Finally, concerts again on the Schlossteichinsel: As the opening act for two open-air club Atomino events this summer, local indie pop group Power Plush, rapper Layla and, headlining group Leoniden were scheduled to perform. in Chemnitz deliberately remembering the Kosmonaut festival: With their …

Finally, concerts again on the Schlossteichinsel: As the opening act for two open-air club Atomino events this summer, local indie pop group Power Plush, rapper Layla and, headlining group Leoniden were scheduled to perform. in Chemnitz thus deliberately recall the Kosmonaut Festival: with their indie rock, the group had already mixed the main stage for its last edition two years ago. The party was opened at 5pm by Jan “Don” Brummer with “Superrr Bingo” – at that time there were only slightly more people on the island than on another Friday night. But with this lovingly reduced version, you shouldn’t expect crowds like the “Kosmo” or the “Kosmos Chemnitz” events.

Power Plush then created a beautiful late afternoon dance atmosphere on the side of the pavilion. Rapper Layla’s subsequent impact would have been exciting, but his appearance was temporarily replaced by Whitey en Vogue, who got a few more people in the mood with lyrics and beats: The wait for the Leonids has increased. The five musicians from Kiel have already started at 8:30 p.m. (there shouldn’t be too much noise at the castle pond) and have drawn everyone to the stage with their energy. The program being largely composed of well-known songs of the group, the total success with the crowd was acquired in advance: already with the first tracks, a mosh pit was formed in which energetic, almost ecstatic, danced, jumped and celebrated. : “We missed a concert as much as you did to experience it in this form,” exclaimed singer Jakob Amr. The euphoria did not subside – the audience supported the group with text and sound complete, so that the blend of musical mastery and wild performance, for which the Leonids are as well known as they are popular, unfolded to their full effect. And they even simulated a great festival vibe – for example by stepping from the “stage main “at the pavilion. A short break in the set, which on the one hand brought the spark of the crowd together without kitsch – and on the other hand formed a wonderfully strange action that Amr must have laughed at while singing. Kiel have once again proved that i They were rightly marketed as the next big thing pop in Germany: sweaty and breathless, the band and audience found new strength over and over again, they danced and “rowed” together on the ground and in round. Almost in tears, some fans watched the scene when “Blue Hour” was played at the end – a song in which the frontman sings about his experiences with panic attacks.

The mini-festival turned out to be a strong concert from Leonid, who, after the “Atomino im Brunnen” with Blond and Shelter Boy, formed a sort of second musical departure from Chemnitz in the summer. We can look forward to Leoniden’s new album, which will be out in four weeks – and the second episode of “Atomic Summer”, which will take place on August 7 at the Markersdorfer Oase in the Heckert district of Chemnitz. Then rappers Zugezogen Masculin perform with singer Mia Morgan – and there are readings with Ilona Hartmann and Hengameh Yaghoobifarah.