The Tollwood Festival is a festival which takes place semi-annually in the Olympiapark (summer) or on the Theresienwiese (winter) in Munich. Tollwood is a cultural and environmental festival.
Since 1988, the Tollwood festival focuses on different contents and takes a different forms and genres each year. The festival attempts to connect the cultural offerings of music, theatre, cabaret and art with an ecological consciousness. Here, a large part of the cultural events that take place offer free admission.
The festival sees itself as a forum for ecology and environmental awareness. It wants to serve as a platform for important topics in this area and provide a catalyst for environmental projects. This entails the organic certification of the gastronomy festival since winter 2003 and the "Bio for children" action, that the Tollwood developed in 2006, in cooperation with the Department of Health and Environment of the City of Munich. There is also a commitment to healthier mobile telephony and sustainability. Program highlights are seasonal selected by the festival.
Just about anything goes at Munich’s now long-standing Tollwood Summer Festival. Celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year, it has evolved into a cherished fixture of the city’s event calendar, an exponent of Munich’s relaxed, easy-going approach to cultural celebration and leisure. Sprawling across 30,000 m2 of the Olympiapark, the festival features seven event and gastronomy tents and 276 stalls arranged around a random network of alleys and avenues, a bit like a mediaeval city.
Over 26 days, Tollwood will present 25 eclectic concerts featuring Sting, Lionel Richie, Dido, Earth, Wind and Fire and Alanis Morissette as well as Konstantin Wecker and other German and Austrian musicians.