After a successful debut in July 2019, the team behind the FREE outdoor music event will once again bring their punk spirit to the end of the M2 tram line (Endstation) in Berlin’s Heinersdorf district thanks to support from Zukunftswerkstatt Heinersdorf and funding from Musicboard Berlin GmbH.
- Saturday, September 26, 2020, 6PM-10PM
- Capacity is limited to 150 attendees to ensure social distancing is possible and additional hygiene stations made available across the event space.
- Entrance is free and on a first come, first served basis. No tickets are available prior to the event. Food and drink and toilet facilities will also be available on site.
- Heinersdorfer Punk Festival is committed to equality. The festival is supportive of the LGBTQ+ community and step-free access is available.
Berlin duo DAS DAS released their debut self-titled album in January with a limited release of only 50 copies. A mixture of straight electronic drum beats and simple repetitive bass lines combined with the hypnotic sounds of shimmering organ and guitar chords topped by the screaming voices of Cosey and Joe makes the minimal synth punk duo the perfect addition to this year’s Heinersdorfer Punk Festival.
Returning for a second year, the synth punk, high-energy three-piece bring a relentless onslaught of sinister yet danceable grooves. Originally playing together in a German-language cover band of The Fall called Der Sturz, the trio formed Mexican Radio to write their own original music in a post-punk style. They also host a monthly radio show on KCRW Berlin 104,1 FM called The Mexican Radio Radio Show.
Five piece Lassie hail from Leipzig and describe themselves as “mostly house trained”. Their chaotic sound stems from each member’s early love of music. When asked how they would describe their sound the band replied “flamboyant” or “french for stupid”.
Zukunftswerkstatt Heinersdorf e.V. Bürgerverein
13089 Berlin, Germany
Heinersdorfer Punk Festival is committed to your safety – it’s our top priority in making sure you have a great time. We’ve taken additional measures to ensure your health and safety are respected throughout the day. We understand you might have a few concerns or queries. We’ve done our best to outline them below but don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team if you have any questions we’ve not covered here. We will be following the latest public health guidelines and so please be aware of any last minute changes. Keep up to date through our social media and website.
- How are you ensuring adequate social distancing?
The space we are using (Zukunftswerkstatt Heinersdorf e.V. Bürgerverein) has a capacity of 500. We have decided to strictly limit this to 150 at any time to ensure you can keep a safe distance from your fellow punks. The festival site will be fenced off to ensure the capacity limit is not breached.
What if others won’t keep their distance?
There will be members of staff spread around the festival space to ensure there is adequate space between groups.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Yes, we request that all guests please wear a mask while moving around the festival side.
Can I leave and come back?
Unfortunately re-entry is not permitted. You will need to join a queue to be allowed into the site after you leave.
Can I reserve my space?
There will be no tickets available in advance, so get down early to make sure you grab your spot.
Can children attend?
The show is all ages! We just ask that anyone under the age of 16 is accompanied by a responsible adult. Kids will count towards our capacity limit.
Are there toilet or hygiene facilities?
Toilet facilities will be available on site and hand sanitiser stations will be spread across the festival space as well. Please make use of them and feel free to bring your own!
Do I need to wear a mask?
As of right now, masks are not required at the festival, however please be aware that as we are following the most up to date public health guidelines, they may be needed later. It’s advisable to bring one with you, just in case!
What if there’s a positive case from an attendee?
We will be enacting track and trace throughout the festival. Your contact details will be taken upon entry and held securely for a period of four weeks. After which they will be destroyed. The information you provide will only be used for track and trace purposes and not for any marketing or promotions. We want to emphasise the importance of providing accurate information to help us ensure the safety of everyone at the festival.
Heinersdorfer Punk Fest is brought to you with the kind support of :
The Zukunfstwerkstatt Heinersdorf is a registered association that is recognized as a non-profit organization and currently has more than 90 members. Since it was founded, the Zukunfstwerkstatt Heinersdorf and individual members have received several awards for their commitment. In 2012, the association leased the turning loop of the M2 tram in Romain-Rolland-Straße and built a winter-proof stage there in 2015, which is available for the village festival and cultural events. The event area has a capacity of 400-500 people and is not only optimally connected by the M2 terminus, but is also very idyllic in the countryside and is barrier-free.
Musicboard is the only institution of its kind nationwide, funding pop music in new, creative ways and maintaining a dynamic discourse on pop music in Berlin. It stands for a respectful approach to diversity and content-based music funding, emphasising the positions of musicians. It’s based on the collaboration and innovation of music-makers, their communities and collectives.
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