Eventim’s Hush-Hush Waldbühne Deal

CTS Eventim’s reward for upping business at the  is a renewed lease guaranteeing its stewardship of the Berlin amphitheatre, although the German ticketing giant isn’t saying for how long. 

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“We are not disclosing any details on that apart from what the press release said,” Eventim senior vice president Rainer Appel said. The press release described the deal as a “long term lease agreement.” Klaus-Peter Schulenberg’s firm took over the outdoor arena surrounded by forest in 2008, when it won a four-year lease to run the venue, which had spent the previous 27 years under the stewardship of German arch-rival DEAG.

Two years later, more than 115,000 visitors bought tickets for concerts in the unique atmosphere of the famous forest-clearing arena, enjoying shows from acts including PinkPrince, and Leonard Cohen. By 2010, Eventim was claiming the visitor numbers had gone past 200,000, which is where they’ve stayed ever since.

“We are very happy our commitment to this exceptional venue is paying rewards and we can continue to operate the Waldbühne,” Appel said. “Our thanks go to Berlin for the trust and confidence they place in us, and of course to all of the artists, promoters and spectators of the Waldbühne.”

This summer’s concerts at the famous Berlin outdoor include Herbert GroenemeyerDavid Garrett, legendary German band , and the traditional end of season concert of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Sir Simon Rattle with Lang Lang on piano.