Berlin Festival: Second wave of acts confirmed
Shortly after the first act announcement, the organisers of Berlin Festival have more than a dozen acts ready to be announced. September might still be a good four months away. Yet, at Berlin Festival HQ, the organisers are already working hard on shaping this year's line-up. No wonder, never before have they taken on the task of filling 48 hours with music and entertainment nonstop. That's right, 48 hours of continuous gigs, DJ sets, art performances, screenings and so much more at Arena Park from 5th to 7th September during Berlin Music Week.
With today's line-up additions, the organisers are one step closer to their goal. Berlin Festival is thrilled to welcome Sven Väth, whose trademark techno sound has been luring the crowds to dance floors all over the world for decades. The wonderful Jessie Ware, on the other hand, will add soulful R&B to the electro genre. With their fourth album in tow, Bombay Bicycle Club will travel to Berlin from the UK whereas Trentemøller (live) will arrive from Denmark and DJ Koze from the Northern city of Hamburg. Neneh Cherry and her band Rocketnumbernine will take her new, Four Tet-produced album to the stage, her first in over a decade, and Henrik Schwarz will be performing one of his acclaimed live shows. Nina Kraviz, Magda, Schlachthofbronx, André Galluzzi, Rampue live, Aerea Negrot, Kiki and Fidelity Kastrow have also confirmed and enhance the former line-up including Woodkid, Moderat, Editors, K.I.Z. und and many more.
With Zoot Woman – their new material being more electronic than ever – and Highasakite, two acts of Berlin Festival's sister event, First We Take Berlin, made it into the line-up. Berlin Festival ticket holders even have the chance to double their festival experience and visit the Berlin Music Week's showcase festival, which takes place in venues all over Kreuzberg, for free by downloading the appropriate ticket. Free tickets are limited to 2,000 and almost sold out.
Berlin Festival has even more news on the ticket front. The early bird offer might have expired. But the organisers want to reward true Berlin Festival fans by still offering loyalty tickets at early bird prices of EUR 74 (+ booking fee). Festival fans only have to fill in the form and to prove that they've been to Berlin Festival before. Regular tickets are, of course, also available.
Day tickets, a lot more acts from indie to electro to hip hop as well as exciting co-operations with Berlin-based clubs, bars and restaurants will be announced shortly.