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This is an official invitation for the...

Gut Alaune -
Festival From The Playns - 6 ! 
18-19-20st August 2023
























You are receiving this information as an official invitation to the 6th Gut Alaune Festival From the Playns.

We are very very excited to bring the festival back to life for its 6th year.
For now the festival remains a private event with limited space. The core is a wish to bring moments of collective connection and presence through Performance, Music, Film and Food. Celebrating through dancing together, through working together, through laughing together, through sharing the work of artists/performers/musicians/clowns/and creative humans with our local community/network/friends/family.

Gut Alaune is a community project which started its journey in the end of 2015.

Building its way up to be a space for creating and realising creative dreams.
See more about the project here.

‘From The Playns’ is Richard's creative exploration through performance, workshops and events. Check it out here.

Details on the festival and how to buy tickets are further down this page! 

Impressions of last years are here


The festival 2023 format


This year will be of a similar format to last year. For those who were not there please read through. 

Everybody who arrived shared all the tasks of the festival. Cooking, cleaning, building up, taking down. It was very swift and wonderful bringing us more space in between, more communal feeling, more time to be and to share, we called for everyone to hold responsibility. 

This year we will hold the same format. 

We have decided to hold the number to around 130 people. 100 of which are welcome to stay on Alaune. And these all these people will set up, run and take down the festival together, more or less. 

There are some open stages and a free tent space, So come and share what you wish. And bring your best and most random party tricks for the renagade show! 



We wish to blur the lines of Audience, Artist, Crew and Organiser. Whilst holding a frame work I believe in.

And we, me, you and all the others will do it together, run it together, take responsibility for it together. There will be no crew because you will all be crew so there is only crew! know what I mean?? 

Now how to make a festival for so many people here?

Well i and a few others will still organise and program the event.
and we need your help to build it up, run it and build it down.
We need people to come and we need Artists to play.
Along with of course needing money to make it possible.
We need people to come early and stay later to create it and organise it together.

The beautiful thing with sharing responsibility amongst us is that we have less responsibility and everyone can be free to enjoy the festival as much as possible in knowing the task they care for.

Now, of course not everyone will take equal responsibility. Some people will need to co-ordinate.
But every level is as important as the other, as the festival cannot run well without it. The range in responsibility and time people put in will also be reflected in the donation they give and enjoying the time here.

So this year comes with a commitment to whatever ticket you choose.

Following you will find the ticket options.

There are limited spaces so be fast.

It may seem a little complicated at first but after living and working in groups for a long time I realise a good structure gives a lot of freedom! 

And it helps me to visualise things. :P


Ticket options, Costs, Rolls and Responsabilities

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These are the different rolls at the festival.
The red ones are available for you to book. 


The Head - 0   
Is the planning and organisation team that will hold the space for the festival.



The Heart - 20 Euros
Those who come for the whole time and help with the creation and co-ordination of eating and drinking. Building up the space and building down. Its good if you already have some contact or experience in the festival and Gut Alaune for this position.


The Hands - 30 Euros
The same as the heart but not here for build down. 

The Tail - 40 Euros
The same as the Heart but not here for build up.

The Body - 60 Euros
Coming just for the festival days. Support rolls for the Above. Helping prepare food, Chopping, Serving, Bar shifts, Washing, Cleaning. When you arrive and Check in you will be asked to sign up for a responsibility and introduced to your co-ordinator. (Half body possible if you can only make one day 30 Euros)

The Soul - 0 Euros
is the artists / performers and musicians i have invited to come and play for us. They will also be asked to take on Body responsibilities.


The Eyes - Suggested donation
are the neighbours and locals who pass by and don’t really find themselves in our system.

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Program times still to be confirmed - But we kick off around 19:00 on Friday night and end @ 23:00 on Sunday 

2023 Program



Sebastian Utecht - Home?


Perperuna - Poliphonic Choir



Frau Pfeffer - Blind Date



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Four String Company


Tiny Tall Tales



Open stages


Jimmy - A Ridiculous Tragedy


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Etta Streicher - Erdapfel - Messer - Wasser - Salz

Reallabor - Skill Sharing

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Foolish Doom


Jani -  vocals, violin, guitar, keys



Renagade from the playns



Food Things

The ticket pays for your food as well. We will cook basic vegetarian food for everyone. We have a team that will co ordinate the meals and people / guests / you will sign up for helping with preperation, serving and clean up of meal times. 

Accommodation Things

There are spaces for 100 people to sleep on Alaune. 
There will be a Circus tent that you can sleep in. Along with many others. along with limited place for a tent or a Van. Please share tents and find ways to save space.  

There is flowing water, in the forms of taps/outdoor shower and the river Saale 2mins walk away. 
Compost toilets are on sight.
There is a lack of shade on Gut Alaune so it is also recommended to bring sun protection. 

DOGS! All dogs must be kept on leads at all times. Please do not bring your four legged friend if you cant comply to this rule. 


Money things

Where does the money go?
The Festival is funded from all of our pockets and time.
We wish to hold a space for celebration and enjoying through the stage and togetherness. We are not in it to make money.
The money goes towards our food, the infrastructure and the artists. 
As Gut Alaune and this festival becomes more official. We have been looking into funding opportunities. To support the running.  

I want to support the artists, their art and their way as much as possible. We ask a donation in form of these tickets to share the festival costs and make this event possible together.

Any profit from the costs go straight into support the Gut Alaune project on its way to hosting more events like this. Any further donations to the project are very welcome. 

How to get your tickets?
Click here



Travel Things

Will be given once you have booked your ticket.


Other Things

You are invited to enjoy the festivities at Gut Alaune which is also family living space. We ask everyone to come with an engagement to care and help for each other and the space. Thus creating a beautiful event together. Abusive behaviour to each other, the space or oneself, will not be tolerated.       

We hope for as glorious weather as last year. But in case of bad weather, We have limited rain protection. And continue the program as much as possible. Tickets are non bad weather refundable. 

This is a private event which donating through the tickets you agree to the terms and conditions. 
Gut Alaune, From The Playns and the individual artists hold no responsibility for personal injury or loss of personal valuables. On or off the site. We are all responsible for ourselves and each other. 

Thank you for your understanding
We look most forward to celebrate with you. 

Richard and all at Gut Alaune


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