In less than three weeks, Berlin Festival’s eighth edition will take place on 7th and 8th September at Tempelhof Airport. Die Heiterkeit, Plan B (Berlin) and the Berlin Music Week Stage complete the festival line up alongside the Art Village and Berlin Debate.
Once again, Berlin Festival is not only putting the emphasis on established acts and DJs. Some of this year’s brand-new discoveries were chosen in co-operation with Berlin Music Week to play the Berlin Music Week Stage. On Friday, Christine And The Queens arrive from France, Ghostpoet, Lay Low and Turboweekend travel to Tempelhof Airport from the UK, whereas HighasaKite will depart from Norway. Saturday will see gigs by Le Galaxie from Ireland as well as Muso, Tomfoolery and KMPFSPRT from Germany.
Will Saul completes the !K7 Anniversary Special, whereas F.O.O.L. plays an opening set at Arena Club on Friday. DJ Supermarkt is the first to get behind the decks at Arena. KRSN will play a warm-up set at Arena on Saturday.
On top, the Berlin Debate will be held at Berlin Festival discussing the various facets of intellectual property. Alongside our Art Village and the Poetry Saloon, various charities, and the record label & design market will be new additions to the site at Tempelhof.
With our Berlin Festival app, festivalgoers will always stay on top of things, which is available for iPhone and Android (27/08).
Unfortunately, Junip had to cancel this year’s performance at Berlin Festival. Yet, the organisers are looking for an adequate replacement. The official statement reads as follows: We had plans on trying out the songs live this autumn but circumstances beyond our control prevent us from touring. Apologies to those of you who had plans on going to the announced shows.
All confirmed acts so far…
Friday, 7th September Berlin Festival @ Tempelhof Airport
Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble * Christine And The Queens * Clock Opera * Daughter * Die Heiterkeit * Friends * Frittenbude * Ghostpoet * Grimes * HighasaKite * The Killers * Lay Low * Miike Snow * Michael Kiwanuka * Nicolas Jaar * Little Dragon * Major Lazer * Kate Nash * Of Monsters And Men * Orbital * Sigur Rós * Tocotronic * Turboweekend * Wasted Ruffians * We Have Band
Friday, 7th September Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin
About Time DJ-Team * Brandt Brauer Frick * Crookers * Dada Disco * Dada Life * Dancing Potatoes * DJ Supermarkt * Dumme Jungs * Etnik * F.O.O.L. * Hercules & Love Affair Soundsystem * Kid Simius * Metronomy * Oliver Tabillion * Return Of The Amazons feat. Chicks On Speed & Maral Salmassi * When Saints Go Machine * Will Saul
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 * KMPFSPRT * Laing * Le Galaxie * Muso * Paul Kalkbrenner * Plan B (Berlin) * Kraftklub * SBTRKT (live) * Sizarr * The Soundtrack Of Our Lives * Team Recorder * Tomfoolery * WhoMadeWho
Saturday, 8th September Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin
Dillon (DJ-Set) * Full Nelson (Greco-Roman) * Marius Funk * Joey Hansom * Junior Boys * Kate Boss * KRSN * The Magician * Matthias Meyer & Patlac * Modeselektor live * Mostly Robot * Ryan Nyquist * Schwarz Dont Crack * Slagsmalsklubben * Simian Mobile Disco * Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs * Fritz Zander
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