SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Feel Festival, Kiekebusch See, until 15 July
There are perhaps few things that epitomise Berlin summers more than relaxing lakeside and open airs. Luckily, the two have been combined in a weekend-long music extravaganza for the first annual Feel Festival.
Located in the southeastern corner of the city, on the border between Berlin and Brandenburg, Kiekebusch See makes for a picturesque and secluded location. The shores of this usually-quiet lake will play host to 120 artists on four stages, beginning at noon on Friday and lasting until Monday morning.
The days will feature live acts, including I Heart Sharks, Vierkanttretlager, The/Das, Grey Television, and more than a dozen other. At night, DJs will take over and play music that lasts until dawn. Those who need a break from all the noise can retreat to see film and theater programmes, or simply head to the campsite for some rest.
Feel Festival is has a commitment to environmentalism and encourages its attendees to ride bikes or use the festival shuttle. Each ticket also includes a €5 fee that covers the clean-up operation afterwards. Natalye Childress
Feel Festival, Kiekebusch See, 12529 Berlin; 01 79 94 49 979; S: Zeuthen; admission: from €29.50 (in advance).