News / 6 May

First We Take Berlin: first names and co-operations

In its second year, First We Take Berlin takes off with splendid performances, brand-new venues as well as intriguing specials and co-operations in Berlin's district of Kreuzberg from 4th to 5th September.
After a successful premiere in 2013, we are proud to announce Zoot Woman, whose brand-new album will finally be released this summer, Glass Animals, Highasakite, Marathonmann, Phox and Blaenavon amongst the first acts of 2014. The Busy Twist, Fickle Friends, GWLT, Racing Glaciers and Sivu have also been confirmed to grace the stage. This, however, is only the beginning. Plenty more acts will be announced within the upcoming weeks.
With its many co-operations, label specials and club events, First We Take Berlin not only wants to gather everything that constitutes the cultural spirit of the German capital but also to give national and international agencies as well as record labels a platform to showcase their up and coming talent. So far, specials by ATC (UK), By:Larm Festival (NO), Chimperator (GER), Coda Agency (UK), radioeins (GER) and Universal Music (GER) have been confirmed. Many more co-operations will be announced soon.
In addition to last year's venues, First We Take Berlin expands its radius with clubs and performances spaces like Arena Club, Circus @ Postbahnhof, Glashaus @ Arena, Ipse, Our/BerlinWhite Trash Fast Food and Yaam, incorporating even more of the districts cultural diversity.
As in 2013, First We Take Berlin is also an integral part of the Berlin Festival at Arena Park. Not only will acts from FWTB enter the stage there, Berlin Festival visitors holding on to a 48-hour ticket also have the chance to download a free ticket to First We Take Berlin and thereby double their festival experience.

The registration for delegates provides access to all First We Take Berlin events in addition to the WORD! conference incl. VUT Indie Days.


Tickets for First We Take Berlin only are available for EUR 20 (+ booking fee) . Wristband exchange and box office will be located at Postbahnhof.

Artists and talents wanted

This year we once again give newcomers and up-and-coming talents a unique platform as part of the club showcase festival First We Take Berlin in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. If you want to be considered for a showcase performance, apply until 31st May 2014.

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