21.4. Friction Fest 2011 Berghain Berlin
Rock vs electronic realm!
Donnerstag, 21. April um 18:00 - 23. April um 23:30
Am Wriezener Bahnhof
...GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT
THE KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE
THE BLACK ATLANTIC
LIS ER STILLE
THE WINCHESTER CLUB
What is Friction Fest?
Friction Fest - the name says it all: our mission is to create friction between different genres and styles of music, mainly within the rock realm, but open in any possible direction. We aim to establish an international forum for bands and artists who are committed to exploring new sounds and taking things one step further. In doing so, we intend to set a counterpoint to the prevalent festival routines which perpetuate musical boredom and mediocrity by offering only artists from a very narrow musical spectrum.
Friction Fest, instead, is a festival for music lovers with a broad-ranged taste. A spirit of daringness and willingness to experiment and push boundaries is the leitmotif that unites all artists performing at Friction Fest and ourselves, the promoters. However, we never want to forget where we come from: the glorious land of rock n' roll, home of the riff!
Friction Fest 2011
The second edition of Friction Fest will take place at Berghain, Berlin's most famous electronic music club! Praised as the "best club in the world" by the New York Times, Berghain has long been a Berliner's favorite, as well as a tourist magnet. The club boasts a unique surround sound system in a very special location; a former cogeneration plant that was rebuilt into a techno club. Today, Berghain's famous weekend parties have an average 2000-3000 visitor.
The club cannot be rented by third parties and only puts on few selected concerts in cooperation with external promoters. We are proud to have convinced the Berghain staff of our concept and honoured to be allowed to hold the second edition of Friction Fest in this very special location.
Friction Fest 2011 will take place on April 14th through 16th 2011. There will be 2 stages at the Berghain premises, with capacities of 800 and 300 people. In order to accomodate the venue's history and musical direction, we have decided to book a lineup that allows for potential influences from a more electronic realm as well. Friction, after all, can and shall take place between different genres of music! However, the focal point will still be the electric guitar.
There will be a music market, food stalls, an art exhibition with artists from the music industry exposing their works and a limited edition of silk screen poster prints. We are also working on a visual art project.