The history of the festivals began on 2 June 1994, on a Thursday with the Summer Festival of Folk Music - from February 1995, the programme was broadcast on Saturday evenings. After almost ten years with Carmen Nebel as presenter, Florian Silbereisen took over in February 2004. Among others, the Wildecker Herzbuben and Heino, Semino Rossi and Mireille Mathieu were on stage during his first broadcast.
Even today, the annual five to six shows broadcast by Eurovision on ARD and ORF attract an audience of millions in front of their screens - and now tens of thousands in the arenas again. Florian Silbereisen will tour the major German halls with the Schlagerfest XXL in nine live shows, including a stop at the Olympic Hall on 30 April 2024. The anniversary tour will feature stars such as Thomas Anders and Michelle, Ross Antony and Olaf der Flipper, Pia Malo and Eric Philippi, Voxxclub, the DDC Breakdancers and many more. And as a special guest live on stage: DJ Ötzi, who already warmed up the audience at the Schlagerfest in Dornbirn in 2001 and who has become a regular guest at the successful production over more than two decades. At Germany's mega party of hits.
Children under 6 years of age are not admitted to the event. Children between the ages of 6 and 14 may only be admitted if accompanied by a parent or guardian. An identification document must be carried.