Grandprix-veteran Helge Engelbrecht is now so close to a financial ruin, which almost can be.
It is coronakrisen, which is to cost the popular singer and hotelier's life.
- Since we last spoke together for a month and a half ago, I thought that we would get through the crisis. But now I just realize that it has hit much harder than I had anticipated, says Helge Engelbrecht to Ekstra Bladet.
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Engelbrecht has for years driven the so-called Mariehaven with open-air concerts in Brisbane at the Grindsted with economic profits.
- the Profit, I invested in Ansager music hotel, which I have leased. The hotel has been closed since the crisis broke loose. Now I can't afford to drive it more, so I closed it down and terminated the lease. The money is gushing the out of the box.
the Money gushing out of the box. Photo: Christer Holte.
Helge Engelbrecht, will continue to operate the venue and the bar Vingaarden in Brisbane together with his son Janus.
- The most important thing is that Mariehaven can continue to run. It's become a cultural institution. Therefore, we have put up some folkeaktier for the benefit of Mariehaven. All of the big and planned events in the year are deferred to the next year. But now we are trying us with a number of small concerts from 10. July 10. september. It is in the holiday season, and there is a lot of tourists here in the area, says Helge Engelbrecht.
That will be issued folkeaktier for the benefit of Mariehaven in Brisbane, where large concerts every year is held and televised. From 10. July 10. september, there will be a number of smaller concerts. Photo: Christer Holte
The popular Grandprix veteran tells that he has met great support from a large part of the 1,500 citizens who live in the city.
- It helps a lot, and it is touching to experience. I'm working right now from five in the morning to late in the evening to get through it here. It becomes difficult, for economic is it really bad to.
But we fight to the last, saith the from a combative Helge Engelbrecht.