Above: Alison Goldfrapp on the set of Tales of Us photographed by Annemarieke van Driemmelen
UPDATE: This competition is now closed.
On Tuesday, March 4th, Goldfrapp presents a very special cinema event—a worldwide screening of the stunning film Tales of Us followed immediately by an exclusive dramatic live Goldfrapp performance transmitted into cinemas from the legendary Air Studios in London. And we’ve got tickets for cinemas all over Germany.
Inspired by Goldfrapp’s latest album, Tales of Us, the striking film is a thirty-minute journey through five of the individual stories featured on the album. Stranger, Laurel, Jo, Drew and Annabel interconnect subtly, sharing themes of love, loss, madness and identity, taking the viewer on a unique musical journey.
With only two stories having been seen previously, this is an exclusive opportunity to see the film Tales of Us as it was intended, as a complete journey and on the cinematic big screen, available in select locations for one night only. Cinema audiences will see the Tales of Us film transition beautifully into a live 50-minute dramatic theatrical performance by Goldfrapp including classic songs and selections from the new album.
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to each of the locations in Germany and Austria mentioned below. To win, all you need to do is leave a comment in our Facebook post about the event with your location of choice. Winners will be notified on Monday, March 3rd. The film begins at each cinema on Tuesday, March 4th at 8:30pm.
UCI Hürth Park, Köln
UCI Kinowelt Colosseum, Berlin
UCI Kinowelt Dresden Elbe Park, Dresden
UCI Kinowelt Düsseldorf
UCI Kinowelt Mundsburg, Hamburg
UCI Kinowelt Othmarschen Park, Hamburg
UCI-Kinocenter Ruhr Park, Bochum
UCI-Kino Millenium City, Wien
Goldfrapp’s Tales of Us album and limited edition box set are out now via Mute. For more information about the Tales of Us film, click here. Watch parts two and five of the Tales of Us film in the embeds below. Goldfrapp plays Electronic Beats Festival Cologne on May 23rd.
**UPDATE: Winners have been chosen and notified. Unsuccessful? You can still watch the concert as it happens via our live stream—full details here**
It’s hard to believe, but Scooter have been fantastically popular in their homeland of Germany and abroad for 20 years now. We’re certainly no stranger to either their hardcore techno or frontman H.P. Baxxter‘s wry sense of humor; both of which make seeing the group (a trio comprised of Baxxter, Michael Simon and Rick J. Jordan) live a pleasure beyond nostalgia, even after all these years. That’s why Electronic Beats and Telekom are proud to present an exclusive 20th anniversary performance of Scooter, live before a limited-capacity crowd in their home town of Hamburg, Germany, at Uebel & Gefährlich on December 5th.
For everyone unable to attend the show, we’ll be providing a live video stream of Scooter’s Hamburg performance here at electronicbeats.net on December 5th.
How do you buy tickets, you ask? The answer is that you can’t. Sorry. You can, however, win them. How, you ask? Simple, by answering our question:
On what floor is the Uebel & Gefährlich club? 1st floor? 4th floor or 7th floor?
Simply fill out your information and the answer and you’ll qualify to be selected as one of the audience. Come on, move your ass—this one’s gonna fill up fast!
This special event takes place in a small venue, so for anyone who doesn’t win, you’ll have the opportunity to catch Scooter on their German tour in 2014 (dates below). And all Scooter fans should know that our very own Editor-in-Chief, Max Dax, has collaborated with the band to bring you the book, Scooter: Always Hardcore, published on November 18th.
Scooter 2014 German tour dates:
07.01. Lingen – EmslandArena
09.01. Hannover – Swiss Life Hall
10.01. Leipzig – Arena
11.01. Berlin – O2 World
14.01. Bamberg – Stechert Arena
16.01. München – Zenith
17.01. Stuttgart – Porsche Arena
18.01. Düsseldorf – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
19.01. Freiburg – Rothaus Arena
21.01. Offenbach – Stadthalle
23.01. Dortmund – Westfalenhalle
24.01. Hamburg – O2 World
UPDATE: This competition is now closed.
Poland’s festival scene seems to be leading the charge when it comes to interesting electronic music line-ups, and we’re not just saying that because the EB Festival is apt to make the odd trip across the border. One of the hottest European tickets for summer 2013 is Tauron Nowa Muzyka, a small festival with a pioneering attitude to electronic music. Taking place across August 22-25th in a disused coal mine in Katowice, part of the Upper Silesia Region of Poland, it boasts a number of mouthwatering prospects for your not-so-average discerning music fan. Our picks include a Numbers label showcase with Jackmaster, SOPHIE, Redinho, Deadboy and special guest Syrian star Omar Souleyman, a 20th Anniversary showcase from the evergreen German label Kompakt, plus those who like their music perched on the cutting edge might want to look up the new band on the up London Grammar, brush up their vogue moves for Zebra Katz and Njena Reddd Foxxx, feel the burn with heavy dub techno upstart Darling Farah or get cerebral with RVNG International’s Holly Herndon. Other artists on the diverse bill include Vladislav Delay, LFO, Venetian Snares, Squarepusher, JETS (that’s Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart’s collaborative baby), Jon Hopkins, Adrian Sherwood and Darkstar.
We wouldn’t talk all this up without giving you an opportunity to attend for free, so we’re giving away one pair of tickets for Friday and Saturday, which is when the main part of the festival takes place, plus camping. Travel, however, is not included.
All you have to do is sign up to our newsletter before 11:59 CET on Sunday July 14th—don’t forget to write “TNM” in the Festival field below so we know you want to be considered for this competition. We’ll notify the winner by email the next day.
Photo by Radoslaw Kazmierczak
UPDATE, March 8, 2013: This competition is closed, winners will be notified via email.
You may not have noticed, but Depeche Mode have got a new album, Delta Machine, coming out later this month. We’re even hosting a special, one-off event in Vienna with them to celebrate, which you can win tickets for. As if that weren’t enough, now we’ve got five CD singles (pictured above), autographed by Dave Gahan, to give away. It features the album version of their most recent single “Heaven” along with an alternate “Steps to Heaven” mix and a Matthew Dear vs Audion mix, plus remixes by Owlie and Blawan.
All you have to do for your chance to win is sign up for our occasional newsletter, which will also keep you up to date with events, announcements, offers, but won’t arrive in your inbox more than twice a month (if that). You can find the newsletter sign-up box in the right-hand navigation bar of any page of our website, including this one. The competition is open until 6pm CET on Friday, March 8th; any email address that successfully signs up will be considered an entry. We’ll notify winners by email on Monday, March 11th.
In the meantime, watch the video for “Heaven” below:
As you may remember last year we were all set to present Duran Duran in concert at a one-off show in Berlin. Unfortunately due to an unforeseen throat problem for Simon Le Bon the concert had to be cancelled. However as the saying goes time is the great healer and Duran Duran are now back in Germany for a whistle-stop tour. The shows in Leipzig (January 26th) and Munic (January 24th) have completely sold out and we are down to the last few tickets for Berlin. Get one before they are gone by clicking this link.