Krake Festival returns for the summer of 2022, emerging from the pandemic with our biggest and most diverse line-up yet. Across two weekends, from 12th to 21st August, the Kraken will reach its tentacles to various locations across Berlin, transcending hype and genre boundaries to showcase the diversity of electronic music subcultures, promoting those that dare to create different music, away from the mainstream. In other words, MUSIC WITH ATTITUDE.
For our OPENING CONCERT in the beautiful surroundings of Silent Green, a former crematorium and now arts and cultural centre in the north of Berlin, we have invited the legendary ambient pioneers TANGERINE DREAM, considered by many as the most influential German electronic band music after Kraftwerk. From their early experimental krautrock beginnings, over the last 50 years, the band has released more than 100 studio albums and over 60 film scores. Indeed, it is impossible to fully measure this band’s impact. Ambient music and much electronic music would simply not exist in the form it is without them. Despite the death of founding member Edgar Froese in 2015, the band have continued to release music with Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane, and Paul Frick creating the subsequent albums “Quantum Gate” and “Raum” based on Froese’s musical sketches and ideas. On stage, Tangerine Dream can be likened to an elemental force with soaring soundscapes that tower over the traditional music conventions into cosmic grandeur, roving through their extensive catalogue of music with tracks overlapping to mould the past into the present.
Tangerine Dream will be supported by the amazingly talented ROSA ANSCHÜTZ, a vocalist and composer whose music exists somewhere between post-punk, electronica and cold wave, with Anschütz’s voice floating through ethereal and hypnotic sound spheres. We are delighted to welcome her to play her first Berlin show since the release of her album “Goldener Strom” on BPitch Control in May of this year.
DAY II will take place at Urban Spree, which will host our annual label market during the day. Hang out in the beautiful beer garden, stroll through music label stalls and their offerings, have a few drinks and take part in our legendary charity raffle, where you can win records, technical gear and other cool stuff. An immense line-up of bands & DJs complements the punky vibes of the venue. Expect anything from ghetto house to electro, from 8-bit electronica to EBM.
On DAY III Krake takes over ://about blank, kicking the night off with a concert in their beautiful garden by breakthrough Jamaican-American hip-hop artist ZEBRA KATZ, whose 2020 debut album “Less Is Moor” pays homage to the minimalist approach often demanded from artists of colour, with elements of hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, and electronic music channelling Katz’s caustic lyricism into its biting rhythms.
The following club night will feature a first-timer b2b from ELLI ACULA & VICTOR as well as hard-hitting sets from ANNA Z and others on the MDF floor, while The Lobby floor will host a showcase from FEMME BASS MAFIA (FBM), a passionate Berlin-based crew who aims to provide safer spaces for women, trans and non-binary people, with a selection of their residents laying down sick beats.
On DAY IV & V our 36-hour closing event begins on Saturday night and will continue into the early hours of Monday morning with performances across two indoor stages and one outdoor area from artists curated to reflect the diversity of today’s electronic music scene. We will take a trip to France with TEKI LATEX, FASME – LIVE, & MILEY SERIOUS, and to Japan via England with TOSHIKI OHTA who will provide infectious selections of techno, electro, EBM, and breakbeats.
KRAKE FESTIVAL 2022
12. August: Silent Green Betonhalle
13. August: Urban Spree
17. August: :// about blank
21. & 22. August: Oxi Club
With TANGERINE DREAM, ROSA ANSCHÜTZ, SPECIAL GUEST DJ, WAQWAQ KINGDOM – live, BUFIMAN, 3LNA – live, KARMA SHE – live, CARLY ZENG b2b DAMA, WELLEN.BRECHER – live, SCHRUNZEL – Live, BAKLÄXA, FELONEEZY, DJ FUCKS HIMSELF, DJ NORTSIDE & $OMBI – live, JPEG.LOVE, TAMILA, Zebra Katz, Nashi 44, Nasty King Kurl, Elli Acula b2b Victor, Anna Z, P.Vanillaboy, Purita D., CURSOR MINER live, The Lady Machine, M2N2, Psycho & Plastic, Rangelova, Jan Dreseke, DJ Tabledance (aka LUZ1E), Marie Midori, Monibi, I-F, DAVID VUNK, FASME – live, TEKI LATEX, MILEY SERIOUS, ALIENATA B2B SPECIAL GUEST, CYRK – live, DJ FART IN THE CLUB, MAARA, JCOW – live, TOSHIKI OHTA, ASTRAL VIP, CHERIII, P/KSTR B2B, E:FA, AEREA NEGROT, MIKE STARR, LAURA DE VASCONCELOS, MIKEY WOODBRIDGE feat., LUCIO VIDAL, AMOR SATYR, CELINA, C/CADA & MORPHENA – live, FORMELLA B2B TTYFAL JUSTIN TINDERDATE B2B ROBIN TASI, CAMILLA RAE, JADA JPG, VANI-T