▷ SWR3 enables “New Pop” – the first bright spot for pop culture

19.07.2021 – 08:05

SWR – Southwest Broadcasting

Baden-Baden (ots)

September 16 to 18 in Baden-Baden / tickets at www.SWR3.de / with Giant Rooks, Zoe Wees, Tom Gregory, Celeste, Griff and others / bonus concert with Rag’n’Bone Man

Artists and music fans have waited a long time to finally be able to experience concerts live again. With a special edition of “SWR3 New Pop” this is now a reality again. From September 16 to 18, 2021, SWR3 and Audi will host the multi-day live event in Baden-Baden. This is made possible by a new, flexible hygiene concept, which is continuously adapted to the applicable regulations until the start. This is intended to offer visitors, artists and contributors the highest level of security. Among other things, SWR3 is launching a new open-air stage and a different supporting program. Music fans can apply for tickets as of today (July 19) www.SWR3.de apply. Tom Gregory, Sigrid, Tate McRae, Giant Rooks, Celeste, Dotan, Griff, Zoe Wees, Wrabel and Tom Grennan will play. In addition, SWR3 has succeeded, the former “New Pop” artist Rag’n’Bone Man to be won for an additional bonus concert on September 19th. With him, SWR3 managed in 2017 to accompany an aspiring newcomer on his way to becoming a world star and thus to live the basic idea of ​​”SWR3 New Pop”. All concerts are open www.SWR3.de can be seen in the video live stream and will be broadcast on 3sat and on SWR television after the festival.

Tickets: 19. Juli to 29. August 2021 / Donation campaign for the flood victims

For almost six weeks, music fans can submit their ticket requests for the concerts at www.SWR3.de. At the beginning of September, the lot will decide on the final visit. The venues will be the Kurhaus, the Festspielhaus and a new open-air stage in the Kurgarten. SWR3 program director Thomas Jung: “After a long dry spell for culture enthusiasts and fans, pop concerts are finally starting again. We are very happy to be able to organize ‘SWR3 New Pop’ with the support of the city of Baden-Baden and the responsible authorities. The greatest possible safety precautions are our top priority. ” This year, SWR3 will also donate one euro for each ticket sold to aid campaigns for the victims of the flood disaster in SWR3 Land.

Thursday September 16: Tom Gregory, Sigrid, Tate McRae

The kick-off on Thursday is Tom Gregory, who knew as a child that he wanted to be a musician. The 25-year-old Brit just seems like his hits like “Run To You”, “Fingertips”, “Never Let Me Down”, which he made together with the DJ project VIZE, or his current top ten hit “River” to shake your sleeve – and they have everything good pop music needs: a catchy tune, a catchy chorus, a fresh production and a good story. Also with Sigrid a very exciting artist comes to “SWR3 New Pop”. The young singer from the small provincial town of Ålesund in Norway released her first songs at the age of 16. With her first international singles “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Sucker Punch” she caused a sensation and millions of streams. A special feature: Sigrid writes all of her songs herself. The pieces are created on her piano – including her current hit “Mirror”: a song with a positive message for your own self-esteem. Tate McRae also plays that evening. She only recently turned 18 and can already look back on a remarkable career. The Canadian singer and songwriter grew up in Oman and Canada as the daughter of a German mother and a Canadian father and was discovered in a talent show for young ballet dancers at the age of 13. At the same time, she uploaded cover versions she had sung herself on her YouTube channel and was quickly signed by a large label. Forbes magazine recently made her the youngest female artist ever on their prestigious “30 under 30” list. With her hit “You Broke Me First” Tate McRae achieved the worldwide breakthrough in the charts in 2020.

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Friday September 17th: Giant Rooks, Celeste, Dotan, Griff

The “SWR3 New Pop” Friday will be opened by Giant Rooks: They are guitarist Finn, bassist Luca, Jonathan on piano, drummer Finn and singer Frederik. After graduating from high school, the five boys from Hamm had only one goal: to become musicians. Not only in Germany, but all over the world, people already know music by Giant Rooks. This is shown by Instagram fan pages from Mexico, Italy and Russia. Instead, the band was on tour with their biggest hit to date, “Wild Stare”, with more than 350 festival and concert appearances. Afterwards, visitors can look forward to Celeste. She is considered the rising star of soul and grew up in the English coastal city of Brighton. As a teenager, she already knew that she wanted to be a singer herself – she wrote poems and set them to music. Celeste has recently been on her way to becoming a pop star – she has already won a young talent award at the Brit Awards. In addition, there is the “Sound of 2020” award from the BBC and an Oscar nomination. Her debut album “Not Your Muse” with songs like “Tonight Tonight”, “Stop This Flame” or “Love Is Back” went to number 1 in the British charts and received top reviews. On the same evening, Dotan will also play: a Dutch songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and singer with Israeli roots. He’s a superstar in his home country. The biggest arenas are regularly sold out at his concerts – to this day his second album “7 Layers” is the best-selling Dutch album of all time. With his follow-up work “Satellites” and the powerful pop anthems like “There Will Be A Way” or “Mercy” and delicate ballads like “Mexico”, Dotan wants to prove with “SWR3 New Pop” that he has what it takes for a worldwide career . Griff will end the evening: she is 20 years old, comes from London and has Chinese and Jamaican roots. As a child, she sang in church and published music while she was still in school. She writes her songs in the bedroom – she dispenses with the support of songwriting teams that is otherwise common in pop music. Their biggest hit so far is “Black Hole” with special rhythms and melodies. Griff released her first mini-album this summer: “One Foot In Front Of The Other”. Celebrity fans are not only world stars like Taylor Swift, but also renowned music journalists – from the BBC and The Guardian, among others.

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Saturday, September 18th: Zoe Wees, Wrabel, Tom Grennan and “SWR3 New Pop – the Special”

Zoe Wees plays the first concert on Saturday. Her first single became a hit in Germany in 2020 despite the pandemic. At the age of 19 she already has a vocal range that few singers have: rough, loud, quiet or highly emotional. In her songs she mostly sings about her own life – for example in “Control” or “Girls Like Us”, the latter was in the German top ten of the single charts for several weeks. Zoe Wees is well on the way to becoming an international star – the collection of her prizes and honors can already be seen and is sure to grow rapidly in the future. Wrabel will also be performing at “SWR3 New Pop” on Saturday. He has made a name for himself as a songwriter for other musicians for many years. The customers of the 32-year-old pop artist from Los Angeles include stars like the Backstreet Boys, Ellie Goulding and Adam Lambert. He has also successfully collaborated with Pink, Kesha and Kygo. This ultimately resulted in the start of his own solo career. He already has his first hit with “Nothing But The Love”. His debut album “These Words Are All For You” will be released just in time for “SWR3 New Pop”. The final concert of this year’s “SWR3 New Pop” will be played by Tom Grennan, who is somewhat reminiscent of James Morrison with his smoky, scratchy voice and his repertoire mix of soul, blues and rock. His debut album “Lightning Matches”, released in 2018, landed at number 5 in Great Britain and was awarded gold there. His current album “Evering Road” went straight to number 1 in the UK charts. In addition to strong melodies and his voice, it is certainly the honesty of his songs that convinces his fans – because Tom Grennan usually sings about what happened to him. After his appearance at “SWR3 New Pop” he goes on tour in his home country for the first time. The “SWR3 New Pop – the Special” will also take place this year as usual in the Festspielhaus. The TV recording of the music show will be moderated by Guido Cantz.

Sunday, September 19th: A bonus special concert with Rag’n’Bone Man

A special highlight this year will be the final concert with Rag’n’Bone Man. When the 36-year-old British from Eastbourne released his debut single “Human” in 2016, it felt like an earthquake. This was followed by a worldwide breakthrough, various awards, a highly acclaimed debut album and a fantastic concert at “SWR3 New Pop” 2017. Gregor Friedel, project manager of “SWR3 New Pop” and SWR3 music director: “SWR3 and Rag’n’Bone Man have A great, long, shared story. His performance at ‘SWR3 New Pop’ 2017 was so impressive that his record company released a special edition of his album from the time with a DVD of his performance on New Pop. In the same year he was the winner of ‘SWR3 New Pop Awards’, which stands prominently in his studio. When we heard that he was releasing a new album, it was clear to us that we wanted to write another chapter together, ‘SWR3 New Pop’ and Rag’n’Bone Man. ”

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Concerts online and on TV

Music fans can also attend “SWR3 New Pop” digitally – without a ticket or travel. All concerts can be experienced in the video live stream on SWR3.de and on the go in the SWR3 app. For the first time, users can meet friends at a watch party for a concert stream and watch the show together. Highlights from the concerts as well as interviews and backstage insights are also available on Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok. After the “SWR3 New Pop”, the concerts will also be broadcast on 3sat and on SWR TV.

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