We’re very much looking forward to Spring 2012! Just as last year, the EB Team will find its way to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Festival (SXSW). Electronic Beats will be exploring the most important music meetup of the year and the biggest showcase festival of the world. And we’re especially thrilled that Berlin’s K7! Records as well as their artists Photek and Apparat aka Sascha Ring will be joining the entourage, thanks to German Initiative Musik taking care of organization and funding of the journey.
During this year’s SXSW Festival, Apparat and Photek will be playing the Electronic Beats supported DJ-Kicks showcase at Kingdom, Austin on March 14th 2012 – drop us an email here in case you’d like to stop by. Also, if you’re around during SXSW you might want to stop by at our SXSW Camp anyway, since we’ll be joining the lovely people from Reeperbahnfestival and IHM (Interessengemeinschaft Hamburger Musikwirtschaft e.V.) at their great ‘Reeperbahn Burgers‘ outdoor popup restaurant from March 12-15 for buns & beers – great (Ham)Burgers, German Pils and company guaranteed!
For those of you who won’t be able to travel to Texas we’ve got a special surprise: Apparat will be shooting a travel report which we’ll be posting here at ElectronicBeats.net right after our journey – subscribe to our RSS, Facebook or Twitter to stay up-to-date.
And for all of those who’d love to see Apparat Band live in action again, don’t fear: they’ll be on tour again soon, playing shows in Germany, Scandinavia, Mexico, the US, as well as many European festivals during summer – see all dates below.
Apparat Band Live:
March 7 MX-Mexico City – Teatro de la Ciudad de México
March 8 MX-Guadalajara – Bar Americas Warehouse
March 9 US-San Francisco – 103 Harriet
March 12 US-Los Angeles – El Rey Theatre
March 14 US-Austin – Paste / KCRW Stage @ SXSW
April 7 RO-Bucharest – Atelierul De Productie
April 12 DK-Aarhus – Train
April 13 NO-Oslo – Blaa
April 14 DK-Copenhagen – Koncerthuset
April 16 DE-Cologne – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
April 17 DE-Bremen – Spedition
April 18 DE-Hamburg – Kampnagel
April 19 NL-Amsterdam – Melkweg
April 20 NL-Rotterdam – Hotel Mosaique Festival
April 21 FR-Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
April 22 BE-Gent – Vooruit
April 26 CH-Bern – Dachstock
April 27 CH-Aarau – Kiff
April 28 DE-Erlangen – E-Werk
April 29 DE-Jena – Kassablanca
April 30 DE-Berlin – Berghain
May 27 US-George – Sasquatch! Festival 2012
July 5 PT-Prala Do Meco – SBSR Festival
July 6 UK-London – Bloc Festival
August 8 DE-Kassel – Kulturzelt
August 9 DE-Haldern – Haldern Pop Festival
August 18 CH-Winterthur – Musikwochen
March 13 US-Austin – Element
March 14 US-Austin – Electronic Beats supports DJ-Kicks, Kingdom
April 20 NL-Den Haag – T Paard
May 4 IL-Tel Aviv – The Block
August 11 DE-Saalfeld – Sonne Mond Und Sterne Festival
Hamburg, you better get ready: not long to go until this year’s edition of Reeperbahn Festival – the Hanseatic way of clubbing. Taking place in several venues around Hamburg’s infamous Reeperbahn, you’ll see over 200 up-and-coming bands and djs from all over the world – it’s like a German approach to the SXSW festival programme.
The special thing about Reeperbahn Festival (September 22-24) is that you might run into music where you wouldn’t expect it necessarily: a dj set on a cutter? Check! A band playing atop of an old WWII bunker? Check! Rap performances in an old school bus? Check!
The most special thing about the festival is the musical selection though: Promising new artists are showcasing during the 3-day-long event in the heart of Hamburg, which makes Reeperbahn Festival great to discover new music by just stumbling into a venue without knowing what to expect – just having a great time with good friends and surprisingly good music.
On the other hand there are the highlight artists, of course. Just to name a few: Apparat Band, Bratze, Yelle, Chuckamuck, When Saints Go Machine, Friendly Fires, Jamie Woon, Cloud Control and S.C.U.M.
Besides the musical programme you can also dig into the buisiness aspect of music: with Reeperbahn Campus there’s lots to discover from a professional point of view such as copyright, publishing and mobile distribution. And with Reeperbahn Arts your lack of free time will be guaranteed with the poster convention ‘Flatstock’, film screenings, street art performances and exhibitions.
You can find all information on Reeperbahn Festival, Arts and Campus at the official website and advance sale of tickets at the official website, but BEHOLD! We’re giving away 2*2 festival passes for Reeperbahn Festival – just fill in the form below until 11:59pm on September 11, the winners will be notified via email.
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