Today marks the first day of the annual Berlin Music Week, bringing together “a hotbed of creativity for a five-day, city-powered constellation of music showcases” with more than 200 acts and 20 locations, over 3 different festivals. The week is as much for industry as music fans, with events ranging from concerts and parties for its live component ‘WORD!’, to conferences and networking opportunities for its business component ‘SOUND!’.
Babylon Corcus | NYPC | Fenech-Soler | London Grammar | MC Fitti | OK ID
Kid Simius (live) | Roosevelt | Matias Aguayo & The District Union | Claire | Fuck Art, Let’s Dance
Asbjørn | Basement Funk Orchestra | Big Black Delta | Bipolar Sunshine | Braids | Chlöe Howl | Coma (live) | Gorgon City | Heart Sharks (DJ-Set) | Julius Gale | Kid Karate | Marla Blumenblatt | Mighty Oaks | Moko | M O N E Y | Melissmell | Parquet Courts | Pool | Rejjie Snow | Ruen Brothers | Simian Ghost | Still Parade | Schwarz Dont Crack | Théodore, Paul and Gabriel | Tourist | Yalta Club and many more
Astra Kulturhaus | Bi Nuu | Chalet | Comet | FluxBau | Fritz Club | Lido | Magnet | Postbahnhof | Privatclub
Next up it’s BERLIN FESTIVAL + CLUB XBERG between 6th and 7th September, with one hell of a lineup (info here):
Blur | Björk | Pet Shop Boys
MIA. | Fritz Kalkbrenner | My Bloody Valentine | Justice (DJ-Set)* | Ellie Goulding | White Lies | Bastille | Boys Noize* | The Sounds | Tomahawk | Capital Cities | Hoodie Allen | Maxim (DJ-Set / The Prodigy)* | Röyksopp (DJ-Set)* | John Talabot (live) | Left Boy | Klaxons | Turbostaat | Dillon
Get Well Soon | S O H N | Dumme Jungs | Die Orsons | Villagers | Graf von Bothmer: Berlin – Die Sinfonie der Großstadt | Busy P (Ed Banger Megamix)* | Delphic | SebastiAn (DJ-Set)* | Breakbot (live)* | Savages | Is Tropical | LE1F* and many more
Then on 8th September it’s the NEW MUSIC AWARD and AUF-DEN-DÄCHERN-FESTIVAL, and we hear there’ll be more announced soon, stay posted here.