IAA MOBILITY presents free, live concerts at Königsplatz in Munich
Bruckner, Glockenbach, KYTES, Leony und viele mehr live im Herzen der Stadt – 5.000 gültige Gratistickets pro Konzert erhältlich über IAA MOBILITY Webseite – Vielfältiges Kulturprogramm täglich ab 12 Uhr und kostenlos für alle Besucherinnen und Besucher
IAA MOBILITY will open its doors in exactly two weeks, featuring the IAA Summit at the Munich trade fair grounds and the Open Space in downtown Munich. From September 5 to 10, the Open Space will once again serve as the platform for trailblazing mobility solutions that everyone will get the opportunity to experience. In addition to the latest innovations in mobility, visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of different musical performances on stage at one of the most well-known locations in Munich: Königsplatz.
"This year, the IAA MOBILITY will also become an impressive festival. After the COVID-19 restrictions in 2021, we are very excited that we can now fully showcase the concept of IAA MOBILITY. Attractions, interactions, and experiences for the future of mobility – all of this, free of charge for everyone," says Jürgen Mindel, Managing Director of VDA.
"We don't just want to showcase sustainable mobility at the IAA MOBILITY in Munich, but also captivate people with an excellent cultural program. I'm looking forward to six very diverse days in the heart of Munich," says Tobias Gröber, Managing Director of the Consumer Goods division at Messe München GmbH.
Four live, open-air performances on the largest festival stage in front of the Propylaea
On the day that IAA MOBILITY kicks off (September 5), the two brothers who make up Bruckner will start performing their blend of indie pop at 8:00 p.m. Their music embodies the full breadth of German indie pop music, incorporating various genres as they convey the turmoil of an entire generation.
KYTES will also perform on September 5. This award-winning indie band from Munich produces a feel-good, casual mix of indie disco and electro pop. They have over 250 shows under their belt, including sold-out tours and appearances at renowned festivals like Melt! Festival and The Great Escape.
Levent Geiger and Leony will perform on the Königsplatz stage on Thursday, September 7
Levent Geiger, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter, has established a massive fanbase in just three years with his popular covers on YouTube (3 million followers) and creative mash-ups on TikTok (6 million followers). He has mastered five instruments, speaks five languages, and reaches over 10 million users on social media. At the same time, he is an impressive live performer, having even opened for The Backstreet Boys. Geiger reached over 30 million streams and made it to the Top 30 on the radio with his own songs like “2 dumb kids” and “Bad Days”.
Leony is one of the most in-demand performers in Germany, with hit singles like “Faded Love” and “Remedy”. She has reached over 800 million streams worldwide, won numerous gold and platinum awards, and worked alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry. Leony was also nominated for an MTC EMA in 2022 for the category “Best German Act”, as well as for the 1Live Award in the categories “Best Artist”, “Best Song (Remedy)”, and “Best Hip-Hop/R&B Song (Follow with Kontra K and Sido)”.
The IAA After Work Party will be held on September 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with musical performers the Arabella Radio Band. This group will create a relaxed atmosphere with its mix of beloved classics, current hits, and hidden treasures over the decades.
Moss Kena and Glockenbach feat. ÁSDÍS will finish off the series of live shows on Saturday. Moss Kena is a British singer-songwriter whose mega-hit collaboration with Purple Disco Machine, “Fireworks”, reached 170 million streams worldwide and became a platinum radio hit in Europe – not to mention his hit with Alle Farben, “Forgot How to Love”, which reached the Top 10 in the airplay charts in Germany. Moss made a name for himself as a solo artist with his single “Light It Up”, and his current single “Open Water” is on a steady rise through the charts at the moment.
After touring with artists like Bastille, Lewis Capaldi, Rita Ora, and Jess Glynne, Moss has proven himself to be an artist who can captivate an audience with his crystal clear voice and infectious star quality.
The big finale on the Königsplatz stage will be a performance by Glockenbach, a very successful act who have established a multitalented team and vibrant network across major cities so that they can convert global inspiration into extraordinary, international sounds. Their last three singles reached the Top 3 in the German airplay charts, and they are on the cusp of reaching 250 million streams with just four singles. They will be joined by newcomer ÁSDÍS, whose voice has been absolutely everywhere lately. Her song “Dirty Dancing” reached the Top 25 in the German charts and Top 3 in the airplay charts, while her new song “Angel Eyes” can be heard all over German radio.
The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. each day, with admission opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is only possible with a valid ticket! There will be 5000 free tickets for each concert. Visitors can receive the free tickets on the IAA MOBILITY website (by next week) as long as supplies last. Seating is limited.
Wide range of family and cultural activities
In addition to the live concerts, the Königsplatz stage will host a variety of entertainment and activities every day starting at noon. The audience area will turn into a relaxation zone with seating so visitors can kick their feet up – from live music to lederhosen training, children’s and family activities, break dance performances, and a beatbox workshop with reigning Vocal Scratch Beatbox World Champion Do B! There’s something to watch, listen to, and do for all ages. The stage schedule will be moderated by Arabella München, the official radio media partner of IAA MOBILITY 2023.
Other entertaining highlights include a number of feel-good concert parties with Larissa, Caro, and Mia from the DONIKKL CREW, whose modern children’s music and positive vibes will make children and adults want to dance and sing along.
The first IAA MOBILITY Mascot Summit will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 and 2:00 p.m. Initiated by Blicki e.V., a mobility safety initiative for children, Blicki, IAA MOBILITY mascot Liaa, Berni from FC Bayern, and eleven more famous mascots will come together on the Königsplatz stage to sign the Mascot Manifesto for Children’s Safety. Afterward, visitors will be able to get an autograph from their favorite mascot. VDA President Hildegard Müller will also be present at the Mascot Summit.
Tobi Krell, known from “Checker Tobi,” will host an interactive show about the environment, mobility, and the future on the Königsplatz stage on Sunday, September 9, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. Tobi Krell gets to the bottom of things and wants to find out how the world actually works, from venomous animals and the Autobahn to artificial intelligence. He gives children a peek behind the scenes of his two feature films, and all the adventures that came with them. He also explains how his show is made while recalling all the funny and embarrassing stories he’s collected along the way. Tobi comes with all manner of stories, pictures, and videos from the “Checker” world as he shares his personal memories and experiences.
Käfer will provide the catering, and visitors can expect a diverse spread of culinary delights. It’s sure to be a week full of festival feeling at Königsplatz.
You can find all the details about the IAA MOBILITY schedule at Königsplatz here and in the official IAA MOBILITY app.