A Brand New Techno Festival Will Take Place in Military Barracks
There are few things in this world that go better than peanut butter and jelly. Milk and cookies, bacon and eggs, Carnage and crappy music… But what goes better than ? Nothing. The pair is timeless.
Berliners’ undying affection for techno comes on par with a fondness for tangible memories the German Democratic Republican (GDR) past, which is why the creators merged the two into an event that will undoubtedly become the rave highlight your summer.
This brand new techno event will run on August 17th, 18th and 19th this year. While there were rumours that it was going to take place at a long-abandoned nuclear bunker north Berlin, the organizers confirmed this to be untrue.
The festival will actually take place in the abandoned barracks area that was used to camouflage and protect the bunker. It was used as the main headquarters the National Defense Council (NVR) the GDR. In the event an (atomic) attack, the NVR, chaired by Erich Honecker, would have assumed the political, economic and military leadership the state from here.
There is definitely some pretty cool history behind it, as the bunker was built between 1978 and 1983.
While not in the bunker itself, the line-up is far from disappointing. Although there are only 12 out 32 acts announced so far, the festival features performances from , , , , , , , and many more.
Because nothing says “techno” like an East German military site. You can learn more about the festival and purchase tickets .