Legendary techno temples and indie clubs, hipsters and punks, underground and mainstream, street art and galleries, Mitte and Kreuzberg, designer labels and second-hand – all this is Berlin! And one weekend in September, festivalgoers get all this packed into one event: all facets of a metropolis under the banner of Berlin Festival 2011, spread out to over 60 clubs, Club Xberg @Arena Berlin and Tempelhof Airport.
Line-up, running order + stage setup
First of all, we have another ace up our sleeve, which will make hip hop fans and indie nerds alike jump for joy: besides Beginner, Primal Scream, Suede, and Beirut performing at Tempelhof, we now have Public Enemy, the legendary East Coast rappers Chuck D, Flavor Flav, and Professor Griff, taking over Club Xberg with their massive hip hop tunes. Daniel Wang and Discodromo are also confirmed to DJ at Arena Berlin’s Glashaus (Club Xberg) besides the already confirmed Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair) as well as Boy George & Marc Vedo.DJ Feadz rings in the final hours at Club Xberg.? So our line-up is almost complete. Our running order as well as our running order tool is available on our web page as of today.
Like last year, our acts will perform in hangars 4 and 5 in addition to our main stage. This year though, the huge doors of the former aeroplane hangars will be entirely opened so that the hangars maximum capacity can be used. Additional barriers in front of the hangars due to capacity restrictions (the hangar doors couldn’t be opened entirely in 2010 due to sound pollution laws) won’t be necessary this year.? Berlin Festival at Tempelhof will end at midnight but the festival programme will continue with Club Xberg at Arena Berlin. Tickets for Club Xberg are included in the Berlin Music Week Ticket. Single tickets are also available.
Berlin Music Week Clubnacht?
Imagine Berlin without its overwhelming club scene. It’s almost impossible. And our festival would hardly do the city justice without incorporating the metropolis’ debaucherous nightlife. Under the banner of Berlin Music Week Clubnacht, a co-operation between Clubcommission Berlin e.V., Kulturprojekte Berlin, and Berlin Festival, holders of Berlin Music Week Tickets, Berlin Festival 2-day and day tickets will gain free entry to 60+ Berlin-based venues. At Alte Malzfabrik, for instance, Bar25 DJs will spin records besides performances by Tok Tok vs. Soffy O, electro fans can dive into techno, deep house or dubstep tunes at Brunnen 70, Club der polnischen Versager, frannz, M-BIA, Matrix, Icon, Ritter Butzke, Tresor orZurmoebelfabrik . Fritzclub, Lido, Magnet, White Trash, Lovelite, SchwuZ, and Kaffee Burger cultivate sounds from rock to pop to indietronic to urban, and venues like A-Lounge, Ballhaus Berlin, Bassy, Blumenbar, Calabash Club, Club 23, Columbiaclub, Comet, Goya, Kiki Blofeld, Festsaal Kreuberg, KingKongKlub, Monarch, HBC, Levee, Paloma, Rosi’s, Roter Salon, Silver Wings Club, Schokoladen, Soda Club Berlin, Sophienclub, Spindler & Klatt, Steinhaus, Suicide Circus, Tresor, West Germany, Yaam and many more are participating as well. The entire Clubnacht programme will also be available in our running order soon. If a club reaches its maximum occupancy, there are plenty of other options waiting for festivalgoers. For holders of a Berlin Music Week Ticket and a Club Xberg ticket, entry to Club Xberg @Arena Berlin is guaranteed at all times, however.
Six more weeks to go! We are ready and can hardly wait. To get in the mood, check out our new festival trailer, and watch out for more audio-visual highlights on our webpage as well as Facebook. Berlin Festival, here we come!
For more information on admission, travelling to and from the festival and where to stay click HERE.
All confirmed acts so far
A-Trak * Alex Winston * Aloe Blacc * Apparat Band * Austra * Bag Raiders * Battles * Beginner * Beirut * Berlin Battery * The Black Angels * The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 * Boy George & Marc Vedo DJ-Set * Boys Noize * Brodinski * Andy Butler DJ-Set * Buraka Som Sistema * Casper * Clap Your Hands Say Yeah * CSS * Daniel Wang * dEUS * Discodromo* Diplo * The Drums * Dry the River * Feadz * Firefox AK * Florrie * G.I. Disco * Gesaffelstein (live) * Greco Roman Special * Health * DJ Hell * Hercules And Love Affair * Housse de Racket * Jimmy Edgar * Kruder & Dorfmeister * Last Days of 1984 * LFO * Mogwai * Mount Kimbie * Mr. Oizo * The Naked And Famous * Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All * Oh Land * Pantha Du Prince * Primal Scream present Screamadelica * Public Enemy * Rainbow Arabia * The Rapture * Relish Recordings Special * Remmidemmi * Retro Stefson * Santigold * Skrillex * Suede * Tune-Yards * The Waters * Wire * Yelle * Yuksek (live)