SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Down By The River Festival, various venues, until July 26
What began six years ago as a small festival of friends sharing music along the Spree has since evolved into, well, something bigger. But as its popularity catches on, the Down By The River Festival remains true to its DIY ethics and its commitment to showcasing and supporting non-mainstream musicians.
This year’s incarnation will take place over the course of two days and at two different venues. The first, a warm-up show overlooking the roofs of Neukölln, takes place at Klunkerkranich starting at 1pm on July 25th. DJs Falko Teichmann, Soda Club, and Joe le Taxi will craft an atmosphere with three-hour sets, punctuated by a live performance at 7 p.m. with Rozi Plain, Jamie Harrison, and This Is The Kit.
The main event takes place on the following day, with all the action at://about blank. Doors are at noon, and from 2pm on, a dozen or so artists will play on three separate stages, indoor and out. Come 10pm, attendees can stick around for a DJ, or else head to nearby Zukunft for the afterparty, featuring—you guessed it—more music. Natalye Childress
Events, venues and admissions vary — check the above links for full programme details