Berlin Festival 2011 announces first artists

By Laura Comben
By May 4, 2011 December 24th, 2021 World

Berlin Festival 2011 is geared up to start this year’s festival at Flughafen Tempelhof and launch a brand new concept at various other Berlin venues. The festival will take place on September 9 – 10 in the German metropolis that is Berlin.


Starting off with the first 2011 headliner, it has been confirmed that Suede are part of this year’s festival bill. Primal Scream will also celebrate the anniversary of ‘Screamadelica’ when the band’s third album turns 20. To mark the occasion, Primal Scream will perform the album in its entirety. Indie lovers are scheduled performances by Beirut, Mogwai, Battles, The Drums, Hercules And Love Affair, dEUS, Health, and Wire. Santigold, Bodi Bill, Rainbow Arabia, Buraka Som Sistema and Yelle are also planned for the bill.


Electronica is represented by acts such as Kruder & Dorfmeister as well as Apparat Band, Pantha du Prince, Diplo, A-Trak, Boy George (DJ set), Skrillex, DJ Hell, Brodinski, Andy Butler (DJ set), Jimmy Edgar, Marc Vedo and Mount Kimbie and Mobile. Berlin’s burgeoning creative scene will be represented by our Hangar Art Trail, Berlin Record Label and Design Market. There are still over 40 more acts to be announced in the coming weeks along with a full running order divided by stages and venues.


Numerous acts, newcomers and DJs of all genres will take on the airfield as well as hangars 4 and 5 until midnight. Then under the banner of Club Xberg, you can enjoy more of the city of Berlin until the wee hours of the morning as the festival continues with gigs, DJ sets and performances at other venues across the city including Arena Berlin, Arena Club and Glashaus. Also in co-operation with Clubcommission’s Berlin-based Berlin Music Week Clubnacht, Berlin Festival visitors will gain free entry to over 30 clubs all over the city.


For the complete Berlin Festival and Club Xberg package, you simply need one ticket: the Berlin Music Week Ticket. The festival at Flughafen Tempelhof (daily from noon to midnight) and Club Xberg around Arena Berlin are included in the price as well as free public transport. There will also be a free shuttle service available taking you from Tempelhof directly to the Kreuzberg venues. There are also various bus routes to the participating clubs of Clubnacht. Further ticket categories will be announced together with a running order (divided by days and venues) soon.


The extensive event will be organised by Berlin Festival GmbH & Co. KG together with Festival Republic Ltd. Besides festivals in the UK and Ireland such as Reading/Leeds, The Big Chill, Latitude and Electric Picnic, the UK company organises open-air events in Norway and the United States.


The Berlin Music Week Ticket is available for 89 Euro’s, including booking fees, with tickets going on sale from Wednesday May 4, 2011.


For more information please visit the official website.

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