Manic Street Parade 2016

Manic Street Parade

Venues in Munich’s Schlachthofviertel have joined forces to create one mini festival this Saturday – from the dank alternative bar Zur Gruam to indie favourite Strom, former table dance bar Pigalle and lovely ol’ Substanz – there are plenty of locations and plenty of bands for music lovers to check out. The Manic Street Parade was founded to foster talent – be it local bands or international newcomers, and there are so many fun things going on, the 25 € ticket fee is definitely worth it.

I love the delicate voice of Austrian AVEC, who FM4 have been playing a lot recently and is currently on a pretty gruelling tour around Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Listen to a beautiful FM4 acoustic session with her here. She’ll be playing in Pigalle at 9pm, and hypnotic Josin is on before her (at 8pm) – catch her before she embarks on her very first tour around Germany.

The big name of the evening is Fiva, the Munich wordsmith who’s currently touring with a big band. She’ll be playing at 10:15pm in Schlachthof, the venue most known for its Kabarett performances. (As a side note, did you know Munich is known as the home of Kabarett (political satire, not cabaret) in Germany? Theatre director Otto Falckenberg opened the Elf Scharfrichter in Türkenstraße in 1901, the first venue of its kind in the entire country). Fiva’s new album Keine Angst vor Legenden is released tomorrow, so you can enjoy some of her brand new material live on Saturday night.

For the full line-up, click here, and buy your tickets online here.

Still not sure whether it’s your cup of tea? Have a listen to the organizer’s playlist:

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I'm Rachel, the author behind Arts in Munich. I moved to Munich in the summer of 2008, and work as an editor in the city. I also do freelance work for the BBC, MONOCLE, Singapore Airlines and Kaltblut, among others, and previously wrote for the Huffington Post and Electronic Beats.

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