Thursday, 14 April 2011

A clear track ahead for 9th International Bühl Bluegrass Festival

Walter Fuchs, organiser of the International Bühl Bluegrass Festival, reports that on Friday 8 April a press conference was held at the town hall of Bühl in south-west Germany - the second to be held in connection with the 9th Bühl Bluegrass Festival, and the last before the festival itself takes place (13-14 May 2011).

The city's mayor, Hans Striebel, was pleased to greet a substantial number of newspaper- and radio-journalists from France and Germany. All present recognised that this year's festival programme will make it an outstanding event. Preparations are complete, and advance ticket sales are running at an unprecedented level.

Newspaper features from the Badisches Tagblatt and Acher und Bühler Bote of 13 April 2011 will soon be reproduced on the festival website. Both papers praise the festival as one of the cultural highlights of the year.

A few of those at the press conference: (l-r) Marion Lacroix, Radio Arc en Ciel, France; Erwin Doll, Radio Liberte, France; Walter Fuchs; Frank Rickal, Radio Lechtal, Germany; Mayor Hans Striebel; Friedrich Hog, Radio Free FM, Germany; Old Jack Neufeld, Radio Frequence Verte, France