Berlin Atonal returns in 2023 across 11-days

Berlin Atonal returns to Kraftwerk Berlin in September 2023 for its first full edition in over four years. The festival expands in time to cover 11 days including two full weekends, allowing a wider and fuller selection of new commissioned works, world premiere performances, artistic interventions and aftershow programmes. The festival in its larger expanded format will also become a biennale, with the next expanded edition taking place in 2025 and every two years thereafter.

Berlin Atonal originally took place across various venues throughout the city between 1982 and 1990, fusing emergent experimental music with Europe’s progressive art scene and helping to torment the reputation of Berlin as ground-zero for advanced experimental culture. In 2013, the festival was relaunched under new directorship and based at its new singular home in the 8.000m2 farmer powerplant, and has since earned its reputation as the leading European festival for the presentation of high concept A/V shows, site-specific installations, and world premiere commissions and collaborations in music, performance and video. The audience interaction with these works reflects liminal disorientation, not least when delivered with the paradoxical approach of directness within such a colossal space.

Berlin Atonal 2023 is the first festival edition since 2019. In the meantime Berlin Atonal has organised the transformational Metabolic Rift exhibition as well as the celebrated X100 festival dedicated to the legacy of composer lannis Xenakis. Now the festival returns to its core mission of producing and presenting musical performances and artistic projects on a large scale and at the highest level of the cultural conversation. The expanded format also allows the organisers a chance to incorporate insights from their last successful projects and explore different modalities of engaging with artists, audiences and the ways in which they can be brought together.

The first tickets for the festival are now on sale in three categories types.The Full Festival Pass allows unrestricted access to the Kraftwerk complex for the duration of the 11 day event. Additionally two more ticket types allow access specifically to the weekend programmes

{Weekend Passes 1 and 2) which cover the periods between Thursday 07.09 to Saturday 09.09 andFriday 15.09 to Sunday 17.09 respectively, including afterparties.

Day tickets and further programme information will be released at the beginning of July. Head to for mor einformation

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