The other day in my post about Lord Vicar and Sigiriya being added to the London lineup (Roadsaw has also joined the bill — stoked), I mentioned that Elvis Deluxe also signed on to play the Berlin Desertfest — website here — as well. It dawned on me after that that I haven’t really had the chance to talk much about the Berlin fest.
That’s probably at least in part because I can’t go. Much as I’d love to take three weeks and dick around Europe going from show to show — sandwich the weekend of Roadburn with the two Desertfests — it’s just not feasible. I have a job, and without it, no money to do the dicking around already planned, so at some point, I need to go back to it. Too bad, given the lineup already announced (see above) and the reportedly more still to come.
In any case, Berlin Desertfest (put together by Sound of Liberation) has some cool stuff in the works, and I thought it would be a good time to find out more about it. Here’s the info I got sent, so that if you’re like me and unable to go, you can also be jealous of anyone who is:
We plan bands from all over the world: we still have quite a few to announce! It will happen on Thursday 19th April in Festsaal Kreuzberg / Berlin and in Astra Kulturhaus / Berlin on 20th and 21st April, 2012.
Orange Goblin will headline the 19th.
Motorpsycho on 20th and Colour Haze on 21st.
We also have a Theatre Bizarre planned with two movies: Fuzzomentary ( doc about Truckfighters band) + Black Mass Rising (visions of a bunch of bands from various genres about the thematic: darkness, mysticism and apocalypse).
Also a couple of artist playing acoustic as well as DJ in this small theatre. The place will be fully redecorated by artists to bring a special atmosphere to the Theatre Bizarre. Artwork exhibit is also scheduled, as well as a “hippie corner”: market with labels, artwork designers, food, craftsmen, etc.
Tags: Berlin, Desertfest Berlin 2012, Germany