Berlin (dpa) – Numerous musicians, bands and festivals have called on their fans millions of times to get vaccinated against the corona virus as part of a joint campaign.

This is intended to promote stagnation in vaccination rates. “So that life continues”, says the Berlin group Die Ärzte.

Those involved include Roland Kaiser, Sarah Connor, Howard Carpendale, Max Herre, Jan Delay, Trettmann and Peter Maffay. There are also groups like Einstürzende Neubauten, Element of Crime, BAP, Die Toten Hosen, Beatsteaks, Tocotronic, Silbermond and Deichkind. Major German festivals also participate. Organizers spoke on Wednesday of a mailing list with millions of fans, users and interested parties.

Like almost all musicians, “we ask ourselves how life and music will continue, and when and how we can finally perform live again like before the pandemic,” write The Doctors. “A return to normal would be fantastic.” It only works with vaccinations. “This is one of the reasons we, as a group, decided to get vaccinated – a small stab in the upper arm to massively reduce the likelihood of ‘Long Covid’ or painful death by suffocation.” As a bonus, according to current knowledge, people vaccinated are also significantly less contagious, writes the group.

Musicians and bands reached out to their subscribers and fans via their respective social networks under the hashtag # vaccinated protected. “We feel like an anti-social group sweating with you,” the Donots wrote. “We would like to see festivals and concerts again. We want you to come back, ”they said at the Rock am Ring festival. Jan Delay demanded: “If you want to visit concerts, clubs and events like you did before: LET IT! YOU! VACCINE! IT WAS NOTHING! THANKS! “BAP boss Wolfgang Niedecken addressed fans under the Cologne title” Ens em trust “with the request” to advertise among your friends, at your workplace, … n ‘anywhere, to contribute to collective immunity “.

Howard Carpendale said that for him “vaccination is the only and final solution to the pandemic”. It is important to “make this call with my more than 250 colleagues in the music industry, so that everyone understands that it is 5 to 12. We need you.” “