Dusseldorf is rarely spoken of as one of the major music destinations in the world. But this little town on the Rhine takes pride in the fact that electronic music was born here: it is from Dusseldorf that the legendary band Kraftwerk emerged. The locals love their concerts, and local venues are always packed with cheering music lovers. Here, we take a look at some of the best places in the city to catch some live music.
The Tube is a small but very popular nightclub, which hosts live music on a regular basis. It is a great venue to hear emerging and super-talented local bands. All kinds of music, including hip-hop, reggae, alternate music, big beat and rock, are played here.
For jazz fans in Dusseldorf, Jazz Schmiede is paradise. Over 250 concerts and events are organised here every year. Jazz fans swear by the venue’s unbeatable acoustics, classic layout and intimate, cozy atmosphere. Local musicians, as well as visiting jazz brands from all over Europe, have performed here over the years. This venue appeals to jazz lovers across all age groups.
Himmelgeister Str. 107 G, 40225 Dusseldorf, +49 2113110564
This venue is especially well known for hosting sporting events, but with a capacity of almost 5,000 and cutting-edge sound and video systems, the multipurpose hall of Burg-Wächter Castello also regularly organises huge rock, pop and classical concerts. Local and international bands regularly perform here, and tickets usually sell out well in advance.
Karl-Hohmann-Str. 1, 40599 Düsseldorf, +49 21174968252
This film and sound studio employs only the latest and the best in audio and video technology, and the trendy, hip club prides itself on organising amazing rock concerts by local bands, as well as its in-house band. Fans of Rudas Studios like the interactive element of the concerts and the great energy and acoustics of the place.
Zollhof 11, 40221 Düsseldorf, +49 21169556990
This non-profit, independent club has a homely, cozy atmosphere. They organise regular concerts and other events. Local bands often perform here to a small but cheering crowd. From hip-hop to rock and experimental music, concerts at the Damen und Herren are unpredictable, but always fun.
There are several Irish pubs in the city, but this is one of the most popular. Sutton’s Irish Pub is not just a pub; it is a great place for people from all over the world to meet over drinks and enjoy some great live music by local bands. Rock and alternate music are especially popular among customers. The atmosphere of the pub is friendly, relaxed and cozy.
Hunsrückenstraße 5, 40213 Dusseldorf, +49 0211133951
Spilles is geared towards the taste of the young (16 and up) crowd of Dusseldorf. Local young bands, both new and well known, regularly perform here. From rock to punk to hip-hop, Spilles has seen it all. Delicious drinks and fun games also contribute to making the club a big hit with youngsters.
Benrather Schloßallee 93, 40597 Dusseldorf, +49 211713025
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