A cult festival came back.
For four days there were music events, workshops and children's programs on the Ludwig-Thoma-Wiese, there were food stands, art and lots of good-humored people.
The organizers are happy with their revival after 21 years.
Co-organizer Frank Donath raved.
“You forget a little that you are in the middle of Dachau,” he notes and said: “I've heard from some that the atmosphere reminds you of a small Tollwood.” As in Munich, sustainability was also important in Dachau.
Donath looks back on the past few days.
It was a shame that the first two days were rainy, but the weekend brought back losses.
On the fine days, up to 500 people were on the premises.
Most of the concerts were also almost sold out: “We'll probably get out of there from scratch,” he said, and sees it positively.
Because, unlike Tollwood, Kult 21 is not a profit event.
More than 30 sponsors financed the Dachau Festival.
A team of 140 volunteers set up the four-day event and kept it going.
A lot like Donath thinks.
“Above all, I'm glad that so many young people helped out,” he says.
Like 23-year-old Liza Lohmann, who has taken over the program management.
From cabaret to rock and jazz to pop and hip hop everything was there.
"Today's program is a stark contrast to yesterday," said the student, referring to the Freiraum Jam from the previous day.
So the audience was mixed up too.
Donath hopes that organizational talent like Lohmann will be able to take over the cult at some point.
So he plans for the future - but: "It is not possible to do this on an annual basis on a voluntary basis, we could imagine organizing it every two years." Perhaps that would mean more tents and even more ideas.
Of course, next time he hopes to have to worry less about corona measures.
Now his concern is the dismantling: “Anyone who can help with dismantling on Wednesday just comes by, because we are happy about any support,” he says with a view of the seating, tents and stages, which are still in full use on this late Sunday afternoon will.