16th European Elvis Festival 2017

The King of Rock 'n' Roll is back! From 18th to 20st of August 2017 Elvis fans from all over the world celebrate their idol with concerts, exhibitions, a Cadillac-parade, a fan market, guided tours and so much more!

European Elvis Festival Film

Get an impression of the special spirit of the European Elvis Festival by watching our new film.

Created by Vladimir Scheiermann & Sascha Kuznia

"I spent all my youth in a small german town called Bad Nauheim. As many of you may know it’s the same town Elvis lived in during his two years of military service. Ever since the early 2000s the town hosts the annual „European Elvis Festival“ to honor him and his music. For me it used to be a great summer adventure, a window into another time with beautiful cars, dresses, rock’n’roll music and lovely people.

So I felt it was about time that someone captures the essence of this Festival in a little shortfilm-style trailer, which I tried to do last summer together with my fellow director-friend Sascha Kuznia and a lot of amazing festival-visitors. Here’s our very personal look at the „European Elvis Festival“ and the people that ultimately make it what it is."

- Vladimir Scheiermann -

Music Contest at the 16th European Elvis Festival

We are looking for the best male and female singers and the best bands in Europe! Whether you're a member of a band or a solo-artist, like to sing Rock’n’Roll, Swing, Folk music, Classic, Country or Blues - everyone can join the contest with the aim to find the best interpreters of Elvis‘ songs. No Tribute Artists, no jumpsuits - but great music, wonderful voices and an entertaining performance is what we're looking for! A jury is going to preselect the best candidates.

Those selected are welcome to perform on Saturday, August 19th throughout the live programme during the 16th European Elvis Festival in Bad Nauheim, Germany. In the course of the festival the audience will judge the final contestants. 

Eligibility requirements:

• Short description of the band/ the singer with names, history and music genre

• Demo-CD with min. 3 songs of the King played/sung in your own unique way

• The program of the contest must consist of at least 90% of Elvis titles.

• If a podium placement is reached, the candidate commits to a second appearance on Sunday, August 20th.

• Application deadline: April 30th, 2017

Applications to: Elvis-Presley-Gesellschaft e.V., Maria Hesterberg, Margarethenplatz 2, 53117 Bonn, Germany

Elvis Presley Gesellschaft e.V.

European Elvis Festival

The 16th European Elvis Festival will be presented in cooperation with the “Elvis Presley Gesellschaft e.V.”, the biggest fanclub in the German speaking European countries.

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