To celebrate 8 years Torstraßen Festival has prepared a one-off special edition at the Volksbühne. One day and night will bring an intersection of musical expeditions comprising 28 concerts and DJ sets as well as the Independent Label Market in the foyers. The genre-spanning line-up includes the California freak-folk icon Jessica Pratt , the Amsterdam pop artist BEA1991 , the atmospheric solo project of Berlin-based PA Hülsenbeck (formerly guitarist with Sizarr), New York surrealist duendita and avant-garde sound art by Kate NV from Moscow. In addition, there are numerous fresh discoveries from the Berlin scenes such as Tara Nome Doyle, Gazino Neukölln, Die Wände or Marshall Vincent . In addition, we are pleased to present three experimental Berlin musicians from the Mentorship Program of Amplify Berlin on one stage: Baal & Mortimer , Jana Irmert and Maya Shenfeld. Want to come along with a friend? To enter our ticket giveaway just email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us who you’re excited to see perform this year.
Baal & Mortimer / BEA1991 / Chris Imler / CTM / Die Wände / duendita / Ebow (DJ Set) / Gazino Neukölln / Holiday Sidewinder / Jana Irmert / Jason Harvey / Jealous / Jessica Pratt / John Moods / Juba / Kate NV / Marshall Vincent / Maya Shenfeld / Michaela Meise / mobilegirl / Operators / PA Hülsenbeck / rkss / Shunaji / Swoosh / Tara Nome Doyle / The Chap
Independent label market
Between 12:00 and 18:00, the Torstraßen Festival, in cooperation with the London Independent Label Market, once again organizes a market with well-known as well as independent labels to be discovered. The market brings together music labels and magazines, artists and fans. You’ll have the chance to spin some records and talk directly to the label makers. Labels for pop, underground and niche music invite you to discover and buy new releases, classics and rarities. Say hello to: Baby Satan Records / Fat Cat Records / Mansion and Millions / Monkeytown Records / Morr Music / Ninja Tune / Späti Place / Glitterbeat / and many more.
The connective thread is, as always, music from Berlin, and exchanges among different music scenes, artists, and audiences. The Knot is the leitmotiv of this edition of the festival, representing entanglements, connections and commitment. It can be tightened or loosened, and it can be tied in various ways, by anyone. It encourages you to go for it, to question narratives, to make new connections – or dare to unravel it. Also, it reminds us of an urban utopia with people of different backgrounds negotiating social questions together in close exchange. Our knot brings together different sounds, scenes, people and ideas for one day, in one place.
What?Torstraßen Festival 2019 Where? Volksbühne, Linienstraße 227, 10178 Berlin When? 7th September, 2019
The festival starts at 12 noon with the label market, which is accessible free of charge. The concert program starts at 2pm with the concert of Tara Nome Doyle; From 8pm the big house will be opened for concerts. The club program starts at 11 pm and is included in the festival ticket, as well as with a separate ticket for late guests.
€ 26, reductions € 22, club night € 10 Buy them here or at the ticket counter of the Volksbühne Extra FAQ here