Gebäude 9 is the pilgrimage site for Indie and Alternative fans in Cologne and around. Most of the big names in Rock and Indie business have played here, including LCD Soundsystem, Foo Fighters or Arcade Fire. The former warehouse is situated inside a defunct factory site on the right bank of the river Rhine. The 500 persons capacity venue has become a fix stop on the German touring circuit, attracting a lot of high profile, internationally known artists, ranging from the latest Indie must-sees to cutting edge Pop acts. The premises consist of the bar room, which has a more intimate ambience to it, and the concert hall.
With panoramic views onto the city of Cologne: 25 hours is always a good choice. One of the best things about it: visit the record store attached to the hotel for vinyl shopping.
Located in the heart of the city, the Cologne branch of Hard Rock Café is always a good place for burgers, beer, and cocktails. That perfectly goes with music memorabilia on the walls and Rock tunes in the background. Also offering live music from time to time. Don't forget to visit the merchandise store attached.
Vinyl at its best, with all genres from Jazz, Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop to Reggae, Soundtracks, Country and Rock, Pop, or Indie. Whatever you are into, they will have something for you on stock.
Nice one. Cologne based Frieda Bar is for all those music lovers fond of Punk, Heavy Metal, Rock, and similar.
Rock am Ring is a rock music festival held annually in Germany. Combined with its sister festival Rock im Park, figures are some of the biggest in the world in terms of attendance. Every year, Rock am Ring is bringing the best in world’s Rock and Metal genre to Germany. Over the years, headliners includes big names such as Oasis, Metallica, Green Day, and Black Sabbath.
This is the place where newcomers and famous names in music business meet. Whether Rock or Pop - the Cologne based live music venue is meeting point for all music lovers.
Lanxess Arena is the biggest venue in the city of Cologne when it comes to the major names in music business. Numerous big players from Rock and Pop have graced this stage in recent years.
Industrial exterior and interior make the special atmosphere of Cologne's E-Werk. Live music for an audience of up to 2.000 people - ranging from Rock and Pop genre up to Metal and Punk.
Gloria theatre in the heart of Cologne has a long history of film screenings, parties, comedy festivals, and live music gigs. Nowadays, it’s one of the city’s best night clubs, but the location is also used for all kinds of concerts. The likes of Coldplay, Oasis, Kings of Leon, and the Foo Fighters have all performed here in recent years.
Palladium in Cologne is just opposite the E-Werk venue and boasts a set of versatile rooms. The largest one is for gala events and business conventions but mainly hosts live concerts. The main hall fits up to 4,000 people with a stage that has seen bands and artists from all musical genres such as Royal Blood and Alt-J.
The rooms of the abandoned factory in Cologne with unique industrial charm are now used for live events. Either rave through the night to Techno and Electro sounds in the smaller basement room or join up to 800 others guests for Rock, Metal, or Indie concerts in the major space upstairs.
Luxor opened back in 1982. The night club and live music venue has seen countless Indie, Pop, and Rock bands and artists play the tunnel-like room. Some 400 people fit in here for intimate gigs. The music on club nights ranges from Rock and Alternative to Classics.
Annually in summer, this urban festival takes place in the city of Cologne. c/o pop Festival brings a carefully curated program between Rock, Indie, Pop, Hip Hop and much more. Taking place all over Cologne and its numerous live music venues. Bringing small as well as bigger showcases.
Concert time (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)