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Crowd Puller

Even though a lack of money is a chronic case, the BREMINALE as a crowd-puller etsablished itself in Bremen. The foundations for even more annual bunfights at the Weser bank, usually on Whitsun, were formed. Bands like „ Green Day“, „Urban Dance Quad“, „Candy Dulfer“ or Edwyn Collins“ played the festival and productions like „Faust“ tempted more visitors. A cooperation with CrossCutRecords and its BluesFestival turned its attention to international european guests as well and more than 50.000 live records were sold so far.

In 1993 a big change behind the scenes took place: government aid of 220.000 DM was canceled and ten of the twelve founding members ended their occupation. Harald Siegel and Manfred Fleckenstein then founded the Breminale GmbH. As for the drastic financial cutbacks more reductions in the festival programm had to be done and expensive  parts like theatre, art and literatur had to be canceled. Anselm Züghardt, one of the former founding members gave a hand and linked parts of bremens cultural scene to the BREMINALE - the so-called „Flut-Projekt“.

A postponement in 1999 from Whitsun to a weekend in summer elicited an extremely positive response and 200.000 visitors were estimated these five days : the town on the river is alive!

The city Bremen again became financially active and new cooperations „TUI“, „Sparkasse Bremen“, „Weser Kurier“, „Radio Bremen“ and the brewery „Beck & Co“ were produced what fortunately increased the quality of the BREMINALE on levels of design and acts.