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gamescom city festival

Plenty of games, music and infotainment

The whole of Cologne was celebrating: the gamescom city festival

Let’s throw the spotlight on games, music and street food! Once again this year, the gamescom city festival was offering pure entertainment to the people from Cologne and guests from all over the globe in the heart of the metropolis on the Rhine. As in the past years, the city centre of Cologne was transformed into a "festival area" on the gamescom weekend, which attracted thousands of visitors every day. There were numerous concerts by many well-known show acts from Germany and abroad at Neumarkt, Rudolfplatz and Hohenzollernring, as well as a streetfood market, offering culinary delights from around the world. With countless activities for all ages, the gamescom city festival became the centre of attraction for guests and residents in cologne. The entry was free!

Stage programme:

Stage Hohenzollernring

Friday, 24 August 2018

  • 6:00 p.m.: Jomo
  • 6:50 p.m.: Antilopen Gang
  • 8:35 p.m.: Fünf Sterne Deluxe

Saturday 25 August 2018

  • 6:00 p.m.:Fortuna Ehrenfeld
  • 7:25 p.m.: KLEE
  • 9:15 p.m.: Kettcar

Sunday 26 August 2018

  • 5:30 p.m.: Cat Ballou
  • 7:15 p.m.: Kasalla
  • 9:00 p.m.: Querbeat

porta-stage on Rudolfplatz

Friday 24 August 2018

Lagerfeuer Deluxe - the Unplugged Show - Deluxe All Stars

  • 6:00 p.m.: Corinna Bahia
  • 6:50 p.m.: Juri
  • 8:00 p.m.: Dan O'Clock
  • 9:00 p.m.: Das Lumpenpack

Saturday 25 August 2018

  • 6:00 p.m.: Andi Teller
  • 7:00 p.m.: Planschemalöör
  • 8:15 p.m.: Team Rhytmusgymnastik

Sunday 26 August 2018

  • 5:30 p.m.: Reim in Flammen
  • 6:25 p.m.: Def Benski
  • 7:30 p.m.: Reim in Flammen
  • 8:10 p.m.: Alte Bekannte

Multi-day programme

TOGGO TOUR at Neumarkt in Cologne

The little visitors of the gamescom city festival were especially looking forward to the TOGGO TOUR from SUPER RTL at Neumarkt. The TOGGO TOUR is once again brought a fantastic stage show, top-quality live acts, meet & greets, and interactive TV. On 25 and 26 August, children had the chance to explore the tour area, meet their favourite TV stars, experience great bands live or take part in one of the numerous workshops.

Street food market: Something for everyone

Following the tremendous response of the previous years, the street food market has once again takien place at the gamescom city festival along with musical acts as well as other information and entertainment events. Visitors could enjoy culinary delights from all over the world at the over 30 food trucks along Hohenzollernring around Rudolfplatz and at Neumarkt. There was definitely something for everyone at the street food market! Red Bull's DJ truck was also providing music for this culinary extravaganza before the start of the stage programme.

Startups on Sunday at the festival

While the musical programme on the last day of the festival was provided almost entirely by artists and bands from Cologne, startups and company founders were also be there for the first time along the festival mile on this "Kölntag". The goal was to give young founders that have a connection to the games industry and/or this kind of festival, such as in the area of Food & Beverages, the chance to expand their networks, make their products known faster and meet new customers and partners.

Sponsor of gamescom city festival