The Fährmannsfest at Hannover, Germany is one of these music festivals that evolved over time and became bigger and bigger. Founded in 1983 it was first a free open air concert with local bands financed by selling food and drinks. Today even some well-known bands play here in front of up to 10.000 visitors and for two of the three days of the festival you now have to buy a ticket.
The name of the festival goes back to the times when there was a ferry boat crossing river Ihme near the location of the festival (‚Fährmann‘ means ferryman). Today a bridge from which you can also have a good view on the stage crosses the river. In 2019 Kettcar and Dritte Wahl were the main acts at this very relaxed and cosy festival. We just went there on Friday for an evening with Fortuna Ehrenfeld, The Districts, Isolation Berlin and of course with Kettcar playing wonderful songs like ‘48 Stunden’, ‘Deiche‘, ‘Sommer 89‘, ‘Balu’ and ‘An den Landungsbrücken raus’.