You can’t compare this to any other festival in the world. This is special for everybody. It’s a pleasure to be here.
Chris Eckman (The Walkabouts, Dirtmusic)
One a year, Glitterhouse Records' company garden transforms into the Orange Blossom Special.
Garda at the Orange Blossom Special.
Stage lighting à la OBS.
This is the best gig I’ve ever had in my life.
Josh Haden (Spain)
Rembert Stiewe | © Lucja Romanowska
Rembert Stiewe lives in his birthplace Beverungen in East Westphalia. After graduating from high school, he did his community service, studied social sciences, dropped out, and worked in various jobs, from road construction to tennis instructor.
In 1982, he co-founded Glitterhouse Records, which in 2015 was named Best Label at the VIA! VUT Indie Awards. Since 1997 he has organized the open-air festival Orange Blossom Special (OBS), which annually gathers international bands and about 4,000 people in the company’s garden. In addition to his job at Glitterhouse, he is the managing director of Beverungen’s city marketing and a freelance journalist, also hosting the TV series “Rockpalast: Crossroads” (WDR and 3Sat) and various panels at the Reeperbahn Festival Conference.
Rembert Stiewe was born in 1964, is married, has a son and a grandson. He likes to drink beer and cheap bourbon and smokes far too many Ernte 23-brand cigarettes.
The OBS in Numbers
Genre: Americana, Rock, Indiepop, Folk
Next event: June 3-5, 2022
„An amazing festival. A memory we will keep for the rest of our lives.“ (Immanu El)
“We fell in love with the Orange Blossom Festival.” (AnnenMayKantereit)
“Long live the Orange Blossom Special! We are completely smitten!” (Casper)
„Fantastic festival – thanks for one of our greatest moments as a band!“ (Holmes)
“WOW! That was indescribable. We are damned happy. Thank you!” (Navel)
“One of Germany’s most beautiful festivals.” (Gisbert zu Knyphausen)
„This is the best festival ever. Ever! Ever!“ (Irving)
„One of the most fun shows we have ever played!“ (The Builders & The Butchers)
„Felt like playing in front of thousands of our friends in a giant backyard.“ (East Cameron Folkcore)
„Wow, this was really special! I loved every second of it.“ (Andrew Bird)
„Fantastic festival. Have us again this year, please.“ (The Miserable Rich)
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