Germany’s electronic music community is getting ready for a big festival this summer in the German capital, with a slew of top German producers and artists set to play sets at a festival hosted by electronic musicians and electronic jazz musicians.
The German electronic music festival, the Electronic Music Summit, has been scheduled for July 15-18, and it will be the first of its kind in Europe, with over 400 artists expected to take part.
The organisers are hoping to attract 100,000 people to the city, with around 80% of them expected to come from Berlin, the country’s second-largest city, according to organizers.
Klaus Schoenbaum, an electronic music producer and director of the Electronic Musikmesse Berlin, said that he and his team have been preparing for the event for a year.
“It is a dream for me that this festival will take place in Berlin.
In Berlin, there is no electronic music, only the big acts,” he told Al Jazeera.”
We want to take this opportunity to create something special and bring the scene in Berlin together.”
Schoenbaum said that the Electronic Summit will be organised by German-based company WME-IMG, who were responsible for organising the Electronic Jazz Summit in Paris last year.
Schoenbeum is excited by the prospects for the festival.
“The festival is a big step forward for electronic music in Germany,” he said.
“This year, we are going to play at a new venue, and that’s great for the scene.
It will be a good opportunity to make contacts and to have more festivals.”
Schönbeum said that many Berliners are interested in electronic music.
“Most people want to go to a festival and listen to music.
Many people are interested to go on tour, to see the artists, and to get to know the bands.
Berlin has a lot of potential, and there are people here who are passionate about electronic music,” he added.
Schönberg said that Berlin has always been a hub for electronic musical talent, and the Electronic Arts Summit is part of a broader push by Berlin to attract more people from the city.
“At the end of the day, this is a good thing for Berlin.
The city has been a haven for the electronic music world for a long time,” he noted.”
I think the festival will be one of the first places in the world to get the full impact of what Berlin is about,” Schoenbeamp said.
The Electronic Music Festival is one of several events being planned for the second half of this year in Berlin, with more than 50 artists, DJs, producers and musicians set to participate.
Berlin is home to a growing number of electronic musicians in Berlin and Berlin is the largest city in Europe by population.
The festival will run for three days, with the main stage playing at a venue that will host performances from more than 20 electronic musicians.
Schoenberg said he and other producers from Berlin have been organising shows and concerts in the city for the past year, but this is the first time that they will be able to have their music in the centre of Berlin.
“Berlin is a hub of electronic music and it is going to be very interesting to see this kind of festival,” he explained.
“This will be our first event in Berlin for a while, and we will have a lot to learn from this.”
Schneider, who has a reputation as a big name in the electronic jazz scene in Germany, said the festival could be a great opportunity for Berlin to showcase its electronic music talent.
“For us, this festival is going really well, because Berlin has been home for the last couple of years.
I think Berlin is ready to make it a global event.
Berlin was very ready to host an electronic jazz festival, and now we are able to do so,” he commented.
“It is an opportunity for us to showcase Berlin to the world and for Berliners to be exposed to electronic music.”
Schöndorf said that his team is in talks with the organisers to book venues for the Electronic Festival, which will include stages and a lounge.
“There is an agreement that we can make it possible to book two stages, and a small lounge in the middle of the city,” he revealed.
“We have been talking to other places and I think we will find the right venue.”
Schündorf, who works with a German label called The Electric Zoo, said he is confident that the festival can be a success.
“After this festival, we want to have another one in Berlin,” he confirmed.
“And there will be many more festivals.
Berlin will be an ideal city for a festival.
Berlin needs this kind.
Berliners want more music.
Berlin’s young people want more artists.
Berlin deserves more festivals,” he concluded.