Berlin Festival



When I arrived at my first Berlin festival two years ago at the end of the second day I was just in time to see the last act: Peaches. I was happy that I managed to see her, but at the same time mad at myself for not having gone there earlier. It’s been two rainy days and I was sitting at home thinking about leaving the house at all. Well, I should have done, that’s for sure, cause even at the end I could feel the amazing atmosphere of this Festival. The audience, most of them being very young and dressed unbelievably colourful was dancing frenetically to the sound of Peaches. Last year I couldn’t go there because I was not in Germany, but this year I’ll go to write about my impressions, even if it rains cats and dogs, promise.

The fourth Berlin Festival takes place at the upcoming weekend on the area of Airport Tempelhof. For those who don’t know Berlin well, it is not as far as it seems. Kreuzberg 61 is nearby and you can easily reach the airport by taking the U6 from Friedrichstraße. When two years ago there were rather acts only known by people usually going to places like Rio, Picknick and Tape, this year’s line-up is a bit more commercial, nevertheless a good one. Just to name a few: Deichkind, Jarvis Cocker, These New Puritans, The Rifles, Peaches, Pete(r) Doherty und Zoot Woman. Furthermore there will be an additional Club Berlin floor inside the airport for you to party all night long. More after the jump.

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