BERLIN’S YO! SISSY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE UP
THE TWO DAY EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE COLUMBIA COMPLEX ON FRIDAY 28TH & SATURDAY 29TH JULY
PLANNINGTOROCK / CHICKS ON SPEED
VITALIC / ZEBRA KATZ / LOTIC / GURR
KARIM & KARAM / ALINKA & SHAUN J WRIGHT / MARY OCHER
MIKEY / TAMI TAMAKI / VIVA RUIZ / JAY BOOGIE / THE CARRY NATION
JUNKS / ISLAMIQ GRRLS / REBEKAH UBUNTU / AS/IS / FAUX REAL / JEAN BICHE / MC GAFF.E
SHAMBU & THE TRUE LOVE HEARTS / QUEENS AGAINST BORDERS / UMLILO & STASH CREW
THE HOUSE OF PRESENTS / MAXI MORE / LUZ DIAZ / REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEUKÖLLN / WICKED HAG
THE COCOA BUTTER CLUB / BOURGEOISIE / FIZZY FINGERS / ERIN AMAZIA & MANY MORE….
’The perfect mix of music and camp partying’ The Guardian ‘A treasure trove of unexpected delights’ i-D
‘Yo! Sissy showcases the very best alternative queer artists, live bands and performers’ Mixmag
‘’A truly spectacular weekend’ THUMP ‘A joyous celebration of music, dance and performance’ Gay Times
‘Promotes the energy, diversity and lifestyle that is so unique to queer Berlin’ Attitude
Yo! Sissy’s Pansy & Scout
Yo! Sissy is Berlin’s international queer music festival. Entering its third year, the festival has already showcased artists and attracted audience members from over 20 different countries. The mission remains the same: to showcase burgeoning local performers alongside established international acts with a focus on promoting female and trans* identified talent.
This year’s edition of Yo! Sissy will take place on July 28th and 29th at the Columbia Complex in Tempelhof and feature five separate areas for simultaneous performance split between the Columbia Halle and Columbia Theatre facilities. The first Yo! Sissy was the largest festival of its kind to ever take place in Berlin, a city famous for its colourful culture and LGBT inclusivity. Peaches, Cakes da Killa, Crystal Waters, JD Samson, Mykki Blanco, Le1f, Karin Park & Christeene have graced the Yo! Sissy stage and this year brings a new and exciting plethora of talent from around the globe.
Enigmatic French maestro Vitalic brings his audacious maximalism and stylish, off-centre Eurodance to the capital for a electronic work-out, quite the contrast to the in-imitable Planningtorock. Continuously transforming – visually, lyrically, vocally and musically – her eclectic style gives away an abundance of influences, but still always seem to be one step ahead of trend or fashion. Elsewhere, having cultivated a signature and unique presence all his own, American artist Ojay Morgan AKA Zebra Katz will showcase his unique live show to the Yo! Sissy crowd, with music-art collective Chicks On Speed, German duo Gurr and Texan-bred producer Lotic also making appearances.
This year, a new and important element of the festival will be a Marketplace that will host over 20 queer businesses from Berlin and abroad selling food, drinks, clothing, crafts, and other wares. This will take place on Saturday afternoon in the Columbia Halle garden and will be free and open to the public. During this time we will incorporate DJs, performances, artist-run panel discussions, and hands-on workshops hosted in collaboration with Native Instruments. These workshops will provide our audience members with information on equipment, skills, and knowledge to increase their own music production or DJing techniques. We believe this is an important step to further breaking the divide between our audience and performers, which has been an important element of Yo! Sissy since its inception.
YO! SISSY WE SEE YOU!
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Peaches headlines in 2015
Mykki Blanco performs last year
Le1f performs last year
Karin Park addresses the crowd last year