Of Monsters and Men, Grimes, Clock Opera, Django Django and Dada Life join the line-up for Berlin Festival 2012

The Berlin Festival line-up continues to grow to epic proportions with new additions Of Monsters And Men, Grimes, Clock Opera, iamamiwhoami, Djang Django and Dada Life. These trailblazing acts will take to the stage at Berlin’s historic Tempelhof Airport on September 7th and 8th 2012, joining an already impressive bill that includes Sigur Rós, Franz Ferdinand, Orbital, Little Dragon, Friendly Fires, The Killers, Metronomy, SBTRKT and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

Not a day goes by without Canadian artist Claire Boucher aka Grimes being highlighted as ‘one to watch’ and with the recent release of her third album Visions receiving critical acclaim across the globe, 2012 is definitely shaping up to be her year. We’re excited to see what she has in store for the Tempelhof crowd! Also making their Berlin Festival debut this year is Iceland six-piece Of Monsters And Men. Unlike many other European bands, Of Monsters & Men made it big in the US first, before European success came their way. But it wasn’t long before the word spread across the pond fuelled by the release of their hit single and video ‘Little Talks’ and debut album, My Head Is An Animal. There’s no doubt the band is a must-see this summer. Continuing the Nordic flavour is a Swedish act which have taken Europe by storm of late. Electro House duo Dada Life will also leave their native Sweden to get behind the DJ booth at Club Xberg. Known for their high energy and giant inflatables, these two certainly know how to get the party started and are guaranteed to keep the crowd dancing well into the early hours.

Now, what happens when four art students get together to mix up electro and krautrock? Projects like Django Django, that’s what. The band’s album has been praised by NME as a ‘heady explosion of colours’ and they will be spreading a ray of colourful light on the Berlin Festival Crowd on Saturday 8th September. And last but by no means least, another band known for their unique sound and love of digital collage’ slicing and dicing sounds and lyrics – British act Clock Opera performing songs from their debut album, Ways To Forget.

All confirmed acts so far…

Friday, 7th September

Berlin Festival @ Tempelhof Airport

Clock Opera * Daughter * Friends * Frittenbude * Grimes * The Killers * Michael Kiwanuka * Little Dragon * Major Lazer * Kate Nash * Of Monsters And Men * Orbital * Sigur Rós * Tocotronic * We Have Band and more

Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin

Crookers * Dada Life * Digitalism * Dumme Jungs * Etnik * Metronomy and more

Saturday, 8th September

Berlin Festival @ Tempelhof Airport

Bonaparte * Jamie N Commons * Cro * Django Django * First Aid Kit * Franz Ferdinand * Friendly Fires * iamamiwhoami * I Heart Sharks * Junip * Paul Kalkbrenner * Kraftklub * Morning Parade * SBTRKT (live) * Sizarr * WhoMadeWho and more

Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin

Junior Boys * The Magician * Modeselektor live * Slagsmalsklubben * Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and more

This years edition will also play host to the world’s biggest Silent Arena Aftershow Party. With 10,000+ headphones, ticket holders will be able continue partying after the final main stage performance from midnight till 4am. The Art Village will also make a welcome return to Tempelhof Airport this year, boasting over 60 national and international artists. Urban art, murals, performances, sculptures and more will all be on show plus an art bazaar, bars, booths, and the Design & Record Label Market as well as the art prize and a costume competition will complete the Art Village.

With more acts still to come this year is shaping up to be the biggest edition yet! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more line-up announcements.


Berlin Festival day ticket: EUR 49 + booking fees
valid for 7th or 8th September including Berlin Festival and Silent Aftershow party @ Tempelhof Airport
Doors/stage time (Fri + Sat): 12.30pm Silent Aftershow party: midnight–4am

Berlin Festival 2-day ticket: EUR 74 + booking fees
valid for 7th + 8th September including Berlin Festival and Silent Aftershow party @ Tempelhof Airport
Doors/stage time (Fri + Sat): 12.30pm Silent Aftershow Party: midnight-4am

Berlin Festival + Club Xberg Kombiticket: EUR 89 + booking fees
valid for 7th + 8th September including Berlin Festival @ Flughafen Tempelhof and Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin as well as shuttle service to Club Xberg. Doors/stage time Berlin Festival (Fri + Sat): 12.30pm Doors/stage time Club Xberg (Fri + Sat): 11pm