Bis bald, Cologne: the Electronic Beats Festival is coming, and you could go for free!

Bis bald, Cologne: the Electronic Beats Festival is coming, and you could go for free! Oh my god, we can’t wait. This week, Electronic Beats is touching down in Cologne to deliver some of our favorite tunes straight to the people. We’re talkin’ Austra, The Kills, The Hundred in The Hands, and Miike Snow, plus an opening set from London-based quintet Citizens! We want you to be there. We really, really do. That’s why we’re giving away two tickets. Take a friend, a lover, an enemy (cool way to bond, pay it forward) or just whatever. The tickets are yours and you are free, just like the tickets.

UPDATE: We are very sorry to announce that The Kills are unable to perform at this Thursday’s Electronic Beats Festival Cologne 2012 due to sickness (all other bands will be playing though). Please find all information and a statement by The Kills here – we apologize for any inconvenience & hope to see you at the festival nevertheless.

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Otherwise, tickets are still on sale for only 18 bucks. That’s pretty damn cheap in any economy, and for a night of sweaty fun it’s certainly worthwhile. We’re waiting…

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Easter Egg Vol. 3: EB Festivals

Easter Egg Vol. 3: EB Festivals Intuition tells us you potentially take offense at being inundated with images of multi-pastelled eggs and bunny rabbits. We feel the same. Nevertheless, in keeping up with our pan-religious agenda (re: last December’s 8 classic Kraftwerk Hanukkah album reviews/month-long post-sundown Ramadan postings), we’re proud to present to you our Easter Special – an in-depth look at the four pillars of the Electronic Beats cosmos: EB Radio,, Slices, and EB Magazine. This moveable EB smorgasbord will be our first, but by no means our last. So whip out your lunisolar calendars and be on the lookout every first Sunday after the full moon following the northern hemisphere’s vernal equinox, regardless of whether you’re hunting for eggs, the afikoman or tail at this year’s SNAX.

You might already be familiar with Electronic Beats’s festival activities, but we want to make sure you’re 100% in the loop about every EB live event, which will go down in Spring 2012. As you might know, Electronic Beats has a long and rich live history, with the first big festival happening in Cologne 2001 – pretty much 11 years ago.

On May 24, 2012 we’ll be returning to Cologne’s E-Werk with live shows and DJ sets by The Kills, Miike Snow, Austra, The Hundred In The Hands, Citizens! and Coma. Also, we’ll be bringing Electronic Beats Festivals to Gda?sk (April 24), Prague (May 5), Bratislava (May 12), and Graz (May 16), and we cordially invite you to join us. And since we know that a festival is always better with a good friend, we’re giving away two tickets for each of the festivals during our Easter special.

Simply fill in the form below, tick the festival you’d love to visit, keep your fingers crossed and maybe win the tickets. For those of you who also answered the optional question (Hint: have a look at our Facebook timeline), we’ll throw an extra two tickets in.

We’re looking forward to all of the Electronic Beats Festivals in 2012 – hope to see you there!

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