Fête de la Musique

Kröpcke Stage

Kröpcke Stage


Fête de la musique


Hannover as a UNESCO City of Music:


DJ Gullyman:

Another mentionable music installation in Hannover is DJ Gullyman. In Ernst August Platz there is a manhole cover that plays music all year round to the city of Hannover. Architect Timm Ohrt from Hamburg came up with the idea in 2000 when he redesigned the square. The idea was to brighten up peoples’ days as they hurried through the square to their destination. There are two CD players that work around the clock to provide music for the square and this music is changed Seasonally to reflect the change in the time of year.



In October 1981, Maurice Fleuret became Director of Music and Dance at Minister of Culture Jack Lang's request, and applied his reflections to the musical practice and its evolution: "the music everywhere and the concert nowhere". When he discovered, in a 1982 study on the cultural habits of the French, that five million people, one child out of two, played a musical instrument, he began to dream of a way to bring people out on the streets. It first took place in 1982 in Paris as the Fête de la Musique.

Hannover started it in 2008. And this year, which is 2018, it’s already 10 years. Highlights of the program in the anniversary year.

The "Fête" was celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. In the shopping street from Kröpcke to the Schiller Monument, the 10-year mile invited visitors to take part in ten action points on numerous hands-on offers.





Min-Suk Lee | Hochschule Hannover | Productdesign | Hannover

Tong Pan | ZUST China | Productdesign | Hang Zhou

Ellen Forsyth | Gray's School of Art |Communication Design | Aberdeen