On May 17, Munich’s Lange Nacht der Musik is back. With 400 concerts between 8pm – 3am, there’s something for everyone – from ballet performances to folk, from reggae to rock – and everything in between.
Shuttle buses will be running every ten minutes to link the venues, meaning you can get from one gig to the next easily (and for free).
Münchner Kultur GmbH are giving away 1×2 tickets for the evening – all you have to do is send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org before 3pm on May 11 and I’ll let you know if you’ve won! And if you’re not the lucky winner, don’t fret – you can buy your tickets online here.
Here are a few gigs I recommend…
Dance performance – Ballett-Akademie
From 9:30pm to 10pm, catch some of Munich’s brightest young ballet dancers in action, as they perform at the Akademie.
Der gelbe Klang – Nationaltheater
With tickets normally costing up to 70 €, the chance to visit the neoclassical Nationaltheater and watch a performance for free (well, included in your Lange Nacht der Musik ticket price) is a real privilege. I was at the premiere of Der gelbe Klang in April, and it was interesting – very contemporary – and I loved the music (Frank Zappa), but for me, a little of the dance aspect was lacking. But make up your own minds – make sure you arrive at the Nationaltheater at 6:30pm to sign up for seats.
Dear Henry Bliss – White Rabbit’s Room
The lovely Munich band will be playing at the kitchen/cafe on Franziskanerstraße as part of Lange Nacht der Musik. The show starts at 8pm, and I highly recommend you go. You may know them best from their brilliant collaborative cover of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop:
Livy Pear are the most magical Munich folk duo. A concert combining their music with bloody good burgers is my idea of heaven. Just listen to Olivia’s voice…
They’re on at midnight, but other bands are on beforehand – including Swallow Tailed and Taxgas. M94.5’s DJs will be around afterwards, should you feel like lingering a little longer.
The full program can be found online, and you’ll receive a little booklet with all relevant information with your tickets. I’m looking forward to receiving your emails!
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