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Preview: Berlin Festival

Wednesday 06 August 2014

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Words Darren Skene

If it’s happening in Berlin, then you can usually guarantee that it’s going to be BIG. And Berlin Festival makes no exception. Winner of last years ‘Best European Line-Up,’ the festival looks set on out-doing itself with this year’s 48 hour music and art event (5th-7th of September). The festival is taking place at Arena Park, Kreuzberg and across various venues in Berlin. With free entry in over 30 clubs it means that everyone can experience the vibrant Berlin nightlife. The festival promotes the capitals current club scene with its unstoppable and incessant energy.

This year the festival have decided not to have overshadowing headliners as their driving force, presenting instead a diverse range of musicians that will cater to all. Over 70 artists will perform over the 2 days, including Editors, Alle Farben, Sven Vath, Jessie Ware, Bombay Bicycle Club, Wankelmut, Kid Ink, Chase and Status and M.A.N.D.Y. Dedicated partiers will also have the chance to carry on once the main stage has closed in the Silent Arena after-party. Londoners – show them how it’s done.

The Art Village has expanded for 2014 and will be taking over the entire airport with even more installations, sculptures and urban art. Graffiti kings 1UP will be painting the festivals ‘Berlin Wall’ to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall, female artist collective Glitzerklub are to set to make everyone sparkle, whilst Paintclub give us a unique combination of illustration, graphic design, street art and creative performance. Among the many artists will be also be the Poetry Saloon where Sebastian Lehmann, Robin Isenberg, Marvin Weinstein and others perform, and the Young Talent Call offers a prize for up and coming artists. Also in village will be the dance arena, where urban and contemporary artists show us their newest moves with their exhilarating performances.

Not only will we see all that, but festival goers are also offered discounts on tourist attractions around the city. The festival aims to represent the best of the capital, meaning that you will be able to have the full Berlin experience. Sounds good to us!

Find out more on the website and to get you in the mood, this is what went down last year

Words: Kayla Joleen