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Rock am Ring 2013 – Highlights Part 2

June 24th, 2013

As I wrote in the first part, I discovered some new bands and artists at this years Rock am Ring festival:

Jake Bugg

I already knew him before since he toured with Snow Patrol and Noel Gallagher last year but I’d yet to hear more than a few songs, so fortunately his full set was shown in the livestream. So much talent for a 19 year old! Didn’t know he could play those guitar solos.

Imagine Dragons

So I’ll admit I’ve been living under a rock these last few months… I’ve never heard of these guys until I saw them as the first band in this years livestream. But I loved them instantly – catchy songs, lyrics I can relate to, lots of energy and a singer who seemed completely blown away at the response his band got from the crowd :D cute. I also love all the percussion elements, nice to see (and hear) them all drumming together.


…I know, it’s getting embarrassing now.. I’ve read their name before ’cause they opened for Muse on some of their shows, but never heard any songs until their set at Rock am Ring. I was surprised how many people there welcomed them with signs and t-shirts! Told you I’ve been missing a lot of stuff, but better late than never, right?
My first thought was “Man, he totally looks like Ted Mosby” :D But it didn’t take long until they had me captivated. I love Dans voice, the groove of their songs, the electronic feel to them.. and again, lots of percussion by all band members, awesome.

Rock am Ring 2013 – Highlights Part 1

June 16th, 2013

Whoop whoop I’m back! With music!

For the 7th (wtf!) year now I followed the Rock am Ring festival via livestreams and TV. Saw some amazing sets by my favourite bands and discovered some new ones, so here’s part one of my highlights.

They definitely didn’t get the slot they deserved, playing the Alternastage at 6 pm – it should’ve either been the Centerstage around that time or way later in the dark on the Alternastage. But they obviously sounded great as always, apart from the hits I really liked “Catacomb” from the new album (can’t find it on youtube :( )

Biffy Clyro

The crowd loved Biffy and I think Biffy loved the crowd :D Seems like they had a real connection – how funny was Simon’s “Ziehst du mich durch den Kakao?” ? :D (awesome German skills!) They’re the perfect festival band.


They only showed a few songs on TV when Phoenix played the festival in 2009, so it was great to see their full set this year :) Perfect atmosphere during the sunset! (Also, how cute is it when he counts in the songs in French? :D)

The Killers

They headlined the festival in 2009, this year they “only” headlined the Alternastage, but I think I liked this set even more. Brandon and the whole band have always come across quite reserved and serious to me, and here he was smiling so much the entire time, I really loved that. That they’re a brilliant live band is no secret and this concert reminded me that I really need to see them someday.

Rock am Ring moments part 2

June 3rd, 2012


Kasabian played Rock am Ring again on Friday, but I think I liked their 2010 set more. Looked like a perfect sunny afternoon.



Seaside by The Kooks – that one never gets old :)



And that’s where it all started for me – in 2007. I’ve never heard of Travis before but saw their whole set on TV – and after that I was in love :D They had the difficult situation of playing at the same time as Die Ärzte, but everyone who was there clearly enjoyed it.

hit me with lightning

June 3rd, 2012

Ellie Goulding also played Rock am Ring two years ago. I heard Starry Eyed before, but it was her festival set that made me fall in love with her music. I remember singing Starry Eyed in the middle of the night on that weekend, haha.



I also love her outfit she wore on stage. Simple but perfect for a festival:

on stage

Rock am Ring moments

June 2nd, 2012


This is from last year’s festival. Coldplay were headlining on Saturday and showed every single person there that they fucking rock. It was raining so hard the entire time (there even was lightning during Fix You – crazy atmosphere) and they played a bunch of then new songs, but the crowd jumped and screamed and sang as loud as they could. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall only had its radio premiere the day before, so no one there knew it – but they recieved it like an old classic.



Editors from 2010. I really liked their set, especially Papillon with all the fire :D


Also from 2010, Muse were headlining for the first time. They didn’t broadcast the whole concert on TV, but I loved every song they showed. Bliss was one of my favourites.