Marburg/Darmstadt/Fulda (dpa/lhe) - The Hessian concert and event industry has not yet left the Corona crisis behind. The schedules of many cultural centers are full again and events that were postponed during the pandemic are being made up for. However, providers such as the KFZ cultural center in Marburg and the Darmstadt Centralstation report sometimes sluggish ticket sales, especially for events aimed at an older audience. In addition to concerns about the risk of infection, the trend among the public not to want to commit themselves has increased, as Sabine Glinke says, who is well networked in the industry as a service provider for the event industry.
The providers are also concerned about the lack of personnel. Because indoor events were not possible for a long time, many employees had to change jobs - from the sound engineer to the service employee at the counter or in catering. The fact that many events, some of which have already been postponed several times, are now being rescheduled does not make the situation on the market any easier. "We are currently still processing numerous events that were booked a long time ago. New topics are being added, there are hardly any international acts. This situation will not relax until 2023 at the earliest," expects Managing Director Meike Heinigk from the Darmstadt Centralstation.