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix, Anna Calvi is a multi-instrumentalist who has left her mark on the world of rock. Her uncompromising music is perfectly embodied in her third album "Hunter". As she takes the neimënster stage, Anna Calvi will present music that rages against gender stereotypes and norms that condition boys and girls from childhood. Tickets cost €22 (€1.50 with the Culture Pass).
On both nights, doors will open at 20:00 for a 21:00 start.