Rudolstadtfestival 2017 on Arte: Amy Macdonald | Toots & The Maytals

Amy Macdonald: Sunday, August 12th, 11:45 p.m., Arte

Gold and platinum for millions of CDs sold as well as sold-out concert halls do not alter Amy Macdonald’s fundamental attitude: “I just want people to be happy when they hear my songs.” She was more than successful at doing that at the opening of the Rudolstadt Festival 2017 – 18,000 spectators were completely bowled over.

Amy Macdonald at Rudolstadtfestival 2017, Photo credit: Doris Joosten

 

Toots & The Maytals: Sunday, August 19th, 11:50 p.m., Arte

The Jamaican vocal trio Toots & The Maytals has beein in the reggae business for over 40 years, holding the record with 31 No. 1 singles in Jamaica. Frederick “Toots” Hibbert is a living legend. It was he who invented the term “Reggae”. “Toots & The Maytals” gave a concert at last year’s Rudolstadtfestival which will be broadcast on Arte. The Rudostadtfestival is the world’s biggest roots, folk, and world music festival.

Toots & The Maytals at Rudolstadtfestival 2017, Photo credit: Silvia Hauptmann