Hannover: The Maschsee Lake Festival Brings a Touch of Maritime Flair!

By Hannover Marketing Und Tourismus Gmbh, PRNE
Sunday, July 10, 2011

HANNOVER, Germany, July 11, 2011 -

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No sooner is the world’s biggest marksmen’s fair (Schützenfest)
over than it’s time for the next big event in Hannover. From
27th July to 14th August, the Maschsee Lake
Festival will bring its own brand of maritime flair to the capital
of Lower Saxony. Now in its 26th year, this lakeside
event, which attracts over 2 million visitors annually, will
transform the banks of Hannover’s Haus Lake into a colourful
boulevard. During the 19 days of the festival there will be a real
holiday atmosphere around the Maschsee Lake where visitors will be
able to sample many different types of food and enjoy free concert
highlights. There will also be numerous sporting events on the
water like the “Crazy crossing” boat race or the torch swimming and
then… what better way to finish the day than spending an evening
dancing beneath the stars? Add to this an exciting programme of
events for children, cabaret acts and comedy turns and you have an
event that offers something for everyone.

The star of the show again this year is the Maschsee Lake
itself: visitors will be able to re-discover the joys of this
nearly 0.8 km[2] stretch of water
as they enjoy a boat trip, relax by the water sipping cocktails or
just enjoy a stroll along the promenade.

And now a creative new catering concept is bringing a breath of
fresh air to the traditional festival restaurants - visitors can
now enjoy their food in a maritime setting complete with pirates,
lighthouses or beach lounges right on the water’s edge. “Invite
your friends, relax, enjoy the atmosphere and have fun - the
Maschsee Lake Festival is the perfect place to do just that”, says
Hans Christian Nolte, managing director of Hannover Veranstaltungs
GmbH (HVG), the company organising the festival for the first time.
Nolte goes on: “We are hoping that this lakeside event will
encourage large numbers of enthusiastic guests to come and visit
Hannover and discover what we have to offer”.

Visitors will be entertained by a continuous programme of
concerts to be performed on the four large stages which surround
the lake: the Maschsee Lake Festival is looking forward to acts
such as country legend Gunter Gabriel and Latin singer Loona
(29th July), while Sharon Phillips and her band will be
delighting audiences in the Temple Bar on 6th August.
Also worth a special mention are concerts by Pat Appleton, the
“Lounge Queen” of De-Phazz (3rd August), and Juliano
(12th August). On Sundays, jazz lovers will be in
their element as the sound of jazz and swing music is heard all
around the lake. And don’t forget to look out for our popular
Maschsee Festival regulars “Sweety Glitter & The Sweethearts”
and “Lotto King Karl & The Barmbek Dream Boys”.

Younger visitors, too, will have plenty to entertain them during
the festival with a varied programme of activities put together by
our partners Hannover 96, the St John’s Ambulance and the IdeenExpo
led by the children’s entertainment and experience education
company Xiè-Xiè. Kids can enjoy all the activities outside in the
new ‘Children’s Meadow’.

For further information or a copy of the programme of events
visit www.maschseefest.de

Press contact:
Julia Sellner
Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH
Bahnhofstraße 6/7
30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49(0)511-123490-13


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