17th European Elvis Festival 2018

The 17th European Elvis Festival takes place from 17 - 19 August 2018!
Bad Nauheim has hosted the "European Elvis Festival" since 2002. During the festival, the spirit of Rock ’n’ Roll takes over the whole town! Guests from all over the world pay homage to the King of Rock 'n' Roll with well-known cover bands, cinema sessions, an oldtimer parade and much more.

European Elvis Festival Film

Our new film for the European Elvis Festival shows the very special atmosphere that prevails in Bad Nauheim over the festival weekend.

A film by Vladimir Scheiermann and Sascha Kuznia

"As a native lad of Nauheim and a former bouncer, the annual "European Elvis Festival" is very close to my heart. At this special time, people from all over the world come together to revive a bygone era and celebrate an icon that has made the heart of this town beat to the rhythm of his music.

In order to capture the unique feeling of this festival, I signed up my director colleague Sascha Kuznia and together we shot a trailer-like short film showcasing its countless amazing visitors.

So here is our very personal take on the "European Elvis Festival", and the many people who ultimately make it what it is - a real summer adventure."

- Vladimir Scheiermann -

4th Music Contest at the 17th European Elvis Festival

Once again we will seek to find the best European male and female singers or bands to pay homage on stage to Elvis with their music.

No matter if applicants are in a group or solo artists, or whether it's Rock 'n' Roll, swing, folk music, classical, or blues - everyone can apply to perform the best rendition of Elvis's songs. No jumpsuits - but plenty of good music, good singing and a great show!

The applicants will be pre-selected by a jury, and the best ones get the chance to perform during the daily live programme at the 17th European Elvis Festival, from 17 to 19 August 2018 in Bad Nauheim. There, the audience decides on the top three podium places.

The Contest takes place at saturday, 18 August 2018 between 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. statt. 

Conditions of participation:

  • Short description of the band/ the singer with name, 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, 19 August.
  • Application deadline: March 31st, 2018

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

1st Art Contest at the 17th European Elvis Festival

In addition to the Music Contest, an art contest will take place for the first time this year at the European Elvis Festival.

We are looking for artists of all kinds, who take up Elvis as a theme and present it in many ways. Authorized are all art forms such as painting, graphics, photography, sculpture, performance and film. 

Among all participants, a jury of experts will make the preselection and the best work will be presented during the festival from 17 to 19 August in Bad Nauheim.

Locally the jury and the audience decide on the first three places. 

Conditions of participation:

  • Short description of the artist and history of the object
  • If the original work cannot be sent, you have to make a meaningful DVD/ CD. The original work, must be with the organizer before the start of the European Elvis Festival (no later than the 13 August)
  • The object should interpret the motif "Elvis Presley"
  • If a podium placement is reached, the candidate commits to a second appearance on Sunday, 19 August.
  • Application deadline: April 30th, 2018

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

Elvis Presley Gesellschaft e.V.

The 17th European Elvis Festival will be presented by the city of Bad Nauheim in cooperation with the “Elvis Presley Gesellschaft e.V.”, the biggest fanclub in the German speaking European countries.

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