Having already announced a host of high-profile artists for its music programme, on September 5-7 world-renowned inner-city event Berlin Festival welcomes Sven Vath, Jessie Ware, Woodkid, Moderat, Editors, K.I.Z., DARKSIDE, Warpaint, Kid Ink, Chase & Status (DJ set with Rage), Fünf Sterne Deluxe, Genetikk, Crystal Fighters, Mount Kimbie, Foreign Beggars among others.

And with a huge portion of the lineup still to be announced, rest assured Berlin Festival is full of surprises.

This year for the first time, the Berlin Festival is a 48 hours straight party embodying the city’s non-stop spirit, and meaning that festival-goers can soak up the atmosphere across a whole weekend without ever having to leave the site if they so choose. For the whole 48 hours, celebrate the best Berlin has to offer in music, arts and beyond at Templehof Airport.

In terms of artists, you’re looking at some of the best in world. Woodkid, whose epic arrangements have enchanted fans across the globe, celebrates his Berlin Festival debut. Also showcasing their electronic endeavours in the hangar for the first time are Berlin talents Moderat. Editors return to Tempelhof after four years, enticing the crowd with their smashing trademark sound. Brainchild of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, DARKSIDE add even more class to the line-up, and good time guys K.I.Z., labelled the funniest group in German rap, are in attendance.

LA guitar quartet Warpaint join hip hop favourites genre rule-breaking rapper Kid Ink. Causing a riot with energetic drum’n’bass vibes are Chase & Status, conquering the stage with artist Rage in tow. Hamburg four-piece Fünf Sterne Deluxe, trailblazing duo Genetikk, and techno-orientated band Crystal Fighters appear. Merging acoustic and electronica effortlessly is synth-dream Austra, and underground techno head Ellen Allien steps up. UK electronic duo Mount Kimbie join electronic hip-hop pioneers Foreign Beggars.

Mykki Blanco brings his unique drag influenced take on battle-rap to the airfield, with unsigned hype Olson have been confirmed as well, plus catch  Alle Farben, Bilderbuch, The Acid and Nod One’s Head, and many more acts still to come.
An integral partner of the annual Berlin Music Week (September 3 and 7), Berlin Festival celebrates the German capital’s diverse and eclectic culture through music and arts programming.

Boasting more arts installations, colour and craziness than ever before, the Berlin Festival Arts Village is a melting pot of creativity true to the city. With a circus tent for poetry, churches hidden in the hangar, and even a traditional village pub and market square, each installation adds its own vision of art to the Festival. You’ll even find an on-site swimming pool and sauna.

Reinventing the festival’s agenda, Berlin Festival skips the curfews to party on until the break of dawn at Tempelhof Airport. For the first time ever, festival goers are invited to party for the duration of the festival or to come and go whenever it takes their fancy, with one ticket for the entire weekend. Berlin Festival tickets are now available here.

Berlin Festival has partnered with First We Take Berlin Festival to celebrate the city’s rich artistic and musical heritage. Taking place in Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain’s club venues across September 4-5, the first 2,000 Berlin Festival ticket buyers will also gain free entry to First We Take Berlin, available here.

This year’s all-weekend event allows revellers to party throughout an entire 48-hour period. See for yourself a hint of what you can expect in 48 Hours Awake – The Movie.