Equality: prominent support for Kebekus’ women’s music festival


    Comedian Carolin Kebekus campaigns for the visibility of women. To this end, she is organizing a festival in Cologne. On stage: female acts only.

    Carolin Kebekus is organizing a music festival on June 6th in Cologne’s Tanzbrunnen with only women on stage. With the “DCKS Festival” she wants to increase the visibility of women.

    “Musicians are completely underrepresented at the well-known, large, traditional festivals,” said the comedian of the German Press Agency. The all-female line-up of the “DCKS Festival” – consisting of the No Angels, Lea, Mine, Annie Chops, Luna and a newcomer – is now supposed to change that.

    Kebekus is receiving prominent support for her initiative: On a second stage at the festival, personalities such as comedians Hazel Brugger and Maren Kroymann, songwriter Judith Holofernes, singer Leslie Clio and author Auma Obama will share their experiences of gender equality.

    The “DCKS Festival” will be opened on Whit Monday at 2 p.m. by Carolin Kebekus with a musical opening. Jeannine Michaelsen and Aminata Belli will lead through the day as moderators.

    The WDR accompanies Carolin Kebekus in a one-hour documentary in the organization of the festival. The focus is on the musicians, but also on the background of a music industry, “in which equality is often still a foreign word,” said the broadcaster. The documentation “Carolin Kebekus and the DCKS Festival” as well as concert highlights will be shown in June on WDR television, on One and on the first.