BERLIN’S YO! SISSY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINE-UP AND SET TIMES
PLANNINGTOROCK, VITALIC & CHICKS ON SPEED AMONGST STELLAR LINE-UP BRACING THE GERMAN CAPITAL NEXT WEEK IN THE NAME OF QUEER CELEBRATION
’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
PLANNINGTOROCK / CHICKS ON SPEED / VITALIC
LOTIC / GURR / KARIM & KARAM / MISTER WALLACE
ALINKA & SHAUN J WRIGHT / MARY OCHER / JAY BOOGIE / ENA LIND
MIKEY / TAMI TAMAKI / VIVA RUIZ / 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 / MAXI MORE
THE HOUSE OF PRESENTS / REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEUKÖLLN
LUZ DIAZ / THE COCOA BUTTER CLUB / BOURGEOISIE
FIZZY FINGERS / ERIN AMAZIA / WICKED HAG
Next week’s 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 Festaal in Kreuzberg and feature three separate areas for simultaneous performance. 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 music-art collective Chicks On Speed, Karin Dreijer’s Karim & Karam, German duo Gurr and Texan-bred producer Lotic will also be 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 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.
Full line-up, stage information and set times attached below.
YO! SISSY WE SEE YOU!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/385823088468457/
Peaches headlines in 2015
Mykki Blanco performs last year
Le1f addresses the crowd
Planningtorock is set to perform this year
…alongside enigmatic French producer Vitalic