The 24h Livestream Festival will take place on 16 May


Jan Vogler

In response to the continuing lockdown, this year’s Dresden Music Festival - which was originally scheduled for 12 May to 12 June 2020 - will take place online, as a livestreamed event.

Director Jan Vogler (photo by Marco Grob) invites audiences to join him on 16 May, from 6 pm (CET) for ‘Music Never Sleeps DMF’ - a 24h Livestream Festival, presented in collaboration with Jan Vogler’s initiative ‘Music Never Sleeps NYC’. 

Musicians performing at the festival will include Fabio Luisi, Jamie Cullum, Pape Diouf, Aoife O’Donovan, Omer Meir Wellber, Nils Landgren, Simone Kermes, Francesco Tristano, Valer Sabadus, Avi Avital, James Ehnes, Mischa Maisky, Martin Stadtfeld, José Cura and Gil Shaham, who will all stream short music acts from their living rooms and rehearsal spaces all over the world.

Additionally, the Dresden Festival Orchestra under the baton Ivor Bolton and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre under Valery Gergiev will appear in the stream with programmes from previous years. Jan Vogler will be supported by his co-host singer Ute Lemper.

‘In times of crisis like these it is crucial that we think of our audience, our artists and our partners like the City of Dresden, the Free State of Saxony as well as our sponsors and celebrate the 2020 Dresden Music Festival intensely - at least for 24 hours,’ says Jan Vogler.

The stream will be broadcast on the Dresden Music Festival’s websiteYoutube and Facebook channels, along with the channels of ‘Music Never Sleeps NYC’. The latest news regarding the programme can be found with the hashtag #musicneversleepsdmf or on the festival’s website.