Why is rock music so hellish

Jossgrund

Quickstock Festival - open-air church service, attractions for children and high-quality live music

The Quickstock Association once again held a great open-air festival in 2019. Bands from Jossgrund and the surrounding area attracted numerous visitors to the area on the edge of the forest in Oberndorf.

The young rock band "uNNamed" from Brachttal opened the first evening of the festival with mostly their own German-language songs. Also for the first time on the Quickstock stage, “The Vagrants” thrilled the audience with rock music classics and catchy tunes they created themselves. The final chord was set by the Fulda band “BBC Rock” with a gigantic show of rock music hits from the 70s and 80s.

There was some drizzle on the first evening. The second day started with the most beautiful festival weather with a very well attended open-air church service under the direction of Pastor Daniel Göller. The motto was: "God of Life". The texts read aloud dealt with the relationship between God and people and with one another in families. The band "Himmelwärts", which came together in 2018 during the week of faith in the parish of Sankt Martin Jossgrund, framed the service with new, contemporary spiritual songs.

Afterwards, over coffee and cake, the visitors listened to the wonderful sounds of the youth orchestra of the Oberndorf music association. For the little festival visitors there were great attractions such as a balloon flight, face painting and glitter tattoos. After dark, tree illuminations, lanterns and fire places created a special atmosphere.

On the second evening, the band “Soulong” started the musical program with soul, blues, funk and rock with musicians from Jossgrund and other communities in the Main-Kinzig district. The band "Banjoory" from Hanau offered an energetic stage show with a rousing reggae sound. In the end, however, the good mood was somewhat dampened by the failure of a generator. The band "Jossgrund Kollektiv", which was newly founded in 2018 and which was next in line, was only able to start its repertoire with a delay after midnight. But the musicians showed a talent for improvisation and perseverance and made the best of the situation.

Although the temperatures had dropped quite a bit by now, the fans stayed and danced, so that the program came to an atmospheric end despite the technical breakdown. If you didn't want to dance to the hot rhythms, you could warm yourself around the campfire. The visitors not only got to hear first-class live music, they could also fortify themselves with all kinds of culinary delights. The proceeds of the “Party for a good cause” have supported many organizations and aid projects in more than 15 years. But when the festival fell into the water in 2016 due to a thunderstorm, the loss of money made it difficult to distribute large financial donations.

Text and photos by Birgit Sinsel