Würth Open Air 2017

German rapper Cro performed to around 8,000 thrilled fans with his show at the Würth Open Air. (Photo: Andi Schmid)

In 2017, the traditional Würth Open Air event was held on the spacious festival grounds of the new Carmen Würth Forum culture and convention center for the first time. The three-day event was kicked off with a performance by the newly established Würth Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring pianist Lars Vogt, under the direction of celebrity conductor Kent Nagano. The orchestra offered renditions of works by John Adams and Ludwig van Beethoven. The singer Cro took to the stage as the main act on the second day. The German rapper, wearing a panda mask, performed to an enraptured audience showcasing an exceptional stage set. The support acts Klan, Bausa and Sam ensured a varied range of musical highlights.

The last day saw Sting, a true pop & rock legend, perform. The ex-Police singer impressed the audience with a wide selection of songs – ranging from old Police hits to songs from his new album “57th & 9th”. With 10,000 tickets sold, it was the biggest concert in the history of the Würth Open Air to date.

The musical event, which is now in its 18th year, drew just under 20,000 visitors to Künzelsau.