In 2006 the BREMINALE is celebrating its 20ths anniversary. The green fields of Osterdeich turned into a cultural playing ground again. After a lot of sunshine but also rainy weather in the last 19 years, the Organisers of the festival focussed on the topic "Water". One part of the program was the "Naturathlon", germanies biggest nature sports contest. Also in the kid's program there were water attractions. With rubber boots the young BREMINALE guests enjoyed the program which was launched under the motto: "Moving water". Water was moving the BREMINALE in the last 20 years. Water from above and from below, a lot of rain in all shapes and colours and the flooding Weser were often part of the festival. So in 2006 it became a official part of the program. There was a race along the Weser, a dragon boat race on the water, a waterquiz and imaginative watergames.
So besides the consideration with water issues-what was going on at the BREMINALE 2006? Nick Moss (USA) and Conny Lush (UK) opened the event at the traditional blues night on stage "Weltbühne". The visitors were excited about the musical highlights "Arabanda" from Belgium and "The Mighty Three" at the night of concerts presented by "Nordwestradio" and "Hurlak" from France presented by "Sparkasse in concert". The klezmer-violonist "Sophie Salomon" stood out by her stunning performance. In the "hanseWasser"-tent international reggae artists like "The Tiptons" and "Zerphrylogie" won the crowd over with their great shows. "ElBicho" presented hot flamenco-rock at cold temperatures outside the tents. "Root ID" stood out by mixing ska from England with classical HipHop. "Onejiru" from Kenia combined traditional sounds from Kenia with funk-, R'n'B and electronic sounds. The "Lagerhaus" celebrated its "Birthday of vision" in the Flut-stage with innovative musical projects from all over Europe. Part of the celebration were different dance-, theatre- and filmproductions. Bands like "Babacools", "Paulsrecorder", "!Deladap" und "Dos Guitarras" celebrated with the "Lagerhaus", the very satisfied BREMINALE-Crew and festival visitors the 20ths BREMINALE Birthday.