NEWS 2014

NOV 21st 2014 - Tickets and Merch for Bilderbuch and AnnenMayKantereit

We are delighted, proud and happy to be providing merch and tickets for two very exciting bands via LYA. Bilderbuch from Vienna and AnneMayKantereit from Cologne

A Pocket Guide to Escaping

Keston Cobblers Club released the new EP "A Pocket guide to escaping!". The release is supported by a UK Tour in September/October 2014.

Wallis Bird autumn 2014 tour with 32 shows

This autumn Wallis and her band are back on the road to play more than 30 shows in 7 countries. The support slots for the tour were given to fans and local artist through an application. Wallis chose them herself.

RUSSKAJA played over 50 Festivals in 2014

After playing 50 Festivals all over europe this summer (Wacken Open Air (GER), Masters of Rock (CZ), Iboga (ESP), Boomtown Fair (UK), Appelpop (NL), Rock in Idro (ITA), Deichbrand Festival (GER)) Russkaja are currently in the studio, working in a new album to bring their energy home to their fans!

David Lemaitre - Dorian

David Lemaitre es working on new song for the follow up album to Latitude and released in the meantime a more electronic version of Agnes Obel's song DORIAN.

Maifeld Derby 14 / 15

Our little Maifeld Derby Festival in Mannheim (Germany) was a great success. Over 12.000 people over 3 days came to see 60 artists including The National, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Get Well Soon, Future Islands and more.

The 5th edition of the Maifeld Derby Festival will be held 22nd-24th May 2015.

Wallis Bird - Autumn Tour

After a very successful album release and tour in spring Wallis Bird and her band are having a very busy festival summer all over Europe at the moment, before they will be back on tour in autumn with over 40 shows.

Russkaja - Festival Summer

Beside working in the studio on their new album Russkaja are playing over 40 festivals all over Europe to spread their very unique style of energy. We are delighted that among many other great festivals they are playing festivals like

Wacken Open Air (GER), Masters of Rock (CZ), Deichbrand (GER), Iboga (ESP), Boomtown Fair (UK), Taubertal (GER), Rock in Idro (ITA).

LYA - Festival-Ticketing

We’re proud to annouce that LYA is the exclusive ticket-provider for the first ticket phases for the Mannheim based festivals: Maifeld Derby V, Seebuehnenregatta and Electric Pony Cup. The LYA store provides a state-of-the-art ticket- and merch platform including scan iPhoneApp, best-price conditions, user-friendly interface and live-business-optimized implementation. Interested? Get in touch

Anais Mitchell - Tour from August on

Anais Mitchell will be touring from August until the end of the year, with dates in America, England, Scotland, Ireland and Holland. In October she will release 'xoa' - a solo album she made with Nashville producer Gary Paczosa, featuring a selection of songs from her back catalogue re-recorded simply with guitar and vocal, as well as a few new and previously unheard songs.

Keston Cobblers' Club EP

Keston Cobblers Club have announced their new EP "A Pocket Guide to Escaping" which will be out on September 1st. The band have been playing festivals throughout the summer, including a performance at Glastonbury which saw a packed tent and crowds outside trying to get in! The band will tour the UK in September and October in support of the new EP.

David Lemaitre Festivals

David Lemaitre is about to continue the festival summer with the legendary Paleo Festival in Nyon, Burning Eagle Festival, Boogly Boogly Bounce and a secret headphone-only show (all in Germany) as well as the Dranouter & Ronquières Festival (Belgium) and the Les Nuits Secret Festival in France.

Wallis Bird - new Album "Architect" out

Wallis Bird's new album "Architect" was released on 11th April. We are delighted that the album is overall the most successful release in Wallis' career so far, which means a lot to all of us. It entered the charts around Europe including in Ireland, Germany and Austria, and was the first time that Wallis and her team did the release completely independently. It's a great next step for Wallis as an artist and its well deserved.

Russkaja - Music Prize Nomination & Festivals

Russkaja are nominated for the AMADEUS award (Austrian Music Prize) for best live act. For the festival summer over 40 festivals all over Europe are confirmed (WACKEN again, and Festivals all over - Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux, UK, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic....).

Wallis Bird - Architect Tour

We are excited that the current tour of Wallis Bird, including 17 dates all over Europe, is a big success. Many venues sold out, and by far the most successful tour in her career.

Anais Mitchell

Anais will be reuniting with her Child Ballads collaborator Jefferson Hamer to perform on the main stage at the legendary Newport Festival. This will be one of their first shows together since winning Best Traditional Song at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards in February.

Maifeld Derby Festival

We are delighted to announce the final lineup of our Maifeld Derby Festival: Amongst other great artists: The National, Warpaint, St Vincent, Get Well Soon, Johnossy, Future Islands, Bernhoft (overall 60 artists on 3 stages). 

Get Well Soon - Homecoming Shows

almost 2 years after the release of „The Scarlet Beast O’Seven Heads“, the production of Casper’s platinum record „Hinterland“ and theatre-music for Bulgakov’s "The Master and Margarita“ at Schauspielhaus Frankfurt, Konstantin Gropper is working on new music for Get Well Soon along with some special shows in 2014. In May there will be three Homecoming-shows, one in the village he grew up on May 10, one theater-show in Berlin (at Theatertreffen / Berliner Festspiele) at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and one at our festival Maifeld Derby on May31 with Le Grand Ensemble.

Keston Cobblers' Club

Keston Cobblers have already completed two very successful UK tours this year, and are about to go on their first tour of Germany, Austria and France including playing at Orange Blossoms Festival and Maifeld Derby. Following that, they will return to the UK where they will have a packed summer playing festivals every weekend including Cambridge Folk Festival, Deer Shed, Folk by the Oak and Dot to Dot, with others still to be announced. New music will be coming soon along with a full UK tour to be announced shortly.

David Lemaitre - back to recording

After his acclaimed debut album „Latitude“ released in April 2013, David Lemaitre is back in the studio working on new music, and he will also play some shows live this year in europe including great festivals like Paleo in SUI, Les Nuits Secret in Aulnoe-Aymeries, FR or Festival Dranouter in BEL.

Anais Mitchell - BBC Radio2 Folk Award

We are delighted that Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer took home the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Traditional Song for 'Willie of Winsbury' from the "Child Ballads" album. The pair performed live from the Royal Albert Hall and the ceremony was broadcast live on television. Congratulations!

Wallis Bird - New Album "Architect" - Release

The new album from Wallis Bird, entitled "Architect" is released worldwide on April 11th. The single "Hardly Hardly" is already picking up airplay and Wallis is confirmed for several high profile TV appearances in different countries around the release.

Wallis Bird - Centrum Synch

Wallis Bird's song "Heartbeating City" has just featured on a UK television commercial for Centrum vitamins.

Keston Cobblers - Festival Summer

After the success of their "Borrowed Days" tour in early February, which included a jam-packed show at London's Bush Hall that sold out 6 weeks in advance, the Keston Cobblers are about to embark on their follow-up "Nooks and Crannies" tour of unusual places in the UK that are off the typical well-trodden touring circuit. The tour is supported by the Arts Council of England.

Konstantin Gropper - ECHO Music Prize Nomination

We are delighted that Konstantin Gropper aka Get Well Soon is nominated for Germany's ECHO music prize, together with Markus Ganter, for "Best Producer" for the album 'Hinterland' by Casper.

Maifeld Derby Festival IV

We are delighted to announce that amongst other great artists such as St Vincent and Get Well Soon, the Grammy-nominated band THE NATIONAL is confirmed for Karakter's festival MAIFELD DERBY.

LYA - New ticket and merch platform

Karakter Worldwide welcomes a new baby into its family: Love Your Artist - a merch and

ticket platform. We use LYA together with our own artists, as well as in collaboration with other artists and partners too.