Reviving Abandoned Spaces: Organizing Festivals in Forgotten Locations

In 2017, I started the Campus Festival at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences with my fellow students Alvina and Kevin, where we booked our favourite bands for two consecutive years.

With the end of my studies in sight, the desire to have my own festival came up. And so, together with my friend Michael and with the support of the association „fairquer“, I organised the „Pausenhof Pop Festival“ on an old school site in Mönchengladbach.

In September 2020, we planned to revive a new old school in Mönchengladbach with a larger team under the name „Hauptsache Festival“.

Since April 2023, I have been organising the „Neue Wellen Festival“ in Cologne together with Patrik Thies. More about it here.

Key Data

  • Music festivals
  • 2017-today
  • 400-2000 guests
  • Mönchengladbach & cologne


  • Live-Music & Dj Stages
  • Clothes swap
  • Flea market
  • Art workshop
  • Food market
  • Sustainable concepts