16th European Elvis Festival 2017

The European Elvis Festival takes place from 18 - 20 August 2017!
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 -

Music Contest at the 16th European Elvis Festival

After last year's great success, we will once again seek to find the best European male and female singers or bands to pay homage on stage to Elvis with their music in the coming year.

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 16th European Elvis Festival, from 18 to 20 August 2017 in Bad Nauheim. There, the audience decides on the top three podium places.

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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