Berlin’s Festival 2011 Recap


Last weekend the OZON Team attended the Berlin Music Festival. It’s the second time we were there and we loved it, as this year it was clearly more organized. We had a fine time and The Rapture’s “How deep is your love” became the festival’s anthem.

The ideal space of the Tempelhof hosted the main part of the festival where all of us -indie lovers- enjoyed a bunch of fresh names like Austra, Beirut, James Blake, Yelle, The Drums and well-established ones such as the amazing Suede and Mogwai.

The pleasant surprise of the weekend was Yelle’s and Santigold’s performance but we were quite disappointed by the Hercules and Love affair who made us believe that gigs is not their thing. The Battles were great, who with Tyonday Braxton out of the band, returned with new material whereas Austra left us torn as to how such a strong and original album can be performed so poorly on stage. Generally there were small sound issues throughout the festival; a common phenomenon for a Berlin gig.

After midnight, shuttle buses took us to the festival’s new space, Club Xberg which was a beautiful space next to River Spree. There we enjoyed Discodromo from Berlin, Daniel Wang and then a Dj set from Andy Butler and Boy George.

Berlin Festival grows and prospers. We are eagerly anticipating for the next one where we will serenely enjoy our favourite bands. We just hope the ticket remains cheap.

Source: Berlin Festival