Acts that performed here before include William Fitzsimmons, Wovenhand, Dry The River, SPAIN, Get Well Soon, Nick Waterhouise, Gallon drunk, Andrew Bird, Broken Social Scene, Scott Matthew, Immanu El, We Invented Paris, Scout Niblett, Kashmir, Dan Mangan, Young Rebel Set, Madison Violet, Golden Kanine, Seachange, I Am Kloot, Savoy Grand, Maria Taylor, Marissa Nadler, Jason Collett, The Builders & The Butchers, The Godfathers, Kante, Amy Millan, The Walkabouts, 16 Horsepower, Maria Solheim, The Flaming Stars, Caroline Keating, Blaudzun, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Murder By Death, Midnight Choir, Big Bang, Timesbold, Chuck Prophet, Hazeldine, Madrugada, Vic Chesnutt, Savoy Grand, Hugo Race & True Spirit, King Khan, Helldorado, The Broken Family Band, The Great Crusades, Dakota Suite, Steve Wynn, Johnny Dowd, Kristofer Astrom, The White Birch, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Fink – to name just a few.
So it is a mixture of Indie-Rock, Roots-Rock, Alternative, melancholic Pop, Singer-/Songwriter etc. The past has proven that literally everybody attending the festival witnesses ALL acts, even the starters.
Several times, OBS was filmed by legendary WDR-“Rockpalast”, Germany’s only music show on tv that is worth watching. Makes us proud. As an example, watch the free stream of the 150 minutes feature about OBS 15: WDR STREAM
Artists, crowd and festival staff have a blast at OBS. All of them unite for three days – in a world of it’s own, on a different planet. A very entertaining planet, we might add.
To quote artists who played here:
„This is, like, the best gig I ever had in my life!“ (Josh Haden, SPAIN)
„Thanks for an amazing festival! We’ll keep this memory for the rest of our lives!“ (Immanu El)
„This is the best festival ever. Ever! Ever!“ (Irving)
„Wow, this is really special! I loved every second of it.“ (Andrew Bird)
„Fantastic festival. Have us again this year, please.“ (The Miserable Rich)
„You can’t compare this to any other festival in the world. This is special for everybody. It’s a pleasure to be here.“ (Chris Eckman, The Walkabouts, Dirtmusic)
We hope to see you around!