The 6th New Fall Festival presented itself with a second location and very female: In 2016, it took place in Düsseldorf as well as Stuttgart for the first time. In Düsseldorf, festival-goers could choose from 22 concerts in eight unique places. The premiere in Stuttgart comprised nine concerts in four different venues. The line up included an outstanding range of female artists such as Regina Spektor, Kate Tempest, Dillon, Jain and BOY. Regina Spektor played her first two concerts in Germany after four years at the New Fall Festival. Brasilian singer Dillon performed with a choir from Stuttgart. BOY played a DJ-Set after their concert at the after show party at Freund & Kupferstecher.
“Beautiful places, beautiful music” is the New Fall Festival’s official motto since 2016. James Rhodes’ concert at Johanneskirche in Düsseldorf and Brandt Brauer Frick’s show in the New Palace in Stuttgart fitted this motto especially by redefining the borders between pop and classical music.
A further highlight was the performance of the “best children’s band in the world”. Deine Freunde from Hamburg played with brass band RheinBrass from Düsseldorf’s Robert Schumann Hochschule.