Let's take focus to a local German event in Essen, North Rhine Westphalia district!


This event will take place on September 23, 2023 in the Weststadthalle in Essen, ROCKEN HILFT (ROCKING HELPS) Festival. The headliner of the evening is the Halle-based Post-Hardcore/ Alternativ-Rock band Annisokay. From punk rock to metal core, the ROCKEN HILFT initiative wants to contribute to the destigmatization of mental disorder. Partly the earnings of the event goes to institutions such as Prof. Dr. Eggers Foundation and the Child Protection Association Essen e. V. In addition to the musical program, there will be tattooing and piercing for a good cause by the tattoo studio Farbenwerk, and there will also be a charity raffle. The Essen food truck Snack 'N' Roll provides delicious delicacies.

Back story - Initiative

ROCKEN HILFT has set itself the goal of drawing attention to the situation of people with mental illnesses, educating them and reducing fear and prejudice. We want to ensure that help arrives where it is needed and is not slowed down or even prevented by prejudice. Anyone who recognizes their problems and actively works or wants to work on them should not feel ashamed or excluded.

STIGMATIZING mental disorder - that's what ROCKEN HILFT stands for


STATEMENTS from public figures, e.g. Artists & musicians and experts, such as B. Psychologists;


ATTENTION POSTS, with which we inform about different topics. Support and advise us in this regard, e.g. Psychotherapists and psychologists (e.g. from the Prof. Dr. Eggers Foundation).

Venue: Weststadthalle Essen, 

Thea-Leymann-Str. 23, 45127 Essen

Organizer: helfen bewegt e.V.

Admission: 3 p.m

Start: 4 p.m.

Tickets: 25 euro at all advance booking offices, ADticket, Eventim and on the festival homepage.

Thank you for every donation to support the work of ROCKEN HILFT!


Donation account:

helfen bewegt e.V.

Keyword: "Rocken hilft"

Sparkasse Essen

IBAN: DE28 3605 0105 0008 7411 26


Program: Link (German only)

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