Berlin Festival draws nearer! Only one week to go until our acts from Suede to Primal Scream to Public Enemy to Mr. Oizo to Beirut take over Tempelhof Airport and Arena Berlin. If you hesitated until now to buy your ticket, don’t worry. All ticket categories will be available until Thursday evening via our website. On the 9th and 10th September, all tickets will be available at the Tempelhof Airport and Arena Berlin box offices.
The must-have of Berlin Festival season 2011 will also be made available next week: our very own Berlin Festival iPhone app. You will not only have access to the latest updates via push message but also be able to keep an eye on all our stages in real time. You can create a personalised running order which will be updated as well so that you always know when your favourite band is playing, a map will show you the way, and a bus schedule is also available. Picture galleries will bring Berlin Festival atmosphere right to your phone.
With over 60 clubs participating, the Berlin Music Week Clubnacht programme is quite a beast of a thing. Some structure might come in handy here. In addition to a map, which is available on our website as of today, we also listed all venues according to district, with full addresses, and the closest bus stop or underground station. That should make it much easier for you to either plan ahead or act spontaneously.
However, there’s been a change in how to get to all Clubnacht venues. Instead of previously announced buses, we made a deal with Berlin’s public transport company who will increase the frequency of S- and U-Bahn in order to get you to your venue of choice as quickly as possible.
Berlin Festival wants to support local artists. In keeping with this, not only have we developed our art concept this year but now, one of the artists will receive this year’s inaugural Berlin Festival Art Village prize of EUR 1,000 plus an automatic inclusion into next year’s Art Village. The prize will be funded by Festival Republic and the artist will receive the prize from Melvin Benn of Festival Republic at the Art Village at 5pm on Saturday, September 10th. Melvin established the Latitude Contemporary Award at his festival Latitude in 2009 and the Big Chill Art Trail is in its 10th year and was this year curated by the Saatchi Online Gallery.
Art Village is also celebrating its premiere with a cracking fancy dress competition. Show up in the most thrilling airport outfit you can muster and win 1×2 tickets to Reading Festival 2012 and two flights and 2×2 tickets to next year’s Melt! Festival. There will also be some runner up prizes!
And if you buy your costume at www.maskworld.com or at their Berlin-based branch in Oranienburger Straße 46/47, you can get a 10% discount until 10th September. Simply mention the code world “Berlin Festival” to make use of the discount.
Finally we have the DJs for our Silent Disco Noize on board. Silence is definitely not what you get here. Grab your headphones, and there’s no stopping you. From 2 p.m. to midnight, the Agenda/Getaddicted DJ team from Cologne will bring you all the classics and danceable tunes right in your ear. It’s only going to be silent on the outside.
Besides our Art Village, the Berlin Design and Record Label Market, we also have two charity organisations on board. Celebrating 50 years of Amnesty, the organisation is calling on people all around the world to get active so that human rights will have an active voice for the next 50 years. Berlin Festival ask you to visit the bus, have a chat and get informed and support their worthwhile campaigns!
Water is the most fundamental source of life. This is Viva con Agua’s primary motivation for their activities – the funding and implementation of water projects around the world and thereby enabling people to access clean water. By donating your drinking cup, you will donate your deposit to help support this very important and basic source of life to those who are seriously in need. Viva con Agua are back for the third year in a row. The Berlin Festival audience have always been generous, so please help them to reach their drinking cup target of 100,000 this year.
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During the festival, ZDFkultur will also be on location filming performances and interviewing various artists. On Saturday, the German TV channel will broadcast live from the festival from 8pm to midnight. Various concerts will be aired in the following week from 12th to 16th September at 7pm.