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ASPHALT 2024 – KICK OFF

The programme is set, advance booking is underway:

The 12th asphalt Festival in Düsseldorf starts in just a few weeks! 46 events, 19 days, six world premieres, three venues, an exhilarating festival experience: look forward to theatre, dance, concerts, readings and parties at the “Summer of the Arts” from 3 to 21 July 2024!

Schaf sehen.
Theaterkollektiv Pièrre.Vers 
A theatrical conspiracy story. Text by Juliane Hendes
Eva Illouz
Festival speech
Paris / Jerusalem
Mouvman Alé
Electrifying Psych Rock
La Réunion
Florian Weber
Piano solo
Hamburg
DELPHIN oder IM FREIBAD MEINER GEFÜHLE
undBorisundSteffi
A theatrical swimming course about L I F E and the fear of sinking
The Offering
Spoken word concert by Omar Musa and Mariel Roberts
Australia / USA
VESNA & guests
"To learn from the light"
Cologne / Ukraine
Faira & Annie Blochs I DEPEND
Experimental Folk & Indie Folk
Cologne
Send me up!
Retzlaff / Berndt / Tremel
NRW
است (Ist)
A chamber play by Parnia Shams
Iran
Juri Andruchowytsch
Festival speech
Ukraine
Moscoviáda
Guest performance by Divadlo X10
based on the novel by Juri Andruchowytsch
NNOA
R’n’B-Soul-Pop
Vienna / Mannheim
Our Son
A chamber play by Patrik Lazić
Belgrad
Sean Haefeli Trio
Soul-Jazz
USA / Berlin
Ray Lozano & Salomea
Soul-Pop & Jazz-Electronica
Cologne
Stefanie Sargnagel 
Reading from "Iowa"
Vienna
Skatepark
Choreography by Mette Ingvartsen
Belgium / Denmark
Mitzi’s Mensch
A Live Thought Experiment by and with Ariel Doron
Berlin / Tel Aviv
Desmadre Orkesta
South American Power Brass
Argentina
Bia Ferreira
Brazilian Soul, Rap & Reggae
Brazil

Central, easy to reach and very close: all the venues for this year’s festival edition are located in the city centre. The hub of asphalt N° 12 is the 34OST art and culture centre in the former Conrad Electronic building, this year’s festival centre with 2,000 square metres of space for art – and our pop-up festival bar! Of course, our most popular venue will be back on the water in 2024: the enchanting Seebühne am Schwanenspiegel, our magical oasis between nature and urbanity. Our venue for major international theatre productions is the D’haus Central.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN

Socially just and responsible!

To enable as many people as possible to see the festival’s two biggest stage productions, we are introducing a solidarity pricing system for Skatepark and Moscoviáda: If you have little money, you only pay 9 euros for tickets. Those who can afford it will pay more and thus subsidise the tickets of less affluent culture fans.

FOCUS ON UKRAINE

Juri Andruchowytsch
comes to asphalt! 

The Ukrainian writer, poet and essayist Juri Andruchowytsch is one of the best-known contemporary European authors. He will give a festival speech at asphalt 2024 and an award-winning stage version of his most famous novel “Moscoviáda” will also be shown at asphalt.

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