Rockhal celebrates 10 years with big birthday party
(ADW) It's hard to believe it but it has been 10 years since the Rockhal first opened its doors in October 2005, with the venue bursting onto the scene in dramatic style with a big Prodigy concert.
Since then the venue has grown rapidly from audiences of 30,000 in the first year to 166,000 in 2014. Over the past 10 years, visitors to the Rockhal have attended no less than an impressive 13,000 concerts of one sort or another.
So, now it's time to celebrate and a press conference was held on Wednesday in the Floor venue of the Rockhal by Culture Minister Maggy Nagel, Chairman of the board Claude Bintz, and Rockhal's Manager Olivier Toth, to announce the festivity plans.
10 is the magic number
The 10-year Rockhal 'birthday party' will take place on Friday, October 16 with an exciting line-up of acts. French electro DJs and wacky groups “Salut C'est Cool” are in the line-up together with several Luxembourg acts including local rapper Corbi, metal band Scarred and electro-dub group Dillendub.
The symbolic number 10 will ring throughout the night for the 10th anniversary with 10 local DJs playing and the whole night costing 10 euros. A birthday cake is also promised! Why not join the Facebook Event for even more details.
Rockhal also used the press conference to announce several more concerts in March next year. The Scorpions are back once again, (yes, they are still going!) and will hit the Rockhal on March 12, while French singer Zaz heads to Luxembourg on March 14.
Finally, for all those romantics out there, Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti plays on March 19 at the the Rockhal in what will be its 11th year.
Goodbye Music & Resources, hello Rocklab!
It has also been announced that the Music and Resources arm of the Rockhal, helping local musicians learn the music industry, and offering recording studios and rehearsal rooms, is about to go through a name change.
No longer will it be called the lengthy name "Music & Resources Rockhal", but simply "Rocklab". However, we are told that reference will apparently still be made to the old name, it's just that the Rockhal still has to come up with a fancy logo design.
Visit the Rockhal website: www.rockhal.lu
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