This July, Berlin’s first (and for a long time, only) city-center indie DIY festival will already celebrate its 10th edition! The festival is cherished for its celebration of artistic integretic and its wild, undogmatic mixing of genres…but mostly because it’s THE place for new musical discoveries for Berlin’s live music maniacs.
Jointly organized and curated by local promoters Fourtrack on Stage, Mohair Sam, and amSTARt, the festival presents off-kilter and adventurous sounds, with artists such as Scout Niblett, Chinawoman, Dagobert, Allie, and The Wave Pictures having performed at the festival’s past editions.
The festival locations have always been a central factor: first held at Berlin cult clubs Bar25 and Kater Holzig at the river Spree, the festival now calls ://about blank’s beautiful garden area its home. This year, the festival team again unearthed some musical treasures for the third-longest day of the year – announced artists include Ilgen-Nur, Joey Bargeld (totally non-Neubauten affiliated), and Berlin’s favourite lo-fi muck-punk band nunofyrbeeswax.
Line-up: Candy Boys, Christiane Rösinger & Andreas Spechtl, Glassberg & the Disasters, Hekla Magnúsdóttir, Ilgen-Nur, Joey Bargeld, John Moods, nunofyrbeeswax, Odd Couple, Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers feat Ahmed Ag Kaedy, Pastor Leumund, Saba Lou and Remove Control (Leo Auri, Marcel Krömker, Robert Kretzschmar, Tomi Simatupang)
Down By The River Festival is presented by ByteFM, The Chop, Digital in Berlin, Exberliner, Jungle World, Spex – Magazin für Popkultur, and taz.die tageszeitung.
Down By The River Festival, No. 10
Saturday 14th July 2018 | Starts 14:00 CET | Ends: 22:00 CET
://aboutblank | Markgrafendamm 24c | 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain
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