Germany: Rockavaria, König-Pilsener-Arena

Rockavaria Returns in 2018

Rockavaria 2015 crowd
– Rockavaria 2015 crowd
in Munich May 29-31.

DEAG is reactivating Rockavaria, with the third edition taking place on Munich’s Königsplatz, June 9-10.

Originally a three-day event, DEAG scrapped the festival’s Friday. The Saturday and Sunday will see 10 bands each on two stages.

No acts have been named so far.

The festival will have a capacity of 22,000 at its new site, the Königsplatz, a short walk from Munich’s central station.

In 2016, when Rockavaria took place at Munich’s Olympiapark, 38,000 people came to see headliners Iggy Pop, Iron Maiden and Nightwish.

A year later, the festival took a break citing the unavailability of artists as the reason. The first acts to play Rockavaria 2018 will be revealed Oct. 27.

New Leadership For König-Pilsener-Arena

– König-Pilsener-Arena
Henrik Häcker, Stephan Ulm and Stephanie Baudler.

A new triumvirate is running things at König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Henrik Häcker was named CEO. He is joined by Stephan Ulm as deputy general manager and Stephanie Baudler, the new event manager. Häcker’s professional experience includes 10 years as head of the exhibition center in Salzburg, Austria.

He succeeds Michael Brill at König-Pilsener-Arena, who left after 22 years to pursue new endeavors. Häcker said his first task was to get to know the team working at the arena.

“This team developed the arena into one of the most successful arenas in Germany, and I’m looking forward to shaping the way into the future with the entire team.”

The new deputy general manager Stephan Ulm has been with the arena for the past three years as senior has been with the arena for the past three years as senior sales director. The future point of contact for promoters will be Stephanie Baudler, whose official title is senior director, events. She’ll also take care of the areas ticketing, corporate communication and event promotion for König-Pilsener-Arena.

Baudler worked 10 years as artist manager, representing national and international acts such as Guano Apes among others. She said she was looking forward bringing her experience and network to the area.