aaamusic | On 05, Apr 2012
The Killers headline Berlin Festival 2012
The Killers, Kate Nash, Michael Kiwanuka, Junior Boys, We Have Band, I Heart Sharks and more join the lineup for the 8th edition of Berlin Festival
7th – 8th September 2012
This year’s Berlin Festival at Tempelhof Airport is readying itself for take off with a raft of scintillating new musical acts to announce. Joining an already impressive bill that boasts Sigur Rós, Franz Ferdinand, Orbital, Little Dragon, Friendly Fires, Metronomy and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, comes a new wave of acts to delight the ears and have party revellers dancing well into the early hours.
Firstly, it’s with great pleasure that we can finally reveal Las Vegas superstars The Killers will be paying a visit to the German capital to headline the festival, which takes place from 7th to 8th September. With three hugely successful studio albums under their belt and millions of records sold, The Killers are set to release their fourth album in 2012 and we really can’t wait to see what the band have in store for us.
Also joining this years ballooning lineup is British singer/songwriter Kate Nash. Her two studio albums have seen great success across the UK, Europe, US and Australia and festival friendly anthems like like ‘Do Wah Doo’ and ‘Foundations’ ensure she’s always a firm summer festival favourite. Next up, we have the BBC Sound of 2012 winner, Michael Kiwanuka, whose unique voice and soulful sound have seen him compared to the likes of Bill Withers, Randy Newman and Otis Redding to name but a few. There’s no doubt 2012 is set to be a big year for the British Soul star!
And the names just keep on coming… Hot off the heels of their sophomore album release is We Have Band plus indie trio I Heart Sharks and Canadian DJ and production duo Junior Boys to continue the electronic flavour.
All confirmed acts so far
Berlin Festival @ Tempelhof Airport:
Bonaparte * Cro * Daughter * First Aid Kit * Franz Ferdinand * Friendly Fires * Friends * Frittenbude * Jamie N Commons * Junip * Paul Kalkbrenner * The Killers * Michael Kiwanuka * Kraftklub * Little Dragon * Major Lazer * Morning Parade * Kate Nash * Orbital * SBTRKT (live) * Sigur Rós * Sizarr * Tocotronic * We Have Band * WhoMadeWho
Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin
Crookers * Digitalism * Dumme Jungs * Etnik * Junior Boys * The Magician * Metronomy * Modeselektor live * Slagmalsklubben * Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Further highlights will be announced soon. Get ready…it’s going to be BIG!
Festival-goers purchasing a Berlin Festival 2-day ticket will be in for a treat this year. With 10,000+ headphones, the Silent Arena Aftershowparty will give ticket holders the chance to continue partying after the final main stage gig from midnight till 4am at Tempelhof Airport. It’s going to be the biggest ever Silent Disco! The DJ line-up will be announced soon.
The Art Village will also make a welcome return to Tempelhof Airport, boasting over 60 national and international artists. Urban art, murals, performances, sculptures and more will all be on show plus an art bazaar, bars, booths, and the Design & Record Label Market as well as the art prize and a costume competition will complete the Art Village. And new for this year is the addition of accommodation at the festival site. We’ll have more info on this soon…
Tickets Berlin Festival
2-day ticket: EUR 74 + booking fees valid for 7th + 8th September including Berlin Festival and Silent Disco Aftershow party @ Tempelhof Airport Doors/stage time (Fri + Sat): 12.30pm Silent Aftershow Party: midnight-4am
Kombiticket: EUR 89 + booking fees valid for 7th + 8th September including Berlin Festival @ Flughafen Tempelhof and Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin as well as shuttle service to Club Xberg. Doors/stage time Berlin Festival (Fri + Sat): 12.30pm Doors/stage time Club Xberg (Fri + Sat): 11pm
A limited number of day tickets for both Berlin Festival and Club Xberg will be available soon.
Check out the festival trailer HERE.