The ever-eclectic By The Lake festival is back again for another brilliant year. Held at (we’d say) the most beautiful lake in Berlin-Weißensee, the festival is the ultimate showcase of modern undiscovered music, art and culture. Set up to support the cultural and musical development in Berlin (aka the hot bed of European culture), the festival’s purpose is to celebrate the joy of music and the communities that it builds during it’s two day celebrations, August 6th-7th.
Over two days, By The Lake festival will be home to 8 bands that are shaking up the music scene. On Saturday, one of our favourite underground bands Liss (check out their playlist here) will be playing, along with Selvhenter, Mdou Moctar and The Master of Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, while on Sunday Laid Back, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Cold Specks and King Khan and The Shrines will be gracing the stage. The Lake, who have curated the music programme, will be presenting the festival’s mobile radio station: The Lake Live Radio. In addition to broadcasting some of the gigs live on air, they will be hosting several special guests, including Efterklang, Native Instrument, Mikkel P, Dustin O’Halloran, DENA, Erik Levander and Norman from Nothing But Hop and Passion, who will talk, DJ and perform live on air.
Run by By The Lake e.V, a non-profit association made up of members from Germany and Denmark that supports the cultural and musical development in Berlin, the festival focuses on promoting amazing unconventional and undiscovered music and art to help support the cultural and musical development of Berlin. With artistically-designed stages, the some of the best of Berlin’s undiscovered music, a delicious catering and drinks program and an amazing communal atmosphere, By The Lake is Berlin’s place to be this weekend.