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Essen Original in the Ruhr Metropolis

May 10 - May 12 2024

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© EMG - Essen Marketing

A quarter of a million enthusiasts enjoying music in and around the Kennedyplatz in Essen. And with a more than twenty years tradition, this festival is firmly on the events calendar in the city.

Bands and artists on several stages offer hours and hours of great performances across three days in September. Besides the entertainment, a festival market offers visitors the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of articles.

By Vincent Green, Jan 2 2022

EMG-Essen Marketing GmbH

Kennedyplatz 5
45127 Essen

+49 201 887 200

Actors on stage


Happenings vary from celebrations, marking an opening or anniversary to a market or one-off concerts and activities. Information for the expat community to acquire an insight on such unique events and gatherings large or small.

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Original language movies are popular among expats living across the Ruhr Metropolis. Films are screened regularly in English original with subtitles, known as OmU and without, portrayed as OV. A wide variety of cinemas or movie theatres can be found, both large and small.

Socialising in the Ruhr

Staying in touch and getting together with others living in a similar situation can be important. Expat groups in social media are highly valuable sources for connecting. Socialising in the Ruhr Metropolis can include events, international clubs or heading for a popular spot to meet international residents.