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Berlin Festival and Beyond

Berlin is mind-blowing! What better city to hold a festival! As well as seeing all the amazing artist performing, travellers coming to this years Berlin Festival will have the chance to check out an overwhelming and seemingly endless plethora of venues and events: concert halls, galleries, street art, clubs and sights as far as the eye can see. Even long-time city dwellers are prone to losing track more than once during their stay. With the Art Village, the Design and Record Label Market, the Mobile Disko (with Berlin resident DJs Los Massieras, Steve Morell and others) and a variety of Berlin sightseeing discounts, Berlin Festival brings the city’s art and culture to Tempelhof Airport .

Art Village
Berlin and Germany’s up and coming art scene finds its equivalent in Berlin Festival’s Art Village. 20+ invited artists of various genres will present unique urban and fine art. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, 50 “pieces of the Wall” will be individually designed, sprayed and plastered by such artists as Poet, Nomad, 44Flavours and others. Post-apocalyptic performances will be staged (Crystal Mafia), smashing sculptures will be made with chainsaws (Maike Gräf), and robots will be built (Stohead) on location. An art bazaar, installations and photo exhibitions add to the extravagant and unique atmosphere at our Art Village. About 600 galleries and 8,000 artists living and working in Berlin will be represented at Berlin Festival 2011 with tangible art for everyone to enjoy. Curator Jan “Yaneq” Kage (Party Arty, Radio Arty on 100.6 Flux FM, Galerie Schau Fenster), one of the scene’s leading figures, will introduce all Berlin artists – Berlin Festival’s Art Village presenting Berlin’s young and vibrant urban art scene at Tempelhof Airport. Other confirmed artists are Czarnobyl, Paul Snowden, DAG, Gogoplata, Just, and KLUB7.

Design and Record Label Market
Besides the in-house Berlin Festival merch stand, the Design and Record Label Market will be on location again bringing local music and fashion into the mix. While Berlin Festival takes place at Tempelhof Airport, Preview Berlin – The Emerging Art Fair also resides at one of the airport’s hangars. With a festival wristband, visitors get entry for a reduced price of 6 EUR.

Mobile Disko
Finally we also have the legendary Mobile Disko’s line-up ready: bigger, faster, louder – taking over Tempelhof on a motorised luggage van once again. From 5pm to midnight, residents of Berlin’s club scene will be keen to bring you smashing beats and indietronic tunes. On Friday, Dada Disco, Hugo C + Maxximus, Pony Pop, MILCH and Steve Morell will spin records behind our moving turntables. On Saturday, Los Massieras, Menage a Trois, Mine & Hers, Olivier Tabillion as well as A-Team + Marlon Beat will introduce proper bass and disco dance floor fillers to the crowd on the airfield.

Sightseeing discounts
We also have sightseeing discounts and special offers all around the city of Berlin! Just show your festival wristband at the partners mentioned below and receive 20-25% off the usual prices. It’s worth keeping on your wristbands after the festival as the discounts last until September 18th! Partners at a glance: Fahrradstation, Velotaxi, Berlin Rikscha Tours, Fat Tire Bike Tours – Berlin, City Segway Tours – Berlin, City-Circle Sightseeing, Erlebnis-Tour “Alter-Fritz”, German Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, DDR-Museum, Jochen Schweizer – Base Flying, Exclusiv Yachtcharter, BWSG, Asin Restaurant-Cafe-Cocktailbar.

Festival Line Up

Berlin Festival – Friday
James Blake, Austra, Waters, Alex Winston, Dry The River, Yelle, The Rapture, Rainbow Arabia, Oh Land, The Drums, HEALTH, CSS, Battles, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hercules & Love Affair, Primal Scream present Screamadelica, Apparat Band, Santigold, Suede, Wire, LFO

Berlin Festival – Saturday
Florrie, Last Days Of 1984, Retro Stefson, Tune-Yards, Firefox AK, The Naked And Famous, Mound Kimbie, Kraftklub, Aloe Blacc, The Black Angels, Yuksek, Beirut, Pantha Du Prince, Buraka Som Sistema, Boys Noize, dEUS, Casper, Beginner, Mogwai, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77

Club Xberg – Friday
Discodromo, Headman pres. Relish Special w/ Headman, JR Seaton, Andrea ESU; Boysnoize Records Special w/ Strip Steve vs Das Glow, Djedjotronic, Jan Driver, Audionite;Kruder & Dorfmeister; Daniel Wang; Diplo; Andy Butler DJ Set; Berlin Battery w/ Shir Khan, Jack Tennis; A-Trak; Boy George & Marc Vedo DJ Set; DJ Hell

Club Xberg – Saturday
Remmidemmi; G.I. Disco; Greco-Roman Special w/ Hackman, En Chante, Full Nelson, Greco-Roman Soundsystem; Modular Special w/ Bag Raiders DJ Set, Sneaky Sound System, Bumblebeez, Modular Djs Public Enemy; Housse De Racket; Skrillex; Bag Raiders; Brodinski; Mr. Oizo; Gesaffelstein live; Freadz; Jimmy Edgar

Tickets
Limited number of tickets are still available online. For more information on the different tickets that are available and to purchase them, visit the Berlin Festival’s official website.



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