A Summer’s Tale - A Summer’s Tale

Festival logo from "A Summer's Tale"

The A Summer's Tale is an open-air festival in Eventpark Luhmuehlen in the Lueneburg Heath connects the concerts with various workshops and other cultural offerings. Unlike other music festivals, it is also aimed at families. It is organized by the Hamburg event company FKP Scorpio .

Program and concept

Part of the event concept is to actively involve the visitors in the festival. Therefore, in addition to the concerts, visitors can take part in creative workshops, readings or discussions on various topics. The music program includes international artists, and visitors can also attend various performances such as theater or live radio plays on several smaller stages. There are also activities for children, which should make the festival particularly attractive for families. [1] Another focus of the program is film screenings, which are followed by background discussions with the filmmakers. In the first year, the screening of Oh Boy was directed by Jan-Ole Gerster and leading actorTom Schilling as guest. [2]

The festival is to be closely linked to the region. To this end, the operators cooperate with companies from the region, whose products are integrated into the food concept. Various hikes, guided tours or canoe tours through the surrounding area are also offered. Since the event takes place in the middle of the Lüneburg Heath Nature Park, visitors have to pay attention to a few things regarding nature and environmental protection. For example, guests are encouraged to hand over leftover groceries in a food sharing tent. Volunteers from Foodsharing eV then take care of their redistribution and provide information about food waste . Everything that is left over at the end of the festival they donate to the local food bank . [3]

Folkert Koopmans, CEO of organizer FKP Scorpio, announced a one-year break after the A-Summer's-Tale-Festival 2019 and justified this with changed official requirements. [4]


"A Summer's Tale" is a young festival that was held for the first time in 2015. In the first two years the number of visitors rose from 7,500 to 12,000 guests.

A Summer's Tale 2016


The first “A Summer's Tale” took place from August 5th to 8th and had around 7,500 visitors. [5] The following artists were among the guests:


The second “A Summer's Tale” took place from August 10th to 13th and had around 12,000 visitors. [6] The following artists were among the guests:


Edition 3 offered the following musicians: Pixies , PJ Harvey , Feist , Franz Ferdinand , Element of Crime , Birdy , Conor Oberst , Johnossi , Stereo MCs , The Notwist , Bear's Den , The Common Linnets , Judith Holofernes , Von Brücken , Get Well Soon , Under my bed, Cigarettes After Sex , Die Sterne , Electric Swing Circus, Bernd Begemann & die Befreiung , Dan Croll ,Dear Reader, Rhonda, William McCarthy, Rocky Votolato, Blaudzun, Thomas Dybdahl, Mister & Mississippi, Tash Sultana, A Tale Of Golden Keys.

Other artists and actions: Heinz Strunk , Rocko Schamoni , Nagel , Arno Frank , Zeit für Zorn, Nightwash, Poetry Slam, mass karaoke, forests in transition, Insects to feed the world


The fourth A-Summer's-Tale-Festival took place from 01.-4. August and had around 13,000 visitors. [7] Among others, the following artists were among the guests:
Mando Diao , Fury in the Slaughterhouse , Editors , Madness , Belle and Sebastian , Passenger , Kettcar , New Model Army , Grizzly Bear , Tocotronic , Oh Wonder, Gisbert zu Knyphausen , Meute , Hothouse Flowers , Jonathan Jeremiah , KT Tunstall , Kat Frankie ,Wallis Bird, Hudson Taylor, Tall Heights, Warhaus, Fantastic Negrito, Torpus & the Art Directors, Isolation Berlin, Gurr, Razz, Intergalactic Lovers, Riley Pearce, Rob Lynch, Tex, The Lion & The Wolf, Son, Jon Flemming Olsen

Other artists and actions: Mälzers Festival Kitchen , Der Postillon - Live , Zeigler's wonderful world of football , poetry slam, Shahak Shapira , Jan Philipp Zymny , after-work comedy, Siegfried & Joy, Wladimir Kaminer , Nicholas Müller and much more


The fifth A Summer's Tale Festival took place on the first weekend in August 2019. The following line-up was offered to visitors:
Zaz , Elbow , Suede , Michael Kiwanuka , Tina Dico , Maximo Park , Xavier Rudd , Kate Nash , Kettcar (for the sick Dermot Kennedy) , Faber , Lee Fields & The Expression, The Charlatans , Die Höchst Eisenbahn , Mogli Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar , Wingenfelder , Mine , Joan as Police Woman ,The Golden Lemons , Enno Bunger , The Nerves , Whitney , Kelvin Jones , Clickclickdecker , Helgen , Das Paradies, Steiner & Madlaina , Rayland Baxter , Deniz Jaspersen, Whenyoung, Trixie Whitley , Cat Clyde, Amy Montgomery, Tom Klose, Meadows, Matze Rossi


A year off


The sixth A-Summer's-Tale Festival is scheduled to take place from July 22nd to 25th, 2021.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ "A Summer's Tale" website: "Philosophy". Retrieved November 22, 2016 .
  2. landeszeitung.de. Retrieved November 23, 2016 .
  3. "A Summer's Tale“-Website: „Recycling". Abgerufen am 22. November 2016.
  4. The A Summer's Tale team: "A Summer's Tale" website: "A Summer's Tale is taking a year off". August 9, 2019, accessed August 9, 2019 .
  5. landeszeitung.de. Retrieved November 22, 2016 .
  6. ndr.de. Retrieved November 22, 2016 .
  7. CONCERT REVIEW: A Summer's Tale 2018 - Luhmühlen. August 7, 2018, accessed August 9, 2019 . /