Ute Lemper joins cellist and Artistic Director of the Dresden Music Festival, Jan Vogler, for the Music Never Sleeps DMF 24-hour Livestream Festival on May 16 beginning at 12:00PM New York / 5:00PM London / 6 pm.

The event will feature over 50 artists including some of the most important classical, jazz and world music stars.

The online festival is presented in collaboration with Jan Vogler’s initiative Music Never Sleeps NYC which took place from March 27 – 28, 2020. Vogler brought together artists from around New York for a 24-hour Livestream Marathon benefiting organizations supporting artists affected by Covid-19.

The Music Never Sleeps Dresden Music Festival edition will feature more than 50 artists including many who have been associated with the festival for many years. The Livestream Festival will be co-hosted by Jan Vogler and Ute Lemper and carry the unique festival atmosphere to living rooms across the globe.

Vogler said, “In times of crisis like these it is crucial that we think of our audience, our artists and our partners like the City of Dresden, the Free State of Saxony as well as our sponsors and celebrate the 2020 Dresden Music Festival intensely – at least for 24 hours.”

Artists participating and performing from their homes and rehearsal spaces will include many of the leading classical, jazz and world music stars. The following are those confirmed as of now:

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Avi Avital, Ian Bostridge & Saskia Giorgini, Santiago Cañón-Valenci, Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Jamie Cullum, José Cura, Lise de la Salle, Pape Diouf, Tan Dun, James Ehnes, Asya Fateyava & Stepan Simonian, Zlatomir Fung, Duo Thomas Gansch & Georg Breinschmid, Boris Giltburg, Martin Grubinger, Eldbjorg Hemsing & Sveinung Bjelland, Robin Johanssen, Simone Kermes & Gianluca Geremia, Omer Klein, Anastasia Kobekina, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Nils Landgren & Thomas Steinfeld, Ute Lemper, Anneleen Lenaerts, Fabio Luisi, Mischa Maisky, China Moses, New York Gypsy All-Stars, Aoife O’Donavan, Tamasz Palfalvi, Francesco Piemontesi, Kimmo Pohjonen, Erika Pluhar, Tiffany Poon, Julian Pregardien, Jarko Riihimäki, Valer Sabadus, Xavier Sabata & Dani Espasa, Gil Shaham, Martin Stadtfeld, Mark Steinberg, The Knights, Francesco Tristano, Lars Vogt, Rufus Wainwright and Omer Meir Wellber.