Festival season is nearly over but the best is yet to come! Early september sees this year’s edition of Berlin Festival take place at the historic innercity airport Tempelhof – spitting distance from Kreuzberg’s club culture and Berlin Music Week. A festival can’t be much more urban than this one – and luckily the artist forecast is delicious, too.
The EB team recommends you watch leftfield heroes LFO, house butches and femmes Hercules And Love Affair, The Rapture with their new album, Apparat Band of course and all of these: DJ Hell, Buraka Som Sistema, Mount Kimbie, James Blake, Rainbow Arabia, Gesaffelstein and Public Enemy!
And, if you’re more into guitar noises check out Wire, Health, Steve Morell and Battles! And then there’s the highly anticipated reunion set of (Absolute) Beginner of course – so make sure to bring your dictionary with you for some ‘hamburgischen Sprechgesang’ from Eimsbush basement. Check out the festival website for the full line-up.
As well as the musical programme you can discover arts and culture with the Art Village, their Design and Record Label market and the mobile disco right on the festival compound. And with Tempelhof’s festival stages closing during the early evening, the musical vibe won’t die though: Club X-Berg and Berlin Music Week Clubnacht offer plenty possibilities to dance away the night.
Last but not least: We’re giving away two 2-day-passes for Berlin Festival 2011 (Sept 9-10) so you can save 160 Euros for you and a friend of yours and spend the money at the bar instead. HERE’S HOW TO WIN:
Share this page with your friends! By email, via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace – whatever suits you best! Then take a screenshot of your shared post (HowTo: WIN/OSX) and send this together with your full name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition ends on September 4th, winners will be notified on monday, September 5th. Good luck and see you down-the-line at Berlin Festival 2011!