Sting – the composer, singer, author, actor and activist – is one of the world’s most well-known and unmistakable artists. In the course of his career, he has been honoured with seventeen Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe, one Emmy and three Oscar nominations. He has sold almost 100 million albums, both as a member of The Police and as a solo artist. For his multiple accomplishments in music, Queen Elizabeth II made him a Commander of the British Empire in 2003. He has been inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has appeared in more than 15 films and written two books, including his autobiography, »Broken Music«. His latest album, »The Bridge«, features all kinds of bridges. Sting’s support for human rights organizations reflects his universal activism. Together with his wife Trudie Styler he founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 in an attempt to protect both the world’s rain forests, but also the indigenous peoples inhabiting them. After the concerts planned for 2020 and then 2021 could not take place, the Musikfestspiele consider it a special honour to finally welcome this great and versatile British artist during this year’s festival season.