The Hammer Summer is a summer open air concert evening free of charge for visitors on the market square at the Pauluskirche in Hamm with well-known artists from the national and international rock / pop business. It is financed by Stadtmarketing Hamm and sponsors such as Stadtwerke Hamm and Sparkasse Hamm . Organizers are Uwe Sauerland from the city of Hamm and the municipal utilities.
The Hammer Summer emerged from a concert by Achim Reichel at a port festival in Hamm in 2001, which was canceled due to storms with heavy rain. Reichel therefore returned to Hamm in the summer of the same year and performed in front of the Pauluskirche .
Acts on the Hammer Summer
- 2002 (as Late Summer Fest 2002 ) Wonderwall , Paul Carrack and Runrig
- July 11, 2003 (first as Hammer Summer ): The Hooters , Watershed and Mia Aegerter
- June 4, 2004: Itchycoo , Fischer-Z and Fury in the Slaughterhouse
- July 8, 2005: Midge Ure , Patrick Nuo and Klee
- July 8, 2006: Cutting Crew , Apoptygma Berzerk and Alexander Klaws
- July 13, 2007: The Urge , Nevio Passaro , 2 bedroom apartment , Asher Lane , The Hooters . For the first time, five artists or groups performed, so the event began in the late afternoon.
- July 4, 2008: The BossHoss , Kim Wilde , Nemo, Jörn Schlönvoigt
- August 29, 2009: Aloha from Hell , My Excellence , MIA. , Asia
- July 16, 2010: Giovanni & Ross Antony , Stanfour , Camouflage
- July 16, 2011: The Black Pony , Meg Pfeiffer , The Pusher , The Fixx , Sunrise Avenue
- July 14, 2012: Michael Schulte , Glasperlenspiel , The Coronas , The Baseballs , Coast
- July 13, 2013: Gunfighter , The Pusher , Bakkushan , LAING , Jonas & the Massive Attraction , Roman Lob
- July 18, 2014: My first Band , Madsen , Youthkills , Jennifer Rostock
- July 3, 2015: Albert Hammond , July , Kensington , Shoshin , KAYEF
- (June 3, 2016): Tom Thaler & Basil , Die Lochis , Kelvin Jones , Richard Marx . The event was canceled a few hours before the start. The reason was a technical failure due to heavy rain with a wind break and a later bomb threat.
- June 16, 2017: Nordn, Kelvin Jones , Lena Meyer-Landrut , Louis Manke with Staubkind
- June 29, 2018: The LaFontaines, Tim Kamrad , Glasperlenspiel , platform 8
- June 22, 2019: Engst, Joris , Albert Hammond