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Festival is cancelled: No STOFFEL in 2020

20.05.2020 | 15:40 Clock | Culture
Festival is cancelled: No STOFFEL in 2020

Over the past 16 years, the Stalburg Theater from Frankfurt's Nordend has celebrated the Stalburg Theater Offen Luft, or STOFFEL for short, in the beautiful ambience of Günthersburgpark. Music, cabaret and children's theatre - and all that with free admission - naturally attracts an audience. No wonder, then, that this open-air event has long since become one of the most important cultural dates in the summer for many Frankfurters. And yet the implementation is really no easy matter for the organisers. In recent years they have had to deal not only with financial losses due to extreme heat, for example, but also with complaints from residents. Truly no pleasure - but nevertheless the team of the Stalburg Theater has always managed to please the audience.

Next year STOFFEL would come of age. But now lovers of the festival must fear for its continued existence, because the 17th edition, which was planned for this summer, had to be cancelled. Due to the current restrictions caused by the Corona virus, the cultural festival simply cannot be realized. Months of planning now trickle away into nothing. The Stalburg team does not get any support from the state, although this is what the organizers of open-air events actually promise. The problem: STOFFEL does not charge visitors an entrance fee and only collects voluntary donations on site. And since there would be no loss of entrance fees, there is no support.

The danger exists that Frankfurt will lose a really beautiful and unique cultural festival. And we must not let that happen. The Stalburg Theater has launched the campaign "Without us? Not with us!" campaign, which you can also support. A kind of virtual red bucket, which can now be filled by all STOFFEL fans: https://www.gofundme.com/f/without-us-not-with-uss-stalburg-theater

Donations can also be made directly to the account numberDE13 5105 0015 0143 0686 33

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