Located in the nightlife district Mülheim, E-Werk is one of Cologne’s top addresses for concerts and entertainment. The historic building draws visitors not just from Cologne, but from from far beyond the city’s limits. International icons like David Bowie, Robbie Williams, Coldplay and Muse have all graced the E-Werk stage.
Grace Jones will kick off Telekom Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne with her first live appearance in Germany in seven years. Jones is one of the most important and consistently groundbreaking figures of the disco and post-disco era. After three disco albums, she recorded he seminal ‘Compass Point’ trilogy between 1980 and 1982, which fused dub, funk, rock and disco and created “a new form of cacophonous bliss,” as dance music historian Tim Lawrence put it. Her last album, 2008’s ‘Hurricane,’ reinforced Jones’ status as a unique, genre-defying artist. Since her live shows are as rare as they are legendary, this is going to be a special night.
Fittingly, the warm-up duty is handed to another expert of disco and camp electronic music, Austria’s Wolfram.