With less than two months to go before the Berlin Festival takes off at Tempelhof Airport from 7th to 8th September, the line-up continues to grow to epic proportions. The eighth edition is set to be the biggest and best yet with an impressive string of new artists joining an ever-expanding bill that already includes Grimes, Sigur Rós, Franz Ferdinand, Orbital, Little Dragon, Friendly Fires, The Killers, Metronomy, Clock Opera, Miike Snow, SBTRKT, Nicolas Jaar and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
Swedish psychedelic rock band The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, fronted by Ebbot Lundberg, will play an exclusive live show at Tempelhof, performing songs from their final album ‘Throw It To The Universe’ before they split up and say goodbye for good. New Zealand’s Kimbra will also take to the stage before the Berlin Festival crowd to perform hits from her debut album ‘Vows’. The singer-songwriter is best known for providing the lyrics for Gotye’s mega hit ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, which topped the charts in over 10 countries worldwide.
Then as dark descents across Tempelhof, the nighttime programme continues at Club Xberg, where electro label !K7 will celebrate 27 years of label history with a !K7 Anniversary Special. Hercules & Love Affair Soundsystem, When Saints Go Machine and Brandt Brauer Frick will join the anniversary party at Glashaus with further acts still to be announced. In addition to the music, the anniversary will be accompanied by a !K7 exhibition at the festival’s Art Village at Tempelhof Airport.
The Native Instrument project Mostly Robot, a cast jam experiment, are also scheduled to perform at Club Xberg. Jamie Lidell, Tim Exile, Jeremy Ellis, Mr Jimmy and DJ Shiftee celebrated their stage premiere at this year’s Sónar Festival in Barcelona showing off their innovative live show, synced only by the human element, with no MIDI clock or sync grid to obstruct their creativity. Their pioneering electronic endeavours will continue at Berlin Festival, where they will join forces with visual artists from Berlin’s design collective Pfadfinderei to create a totally unique interplay between technology, personality and performance.
Also at Club Xberg…Simian Mobile Disco will perform songs off their recently released album Unpatterns, Kid Simius will lure the crowds with one of his acclaimed DJ sets and with Return Of The Amazons feat. Chicks On Speed & Maral Salmassi yet another fantastic collaboration awaits all festivalgoers this year.
All confirmed acts so far…
Friday, 7th September Berlin Festival @ Tempelhof Airport
Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble * Clock Opera * Daughter * Friends * Frittenbude * Grimes * The Killers * Miike Snow * Michael Kiwanuka * Nicolas Jaar * Little Dragon * Major Lazer * Kate Nash * Of Monsters And Men * Orbital * Sigur Rós * Tocotronic * We Have Band and more
Friday, 7th September Club Xberg @ Arena B
Berlin Brandt Brauer Frick * Crookers * Dada Life * Dumme Jungs * Etnik * Hercules & Love Affair Soundsystem * Kid Simius * Metronomy * Return Of The Amazons feat. Chicks On Speed & Maral Salmassi * When Saints Go Machine and more
Saturday, 8th September Berlin Festival @ Tempelhof Airport
Bonaparte * Jamie N Commons * Cro * Crocodiles * Django Django * First Aid Kit * Franz Ferdinand * Friendly Fires * iamamiwhoami * I Heart Sharks * Junip * Paul Kalkbrenner * Kimbra * Kraftklub * Morning Parade * SBTRKT (live) * Sizarr * Soundtrack Of Our Lives * WhoMadeWho and more
Saturday, 8th September Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin
Junior Boys * Light Asylum * The Magician * Modeselektor live * Mostly Robot * Slagsmalsklubben * Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and more
*Due to scheduling reasons and an elaborate US tour, Digitalism had to cancel their performance unfortunately*
This year’s edition will also play host to the world’s biggest Silent Arena Aftershow Party at Tempelhof. With 10,000+ headphones, ticket holders will be able continue partying after the final main stage performance from midnight till 4am. The Art Village will also make a welcome return to Tempelhof Airport this year, boasting over 60 national and international artists. Urban art, murals, performances, sculptures and more will all be on show plus an art bazaar, bars, booths, and the Design & Record Label Market as well as the art prize and a costume competition will complete the Art Village. With more acts still to come this year is shaping up to be the biggest edition yet! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more line-up announcements.
Berlin Festival day ticket: EUR 49 + booking fees
valid for 7th or 8th September including Berlin Festival and Silent Aftershow party @ Tempelhof Airport
Doors/stage time (Fri + Sat): 12.30pm Silent Aftershow party: midnight–4am
Berlin Festival 2-day ticket: EUR 74 + booking fees
valid for 7th + 8th September including Berlin Festival and Silent Aftershow party @ Tempelhof Airport
Doors/stage time (Fri + Sat): 12.30pm Silent Aftershow Party: midnight-4am
Berlin Festival + Club Xberg Kombiticket: EUR 89 + booking fees
valid for 7th + 8th September including Berlin Festival @ Flughafen Tempelhof and Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin as well as shuttle service to Club Xberg. Doors/stage time Berlin Festival (Fri + Sat): 12.30pm Doors/stage time Club Xberg (Fri + Sat): 11pm