Headliner – Beginner, LFO and James Blake announced for Berlin Festival 2011

We started with Suede, Primal Scream present Screamadelica, Aloe Blacc, dEUS, Hercules And Love Affair, The Rapture, Santigold, Wire and many more. Now we are topping it all with this week’s act announcements: Beginner, Germany’s most influential hip hop group, will be performing their exclusive reunion on Berlin Festival’s airfield after having gone on hiatus in 2004. You’re about to witness something historical here when DJ Mad, Denyo and Eizi Eiz (also known under the name Jan Delay) conquer the stage to perform one of their smashing live shows. This should definitely not be missed.

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Warp Records send another exclusive show our way. The UK label sends over techno grandmaster Mark Bell a.k.a. LFO, who will be performing his only Germany gig at Tempelhof Airport this year. Shooting star James Blake will be launching the festival on Friday after his previously sold out Berghain show. We’re also very excited to welcome Boys Noize to the 2011 line-up. His smashing headline show was one of last year’s definite highlights. Casper, the new star on the horizon of German hip hop, makes indie kids as well as hip hop lovers jump for joy. With The Black Angels from Austin, Texas, we have psychedelic rock on board. The elfish Oh Land arrives from Denmark to enchant us with playful melodies. Gentle folk melancholia and guitar sound walls are Dry the River’s forte, while highly praised Florrie presents us with sixties reminiscences in pop beat guise.

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We’ll also indulge in the sweet sound of silence once more: the Silent Disco Noize will be part of this year’s Tempelhof set-up, bringing you all your favourite smash hits via headphones. Berlin Festival’s traditional art exhibition, the Hangar Art Trail, is also taking shape as well. Further info about all participating artists will be announced soon.

However, we have to wait another three months until the festival takes off at Tempelhof Airport and Arena Berlin on 9th and 10th September. So why not start a little early? With Club Berlin, Berlin Festival’s official party series, will launch Berlin Festival season on 24th June at Berlin’s new club WHAT?! at Alexanderplatz, Berlin. The whole Berlin Festival family will be there! Peaches & Sheila Chipperfield will DJ together, the entire Berlin Battery Crew is on location as well as Cocolores, their homies from Munich. The legendary Mobile Disko is featured with a COOP Slow Dance Special. For further info, click here.

All newly confirmed acts
Beginner * The Black Angels * Boys Noize * Casper * Dry the River * Florrie * James Blake * LFO * Oh Land

All confirmed acts so far
A-Trak * Alex Winston * Aloe Blacc * Apparat Band * Austra * Battles * Beginner * Beirut * The Black Angels * The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 * Boy George & Marc Vedo DJ-Set * Boys Noize * Brodinski * Andy Butler DJ-Set * Buraka Som Sistema * Casper * Clap Your Hands Say Yeah *  CSS * dEUS * Diplo * The Drums * Dry the River * Florrie * Gesaffelstein (live) * Health * DJ Hell * Hercules And Love Affair * Housse de Racket * Jimmy Edgar * Kruder & Dorfmeister * LFO * Mogwai  * Mount Kimbie * The Naked And Famous * Oh Land * Pantha Du Prince * Primal Scream present Screamadelica * Rainbow Arabia * The Rapture * Santigold * Skrillex * Suede * Tune-Yards * Wire * Yelle – more acts to be announced soon…

All acts divided by day and venue
Friday, 09.09.2011
Berlin Festival @ Flughafen Tempelhof  (2pm-midnight)
Apparat Band, Austra, Battles, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, CSS, Dry the River, Health, Hercules And Love Affair, James Blake, LFO, Oh Land, Mount Kimbie, Primal Scream present Screamadelica, Rainbow Arabia, Santigold, Suede, The Drums, The Rapture, Wire, Yelle – more to be announced

Club Xberg @ Arena Gelände Berlin (11pm-7am)
A-Trak, Andy Butler (DJ-Set), Boy George & Marc Vedo (DJ-Set), Diplo, DJ Hell, Kruder & Dorfmeister – more to be announced

Saturday, 10.09.2011
Berlin Festival @ Flughafen Tempelhof (1pm-midnight)
Alex Winston, Aloe Blacc, Beginner, Beirut, The Black Angels, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Boys Noize, Buraka Som Sistema, Casper, dEUS, Florrie, Mogwai, Pantha Du Prince, The Naked And Famous, Tune-Yards – more to be announced

Club Xberg @ Arena Gelände Berlin (11pm-7am)
Bag Raiders, Brodinski, Gesaffelstein (live), Housse De Racket, Jimmy Edgar, Skrillex – more to be announced

Ticket categories
Berlin Music Week Ticket

Valid for Friday AND Saturday @ Tempelhof Airport, incl. Berlin Festival, Club Xberg, Berlin Music Week Clubnacht, BVG ticket (public transport) and further discounts
EUR 89 + booking fees

Berlin Festival 2-day ticket
Valid for Friday AND Saturday at Tempelhof Airport until midnight, incl. Berlin Music Week Clubnacht and BVG ticket (public transport)
EUR 74 + booking fees

Berlin Festival day ticket
Valid for Friday OR Saturday @ Tempelhof Airport until midnight, incl. BVG ticket (public transport)
EUR 44 + booking fees

Club Xberg day ticket (limited)
Valid for Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin on Friday OR Saturday
EUR 24 + booking fees

Tickets are available via www.berlinfestival.de/tickets, Lastminute.com as well as eventim.de and all regular ticket shops.

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