Berlin Festival 2011: first impressions

It’s halftime already! But if you think, Berlin Festival 2011 already peaked with fantastic performances by Primal Scream, Suede, LFO, James Blake, Battles or The Rapture, you’re in for a surprise. Today will see a memorable reunion show of the German hip hop gurus Beginner at Tempelhof Airport. Performances by dEUS, Casper, Mogwai, Beirut, Boys Noize, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Public Enemy, and Skrillex are also part of the whole deal today. We can’t wait!

Until our first acts conquer the stage, however, there’s a little time for all festivalgoers and those who stayed at home, to audio-visually recapture festival Friday. In our Berlin Festival gallery, you can already take a look at the first impressions, and our colleagues over at pop10 were quite busy as well uploading interviews with our artists. Intro is on location as well, of course, keeping you up to date.


Today, German TV channel ZDFkultur brings you four hours of Berlin Festival highlights with performances by Suede, Primal Scream and more from 8pm to midnight. Starting next week, ZDFkultur will broadcast a daily best of Berlin Festival at 7pm.

ZDFkultur air dates
12.9. Suede, Primal Scream
13.9. Battles
14.9. Boys Noize
15.9. The Rapture
16.9. dEUS

19.9. Mogwai
20.9. WATERS, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
21.9. Dry the River, Florrie
22.9. Beirut
23.9. Apparat Band

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