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Friday, June 15, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Wolfgang Haffner Will Not Perform At The 2012 Meinl Drum Festival

Wolfgang Haffner will not perform at the 2012 Meinl Drum Festival.

we are extremely sorry to announce that wolfgang haffner will unfortunately not be able to perform at the upcoming meinl drum festival due to health problems.

please read wolfgang's official statement about his current situation.

Hallo allerseits.

Seit Monaten haben Benny Greb, Jost Nickel und ich Ideen gewälzt, um für das Meinl Drumfest 2012 eine besondere Show zu bieten. In Kürze sollten die Proben losgehen und ich hatte mich extrem darauf gefreut, mit zwei meiner Lieblingsdrummer die Bühne teilen zu dürfen.

Nun hat mir allerdings meine Gesundheit einen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht, und ich muß deshalb meinen Auftritt auf dem MEINL Drumfest schweren Herzens absagen. Ich werde in Gedanken anwesend sein und bin mir sicher, dass Benny und Jost ein musikalisches Feuerwerk der Extraklasse abliefern werden.

Wolfgang Haffner



Hello everyone,

Since months Benny Greb, Jost Nickel, and myself have been brainstorming about ideas to present a special Show for the 2012 Meinl Drum Festival. The rehearsals were about to start and i was looking forward to sharing the stage with two of my favourite drummers.

Now however, my health situation has put an end to that plan and unfortunately I have to heavy-heartedly cancel me appearance at the Meinl Drum Festival. In my thoughts I will be present and I am sure that Benny and Jost will unleash a musical fireworks.

Wolfgang Haffner



meinl artist 'onkel' of berlin's giphop band 'ohrbooten' will take over wolfgang's spot in DRIO and will perform together with benny greb and jost nickel on sunday, june 24th starting at 06.30pm.


on behalf of the entire meinl crew, i wish my friend wolfgang all the best and a speedy recovery.


- norbert saemann

Norbert Saemann

Norbert Saemann

With Meinl since 1990. International A&R, Event Management and Marketing

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