Berlin, that was insane! The first E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL was a full success. 3500 visitors from Germany and the European countries gathered last Saturday at the Columbia compound in Berlin, to celebrate this unprecedented electronic event with 13 international acts.
While the rays of sunshine lured many visitors into the generously capacitated chill-out zones of the outdoor areas, or invited them to a shopping-tour along the merchandising-booths, the mood started boiling inside the concerts halls even at the early hours of the day. By that, the C-Hall and the C-Club turned out as ideal settings for the high profile program.
The cornerstone for the party in high spirits was dropped at 15:00 o’clock by East-Berlin construction workers „PATENBRIGADE: WOLFF“, with an entertaining performance, packed with genuine ideas and danceable beats. Then KMFDM and LEÆTHER STRIP raised the stakes significantly at the C-Hall, while, at the same time, SHE´S ALL THAT inaugurated the C-Club. Afterwards the legendary DAF started their musical fireworks and danced the „Mussolini“ with you, like it were for the last time, before FEINDFLUG and COMBICHRIST blasted the festival-motto “darker harder louder” to an entirely new level. The energy was spiking through the roof, when the party caught everyone, up to the highest ranks of the tribune with irresistible intensity! Following up, the Swedes from COVENANT entered the ring to present a lot of new material from their upcoming album „Modern Ruin”, until the Mexican electro-bulldozers HOCICO closed the live-action with an extremely powerful and inspired performance.
At the end of the successful day the action moved towards the aftershow party at the C-Club, where CYBORG ATTACK, MERGEL KRATZER, MIND IN A BOX and XOTOX had created a familiar alternative to the blockbuster line-up of the C-Hall.
We like to thank all artists, hands, merchants, media partners and sponsors, who supported us this weekend with their invaluable commitment. The biggest thanks are yet to come and go out to all of you – the audience. You gave the E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL its unique Spirit. This wonderful event would never have happened without your tremendous support!
As always we pay a lot of attention to your opinion. So we encourage you to take part in the online E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL VISITOR POLL under http://www.etropolis-festival.de/umfrage/umfrageenglish.php. Let us know about your ideas and constructive criticism, helping to shape and to further improve the festival for the future. Also there is one thing we can promise already: the rise of the machines has only just begun.
Among all participants we raffle 5×2 tickets for the E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL 2011, taking place on 03rd September 2011 at the Columbia compound in Berlin. Ticket pre-order starts on 1st July 2010. As usual original tickets are only available through the Amphi shop: http://www.amphi-festival.de/tickets.html. Also you can pre-order festival tickets online at www.dark-ticket.de, by phone on +49 (0)1805- 568200 (14 ct./min. from the German fixed network), as well as on all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM, Ticketmaster and Ticket-Online box offices.