Berlin Festival returns for 2011

Berlin Festival 2011 is ready for take off! We’re all geared up to start this year’s festival at Flughafen Tempelhof and launch a brand new concept at various other Berlin venues. The festival will take place on September 9th and 10th in the buzzing metropolis that is Berlin.

primal screamStarting off with our first 2011 headliner, we’re thrilled to confirm Suede as part of this year’s festival bill. The band, along with charismatic frontman Brett Anderson, will conquer the main stage with their greatest hits. We’re also looking forward to Primal Scream celebrating the anniversary of Screamadelica with us. The band’s legendary third album turns 20, and to mark the occasion, Primal Scream will perform the album in its entirety. Ambitious indie lovers are bound to be delighted with scheduled performances by Beirut, Mogwai, Battles, The Drums, Hercules And Love Affair, dEUS, Health, and Wire. And if all of that still isn’t enough to whet your appetite then perhaps Santigold, Bodi Bill, Rainbow Arabia, Buraka Som Sistema and Yelle might just hit the spot. The art of electronica is represented with the masters of downbeat,Kruder & Dorfmeister as well as Apparat Band, Pantha du skrillexPrinceDiplo, A-Trak, Boy George (DJ set), Skrillex, DJ Hell, Brodinski, Andy Butler (DJ set), Jimmy Edgar, Marc Vedo and Mount Kimbie. All this plus the Mobile Disko is about to ride across the airfield with it’s full on beats once again and Berlin’s burgeoning creative scene will be represented by our Hangar Art TrailBerlin Record Label and Design Market. There are still over 40 more acts to be announced in the coming weeks along with a full running order divided by stages and venues – watch this space. 

We’ll kick off 48 hours of festival madness starting at Flughafen Tempelhof. Numerous acts, newcomers and DJs of all genres will take on the airfield as well as hangars 4 and 5 until midnight. But Berlin would certainly not be Berlin if we sounded the bell for the last round at midnight. So, under the banner Club Xberg, you can revel in and enjoy more of the city of Berlin  until the wee hours of the morning as we continue the whole shebang with gigs, DJ sets and performances at other great venue across the city including Arena Berlin, Arena Club and Glashaus. Also in co-operation with Clubcommission’s Berlin-based Berlin Music Week Clubnacht, Berlin Festival visitors will gain free entry to over 30 clubs all over the city. Basically, you will get two days of fantastic festival vibes and club feeling galore in one event.
For the complete Berlin Festival and Club Xberg package, you simply need one ticket: the Berlin Music Week Ticket. The festival at Flughafen Tempelhof (daily from noon to midnight) and Club Xberg around Arena Berlin are included in the price as well as free public transport. There will also be a free shuttle service available taking you from Tempelhof directly to the Kreuzberg venues. There are also various bus routes to the participating clubs of Clubnacht. Further ticket categories will be announced together with a running order (divided by days and venues) soon.

The extensive event will be organised by Berlin Festival GmbH & Co. KG together with Festival Republic Ltd. Besides festivals in the UK and Ireland such as Reading/Leeds, The Big Chill, Latitude and Electric Picnic, the UK company organises open-air events in Norway and the United States; fantastic prospects for Berlin Festival 2011.

Further details regarding tickets and special offers will be announced in co-operation with Berlin Music Week and Visit Berlin soon. The Berlin Music Week Ticket is available for EUR 89 (incl. booking fees) at all well-known ticket shops and via

Tickets go on sale starting Wednesday, 4th May 2011! 

All confirmed acts so far
A-Trak * Apparat Band * Battles * Beirut * Bodi Bill * Boy George DJ-Set * Brodinski * Andy Butler DJ-Set * Buraka Som Sistema * dEUS * Diplo * The Drums * Health * DJ Hell * Hercules And Love Affair * Jimmy Edgar * Kruder & Dorfmeister * Mogwai  * Mount Kimbie * Pantha Du Prince * Primal Scream present Screamadelica * Rainbow Arabia * Santigold * Skrillex * Suede * Marc Vedo * Wire * Yelle

Ticket info
Sale starts tomorrow, Wednesday, 4th May
Berlin Music Week Ticket: EUR 89 plus booking fees
Valid for 9th and 10th September 2011

Ticket includes:
 - Berlin Festival at Tempelhof Airport (until midnight)
 - Club Xberg around Arena Berlin (starting at 11pm, participating venues are Arena, Glashaus, Hoppetosse, Badeschiff amongst others)
 - Berlin Music Week Clubnacht with free entry to over 30 clubs on two concecutive nights
 - BVG-Ticket (public transport Berlin) valid for Berlin’s city centre as well as special bus routes and shuttle service from Tempelhof to various destinations around the city 
 - Further discounts included in the ticket will be announced in the following weeks

Tickets are available at all well-known ticket shops and via

HD Fest (High Definition Dance Festival) lineup

HD Fest has partnered up with Kiss FM,, Pukka Up, Epidemik, Raindance, Slip Back In Time, Kissdafunk, Pams House, Funked Up, Too Dam Glam, Sin City, Hat Club and Mixcloud to bring you the cream of the crop of dance sensations. HD Fest is providing a vast genre of dance music to please everyone’s tantalising tastes. With Trance, House, Old Skool, Garage, Drum & Bass and Dubstep. All this just a stones throw from Fairlop Central Line Station!


Main Stage
Boy George, Dave Pearce, Freestylers, Scratch Perverts, Loose Cannons (Kiss), Alex P, Charlie Hedges (Kiss), Neev (Kiss) and DJ Competition Winner.

House Arena
Jonathan Ulysses, Rob Tissera, Micky Slim, Miss Divine, Philgood & Ram, Mr Natralist, Joshua Roberts, Jay Funk, Danny May, Harry Pearce and Nicky Fingers.

Old Skool Arena
Danny Byrd, Kutski, SL2 (Live PA), Jilted Generation (Prodigy Tribute), Slipmatt, Nicky Blackmarket, Ellis Dee, Kenny Ken, Sy, Uncle Dugs, Lee John, Jason J & Kezman, Harry Shotta, Skibadee, Jay J, Charlie B, 3Flow, 5ive-o, Strict and Cutter

Sunset Terrace
Diason, Bernie T, Damo, Colin Chiddle, Jaxx, Rbee & Jim Sargent, Danny Quattro, Alex Muirden, Liam Cullen, Damo Walsh, Dan Johnson, Rob Ramos, Redifine, Ad Love and live electronic percussion by Pivotal.


Main Stage
Yolanda Bed Cool, Vula (Voice of Basement Jaxx), Seb Fontaine, Bodyrox, Trophy Twins, Dermot C and Scott Giles.

Dubstep Arena
Hatcha (Kiss), N-Type, Plastician, Coki, Chef, Trolley Snatcha, Lost, Bannerworx, Crazy D, Viper and Mighty Moe.

Old Skool Arena
Baby D (Live PA), Liquid (Live PA), Dub Hooligan (Live PA), Ratpack, EZ (Kiss), Slipmatt, Artful Dodger, Matt Jam Lamont, Billy Daniel Bunter, Phantasy, DJ Vibes b2b Johnny G, Twista, Evenson Allen, B Live, MC Alistair, Charlie B, 3Flow, Faction G and Jefferson.

Sunset Terrace
Damien Stone, Laura Essence, Danny Keston, Vince Frimpong, David Lee, Katie Cooper, Carl Smeaton, Twisted Beatz, Brad Hudson, Darral S, Silks & Switch, DJ Nitro and Matt Caldwell

Camping and travel info
Camping is available for 3,000 people.
Campsite opens at 3:00pm Friday 17th June and remains alive and kicking until noon Monday 20th June for the most hard-core party people!
HD Fest is providing a free shuttle bus to transport campers from the nearby offsite car park to the festival venue and campsite. The campsite is conveniently placed a 1 minute walk away from the main dance stages and the all-important bars. The campsite offers all the latest amenities in Festival Camping.

See for full facilities, camp rules and a handy packing list.
Coming by train?
Fanstastic! Fairlop station is just next door and is accessed via the Central line on the London Tube (Red Line).
The central line can be accessed via Liverpool Street and Stratford overground stations, for full detaiols visit to plan your journey.

Earlybirds are £30 per day or £80 including Friday to Sunday night included camping. Booking fees apply on all booking sites.
Standard tickets are £40 per day and will be £100 for the 3 nights campign included. Booking fees apply on all booking sites.

Ticket Outlets - 0843 221 0100 - 0844 870 0000 - 08444 771 000 - 0844 844 0444
Blackmarket Records – 0207 4370478
Soundclash Records – 01603 761004

hd fest lineup 2011