Woohoo – Blur, Pet Shop Boys and more added to 2013 line-up

Berlin Festival is back! One day before ticket sale officially starts, the promoters of Berlin Festival, which takes place on 6th and 7th September 2013 at Tempelhof Airport and Arena Berlin, unveil the first acts to join next year’s line-up. Blur are confirmed to play one of their few European gigs and their only Germany show in 2013 at Berlin Festival. Also part of next year’s line-up are Pet Shop Boys as well as Turbostaat, who already conquered the stage at Tempelhof in 2010.


Blur will take to the stage at Berlin Festival nine years after the band’s last performance in Germany. Blur became world famous in the 90s with records including Parklife and The Great Escape and hits such as “Girls & Boys”, “Country House” and “Song 2″. Earlier this year, Blur wrote two new songs ahead of their massive sold out show in London’s Hyde Park to mark the closing of the Olympic Games. The songs “The Puritan” and “Under The Westway” were debuted live on Twitter via a worldwide video stream from a London rooftop. To mark the 21st anniversary of their debut album’s release, 2012 also saw Blur 21: The Box, the band’s body of work compiled and gathered together into one box.


With Pet Shop Boys, Berlin Festival introduces pop glamour from the UK to Tempelhof Airport. The duo comprised of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, who reached world fame with songs like “It’s A Sin” or “West End Girls”, already celebrated the world premiere of their eleventh studio album, Elysium, in Berlin. In September, Pet Shop Boys will be back in the German capital city to present their album live in front of a broader audience.


After Turbostaat‘s Berlin Festival performance in 2010, the punk rockers, who skilfully manage the balancing act between deep lyrics and mosh pit attitude, are back with a new album which sees its release in April 2013. The band will play its first Berlin gig with new material at Berlin Festival.


Alongside countless gigs and DJ sets on the airfield, in the airport’s hangars 4 and 5 as well as Arena Berlin, techno fans will definitely get their money’s worth in 2013. With Club THF, which will take place at the same time as Club Xberg starting at 11pm, the festival introduces club feeling galore to Hangar 2 featuring the music genres Berlin is famous for – techno, house and electro. All DJs will be announced soon.


Among all ticket buyers, who purchase their tickets via eventim.de from 14th to 21st December, we give out three First Class Tickets worth EUR 300 each. The winner plus one of his or her friends will be granted access to Berlin Festival, Club Xberg, Club THF as well as the VIP areas at Tempelhof Airport and Arena Berlin including catering (food & beverages). Also included is our festival shuttle transfer.


Tickets go on sale on 14th December at 9am exclusively via Eventim. From 21st December on, tickets will also be available via the official festival website under the following link.



Kombiticket X
incl. 2 days of Berlin Festival (Tempelhof) + Club Xberg (Arena Berlin)
EUR 89 + booking fee
valid for 6th and 7th September


Kombiticket THF
incl. 2 days of Berlin Festival (Tempelhof) + Club THF (Hangar 2)
EUR 89 + booking fee
valid for 6th and 7th September


2-day ticket Berlin Festival (Tempelhof)
EUR 74 + booking fee
valid for 6th and 7th September


A limited amount of day tickets for Berlin Festival at Tempelhof Airport as well as tickets to Club Xberg at Arena Berlin and Club THF at Hangar 2 will be available as soon as all acts have been announced divided by day and venue.


*As of 1st February, prices are subject to change

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