Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear guests!

In Gelsenkirchen, it is natural to combine "BLAUES RAUSCHEN" with the beloved domestic football team. But our city on the Emscher also has many cultural sites to offer. Here you will find not only an active interested electric music scene but also an artistic exploration of the end of the hard coal era in the Ruhr area: "Art meets coal" in the Kunstmuseum.
Therefore, the performance "Reflect your Future" fits exactly in here. And I am pleased that this will be the opening event of this cross-city festival in Gelsenkirchen.
I cordially invite you to this multi-media sound journey and encourage you to engage artistically today in the questions of the future.

For a glittering festival in the Ruhr metropolis-
Glück auf!


Dr. Volker Bandelow
Head of the Department of Culture of the City of Gelsenkirchen