It was clear from the start: Berlin Festival’s line-up wasn’t quite completed just yet: Our “travel agents” let us dangle for six whole weeks to announce the final additions to this year’s line-up at Tempelhof Airport.
However, it was well worth it, as we present striking rock’n’roll guests of honour: the reunited Gang Of Four (“To Hell With Poverty”) – pretty much the reference point for all British bands of the last ten years – will perform their only show in Germany of 2010 at Tempelhof Airport!
Another delightful festival performer that we are very much looking forward to: Edwyn Collins is back! After his long and severe illness, the indie icon (Orange Juice, “A Girl Like You”) is about to release a brand-new album in September and invited some friends to support him. We hope, of course, that Collins will be performing his Berlin Festival gig with just a little help from his friends, namely members of Franz Ferdinand, The Drums, The Smiths and many more who recorded the album with him.
The musical journey goes on: Tahiti 80 from France will deliver grand pop sound, soul and indie rock. A trip to the coastal strips of France – downright perfect for Berlin Festival. The Californian equivalent will be flown in to the German capital as well: The Morning Benders are about to make an appearance.
>From Reykjavík, Iceland, the magical Amiina will also travel to Berlin. They have been accompanying Sigur Rós on tour for quite a while. Amiina will perform their brand-new songs in Tempelhof: elfish classical electro folk tunes at its best.
Only a short trip away, the boys surrounding Enno Bunger will begin their journey to Berlin in Northern Germany: smart lyrics and “at least five great hits” (Intro) are part of their luggage. Please unpack immediately on arrival!
However, our travel guide Conny Opper, co-founder of Berlin Festival, will take all visitors not only on a musical journey but on a cultural tour as well:
“It was clear from the start: an urban festival has to be accompanied by an urban art concept that will excitingly transform Tempelhof Airport in order to reveal the creativity and open-mindedness of Berlin. Since last year’s art projects were a big issue, this year’s Hangar Art Trail will enhance the emphasis on art even further. Gerrit Starczewski will present pictures of his nakedHEART project shot at Melt! Festival 2010. Action Painting Club will implement its project "t∆pc-mandala-constructions" live at the festival grounds while Nomad is about to ‘remix’ his graffiti walls. Paul Snowden, on the other hand, is once again responsible for the whole Berlin Festival artwork, and Robert Knoke is about to exhibit his fantastic portrait series of musicians and artists. Last but not least, Crystal Mafia will launch decent photo booth action galore…!
Of course, the legendary Mobile Disko will make its festival appearance with even more features than last year. This time, the boys of the Berlin Battery Crew feat. Shir Khan, DJ Supermarkt, and Jack Tennis will rock the Disko. Berlin’s Sick Girls will present their first mix album (live as well). Hugo Capablanca will be presenting his new project Los Massieras (Bananamania Records). There’s even more to see and hear. So you won’t just be able to look forward to Berlin Festival’s music performances but an overall audio-visual festival experience!”
Berlin Festival 2010 - The Final Line-Up:
Friday, 10th September:
Editors, Fatboy Slim, LCD Soundsystem, Fever Ray, Atari Teenage Riot, Robyn, Adam Green, 2manydjs (live), Blood Red Shoes, Caribou, Erol Alkan, Junip, Herman Dune, Goose, Mit, Norman Palm, Zola Jesus, Barbara Panther, Amiina, Bon Homme, Le Corps Mince Du Francoise, De Staat, Spleen United, Megaphonic Thrift, Jesse, Cast Of Cheers, Therese Aune, Boemklatsch, Berlin Battery Crew feat. Shir Khan, DJ Supermarkt und Jack Tennis
Doors: 10pm (Popkomm Public Day) / Stage Time: 2pm / Curfew: 6am
Saturday, 11th September:
Hot Chip, Soulwax, Gang Of Four, Tricky, Edwyn Collins, Boys Noize, Peaches, “Chilly” Gonzales, Lali Puna, Wedding Present performing Bizarro, Superpunk, We Have Band, Seabear, Neon Indian, Tahiti 80, Baby Monster, Fang Island, The Morning Benders, Shadow Dancer, Djedjotronic, Les Petit Pilous, Housemeister, Strip Steve & Das Glow, Enno Bunger, Kimono, Rich Aucoin, Yes Cadets, Sick Girls, Hugo Capablanca
Doors: Noon / Stage Time: 2pm / 6am
2-day tickets: EUR 59 + booking fee
(incl. entry to Popkomm Public Day, Popkomm Showcase Festival & a2n Forum)
1-day tickets Friday: EUR 39 + booking fee
(incl. Popkomm Public Day & a2n Forum)
1-day tickets Saturday: EUR 39 + booking fee
(incl. a2n Forum)
+ Hangar Art Trail (Gerrit Starczewski, Action Painting Club, Nomad, Paul Snowden, Robert Knoke, Crystal Mafia), Silent Disco, presented by Sennheiser,Berlin Designer & Record Label Market
Popkomm Showcase Festival
takes place on 8th and 9th September at and around Tempelhof Airport. Festival goers will be able to see thrilling up and coming talents for free to ring in the actual festival. Wristband exchange, therefore, already begins on Wednesday, 8th September, at Tempelhof’s entrance hall, Berlin Musik Week’s hub, which will be open to all from 8th to 11th September.
All needed infos (tickets, location, running order) here: www.berlinfestival.de
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