Starting out as a matinée one day festival, the Torstraßen Festival has become over the years a music festival celebrating community and diversity. The festival features artists from the national and international music scenes, encouraging emerging talents.
From the 8th to the 10th of June 2018, the Torstraßen Festival under the “Forever” presents primarily pop music from Berlin along the present and the future contrary to yesterday and the regression. TSF “Forever” is not meant as a hype, but as an open question into the unknown, addressed to the festival, the music and the audience. In its eighth edition, the festival offers music that does not shy away from utopia and dreams of thinking experiments that capitalist realism seems to have swallowed up.
3 Days Festival ∞ Over 40 Concerts ∞ 12 Stages ∞ Performances ∞ Movies ∞ Dj Sets∞ Talks ∞ Independent Label Market ∞ Super Sunday
On the festival’s core day, Saturday June 9, the genre-spanning program will feature over 35 concerts in 9 locations in Berlin-Mitte. Featured in the line-up are a sneak preview of the new DENA album, delimited electric rap from Catnapp, avant-garde musician Lucrecia Dalt, art-trap duo Klitclique, DIY romantic Sean Nicholas Savage and the psychedelic-Turkish pop collaboration from Tellavision and Derya Yildirim. For the first time, the TSF is showing a film program on Saturday, June 9, curated by musician JJ Weihl. At the end of the festival, the TSF, in collaboration with the pan-Arab collective Arabstazy and label operator Daniel Haaksman, will be presenting an after-show party on two floors at the Kunsthaus ACUD.
On Sunday 10th of June, the festival will go to the Volksbühne’s big house for a whole day. In cooperation with the London Independent Label Market, a label market will be held from 12 to 18 o’clock with well-known and yet to be discovered independent labels such as 4AD, Ninja Tune, Domino, Erased Tapes, Monkeytown or! K7 Records, as well as a supporting program of DJ Sets and Talks. Popstar and Torstraßenfestival alumni Alex Cameron, Berlin’s best italo-pop duo Itaca, and Polaris Prize winner Lido Pimienta will celebrate the grand finale of the Torstraßenfestival.
Tickets & Information: www.torstrassenfestival.de
If you would like to view the full program and the detailed line-up for each day click here.