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June 13, 2012

E-tropolis Festival: Date Postponed, But New Acts Announced

As festival authorities just confirmed, the third E-tropolis Festival at the Columbia compound in Berlin has been postponed. Already bought tickets remain valid for the new date!

Initially scheduled for September 2012, the alternate date has been set to 23.03.2013. The postponement of the entire festival became necessary, after the original date collided with the agendas of various high-profile artists. In order to provide you with the strong musical line-up, the festival is acclaimed for, featuring the best of EBM, industrial, electro- and synthpop, we decided to pull the plug and to reconfigure the control board again, in order to gather up a diversified billing for the system re-boot in March. Finally we don´t need to hold back any longer, what will offer a total blast of electronic dance music!

Before we get to the new announcements, all fans of NACHTMAHR, DIORAMA, GRENDEL and [X]-RX shall feel relieved. All four of these previously announced bands agreed to the postponement and will perform at the E-tropolis Festival in March 2013.

Accompanied by a large bite of “now more than ever!”-attitude we meanwhile managed to add 7 striking reasons for your festival-trip to the German capital of Berlin:


In addition to that we have even more artists in the pipeline, soon to be announced! So anticipate the electro-event of the year with us and salute spring 2013 in Berlin with a threefold thundering: “Darker:Harder:Louder!” – no holds barred!

Tickets: As usual, original tickets and our highly-requested 5+1 group tickets are exclusively available from our festival ticket shop www.etropolis-festival.de/tickets. Additionally standard festival tickets are available nationwide on all CTS/EVENTIM, ADTICKET and TICKETMASTER outlets! Tickets are priced 38,00 € plus charges and shipping. Tickets bought for the festival date in 2012 stay valid for the new date! (source: press release)

For further information visit the festival’s official page and their Facebook page.

October 13, 2011

E-tropolis Festival 2012 News, Acts, Tickets!

Filed under: E-tropolis — Tags: , , , , , , , — admin @ 9:28 am

If words like ‘Darker! Harder! Louder!’ are music to your ears, it means that either you know the slogan of one of the most revered festivals you can get into, or that you love the music it promotes. Either way, Sep-15 is the date you should circle in your 2012 calendars for the next run of E-tropolis Festival in Columbiagelaende, Berlin, where the best of EBM, synthpop and industrial music are ready to get you in a fine mood.

The first set of artists who are going to perform in next year’s E-tropolis are now Nachtmahr, Diorama, Grendel, and [X]-RX, quite an appetizing lineup, and definitely one that raises the standards of expectations for next summer’s scene. Organizers wish to thank everyone who took part in their annual poll for their constructive feedback and of course, for the numerous band suggestions.

Tickets are already in pre-sale and both original tickets and 5+1 group tickets, which are as always in high demand, are available in the E-tropolis festival shop: http://etropolis-festival.de/tickets, but also in regular CTS/Eventim and Ticketmaster outlets. You can keep yourself up to date with the latest on E-tropolis festival by visiting the official site: http://etropolis-festival.de, as well as their Facebook page: http://facebook.com/etropolisfestival.

August 18, 2011

E-tropolis 2011: Rotersand show cancelled / [:SITD:] playing instead!

Venue: Berlin, Columbiagelaende, Columbiadamm, 13-21, 10965 Berlin

Date: September-03, 2011 13:00hrs doors open, 15:00hrs start

Lineup: VNV Nation * Suicide Commando * Agonoize * Front Line Assembly * Welle:Erdball * Haujobb (Stage Reunion) * [:SITD:] * Ascii.Disko * Faderhead * Xotox * Spetsnaz * Santa Hates You * Fabrik C * Formalin

Aftershow party, autograph sessions, two outdoor chillout areas

E-tropolis Festival 2011Rotersand show cancelled / [:SITD:] playing instead!

On 3rd September 2011 the second E-tropolis Festival will take place at the Columbia compound in Berlin. Few days before the festival, we are sorry to inform you about a recent change in the lineup. Due to health issues, Rotersand had to step back from the festival lineup. Though the band would have loved to play the festival, they are very sad not being able to perform. Please read their following statement:

“We are sorry to announce that we needed to cancel our show at the E-tropolis-Festival in Berlin on Sep 3rd 2011. Rasc’s recovery process is going well, but playing a show would be too early for him. A big ‘thank you’ to everyone, who left ‘get well soon’-wishes in our guestbook / facebook-page….” (more…)

August 4, 2011

E-tropolis Festival (September 3, 2011 – Berlin) – latest news




E-tropolis Festival 2011


Berlin is trembling again!

It is always a pleasure for us at Viva Music to bring to our readers the latest news from our partners in Germany. This time you will find below the last details about the E-tropolis Festival in Berlin. The one-day festival will take place on September 3. Excellent lineup and exquisite venue! Here is the message from the organizer:

Dear festival fan,

What the Amphi Festival is among the open-air festivals that is the E-tropolis for the electro scene. On September 3rd 2011 the motto at the Columbia Compound in Berlin is once again “darker, harder, louder” with the best the EBM, industrial, electro and synth-pop scenes have to offer.

No question, the top-notch programme impresses with 15 top acts and a nightly after-show party. Alongside the Berlin based formations FORMALIN, SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS as well as the splatter-disco-maniacs AGONOIZE the current lineup offers international flair inter alia with the Swedish EBM-banger SPETSNAZ, the legendary FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY from Canada or the Belgian industrial steam hammer SUICIDE COMMANDO who recently rocked the Amphi Festival into ground.

The trademark of the E-tropolis Festival is to still pull the ace of spades even when the atmosphere already reached its peak. So rejoice with us on this year´s headliner, known best for being the undisputed kings of the electronic dance floor, VNV NATION.

But this is only the beginning. Get your ears blown through by XOTOX and FABRIK C, look forward to an insane show of SANTA HATES YOU (feat. Peter Spilles – Project Pitchfork), party with FADERHEAD and ROTERSAND, ride on the WELLE: ERDBALL, experience a unique concert of ASCII.DISKO and be there when the legendary HAUJOBB celebrate their stage-reunion, exclusive at the E-tropolis Festival 2011.

Get the full package of electro beats and make sure to secure your ticket for the E-hammer of the year on September 3rd 2011 in Berlin – darker, harder, louder than the rest, including two big outdoor chill-out areas, signing sessions, a shopping mile and much more.

Original E-tropolis Festival tickets can be booked in advance exclusively at the official ticket shop located at www.etropolis-festival.de/tickets. Further festival tickets are available online at www.protain-ticket.de & www.dark-ticket.de, at all nationwide Ticket Online and EVENTIM box offices and by phone on our 24h hotline +49 (0)1805- 568200 (14ct. / min. from the German fixed network). (more…)

December 9, 2010

E-tropolis Festival 2011 news – Front Line Assembly confirmed!

Filed under: E-tropolis — Tags: , , — admin @ 7:43 pm

II. E-tropolis Festival 2011 – Press release:

Dear E-tropolis Fans,

it is incredible how fast time passes! Just about one year ago the E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL emerged with its first official press release and 7 months later over 3500 attendants celebrated a spectacular electro festival at the Columbia compound in Berlin. On 3rd September 2011 the E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL returns to Berlin, and the line-up already promises to landmark an exciting highlight of the forthcoming festival season. Shortly before Christmas two additional bands joined in to reinforce the heavy machinery of the second E-TROPOLIS FESTIVAL:


October 27, 2010

E-tropolis 2011: new bands confirmed!

II. E-tropolis Festival 2011 – Press release:

Dear Electrofans,

On 3rd September 2011 it is time again for a blast of electronic sounds! With the E‑tropolis Festival at the Columbia Compound Berlin another strictly electronic line-up of contemporary blockbuster-acts and interesting surprises is about to unfurl. While artists like WELLE: ERDBALL, HAUJOBB, ASCII.DISKO, FADERHEAD and FABRIK C have already been confirmed, we dragged the entertainment-screw even further in and again recruited three exciting acts, including the headliner:

New bands confirmed at the E-tropolis Festival 2011:

After a breathtaking show at this year´s Amphi Festival in Cologne the choice for the next E-tropolis headliner was not too difficult. The undisputed kings of the alternative dancefloor, VNV NATION, are picking it up again! As headliner of the E-tropolis Festival 2011 Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson secured the privilege of the finale grande, turning the C-Hall into a boiling witches’ cauldron.

Also new to the line-up: Berlin´s local heroes SOLITARY EXPERIMENTS as well as „Pitchfork“-Peter Spilles and Jinxy with their feisty project SANTA HATES YOU.

NACHTMAHR however cancelled their previously confirmed participation. We are sorry for they are not going to play. Meanwhile efforts have been initiated to find you a worthy replacement soon.


Original E-tropolis Festival tickets can be booked in advance exclusively in the Ticketshop at www.etropolis-festival.de/tickets. Festival tickets are further available online at www.protain-ticket.de & www.dark-ticket.de, in all nationwide Ticket Online and EVENTIM box offices and by phone on our 24h hotline +49 (0)1805- 568200 (14ct. / min. from the German fixed network).

Best regards,

Your E-tropolis Festival team



DATUM / DATE: 03.09.2011
EINLASS/DOORS OPEN:13:00 Uhr / 13:00 o’clock
BEGINN / BEGIN: 15:00 Uhr / 15:00 o’clock









+ viele mehr / + many more!






www.protain-ticket.de & www.dark-ticket.de


01805- 568200 (14 ct./Min. aus dem dt. Festnetz)
+49 (0)1805- 568200 (0,14 €/min. from German fixed network)


-alle CTS/EVENTIM, und Ticket-Online Vvk.-Stellen

-all nationwide CTS/EVENTIM and Ticket-Online offices

September 23, 2010

E-tropolis Festival 2011 news

-English version below-

II. E-tropolis Festival 2011 – Pressemitteilung:


Liebe Electrofans,

mit dem E-tropolis Festival feierten in diesem Jahr über 3500 Besucher ein mitreißendes Electro-Event, dessen internationale Top-Besetzung für Begeisterung und ausgelassene Stimmung auf dem Berliner Columbiagelände sorgte.

Nach dem gelungenen Einstand 2010 wird es auch im kommenden Jahr wieder ein E-tropolis Festival in Berlin geben. Am 03. September 2011 erwartet Euch erneut ein hochklassiges Musikprogramm, das neben angesagten Blockbuster-Acts auch wieder einige Überraschungen bereit hält.


June 30, 2010

E-tropolis Festival 2010 – Darker, Harder and Louder than the Rest

Filed under: E-tropolis — admin @ 7:31 am

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.


June 16, 2010

E-Tropolis Festival 2010: the clock is ticking!

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Electroheads, the time has come! On 26.06.2010 we set the roof on fire with the premiere of the E-tropolis Festival at the Columbia compound in Berlin. Straight following the motto of „darker-harder-louder“, 13 international top-acts will crank it up for you on two indoor stages.

Expect spectacular shows by HOCICO, COVENANT, COMBICHRIST and FEINDFLUG, party with the legendary DAF, LEÆTHER STRIP and KMFDM, dance with the merciless industrial-jackhammer XOTOX and experience one of the rare concerts of MIND.IN.A.BOX. With PATENBRIGADE: WOLFF, MERGEL KRATZER, CYBORG ATTACK and SHE´S ALL THAT four additional bands are waiting for you, covering a wide range from electro-pop for plumbers to alternative floor fillers. The final running order can be found on the E-tropolis website under: http://www.etropolis-festival.de/bands.html.


April 30, 2010

E-Tropolis Festival 2010 – Press Release

Filed under: E-tropolis — admin @ 12:26 pm

Dear E-tropolis fans,

on 26th June 2010 the most stunning electro festival of the year is going to conquer the German Capital Berlin. The E-tropolis Festival comprises a wide range of different electronic styles in a unique, electrifying event, featuring classic EBM, harsh Industrial- & Cyberelectro, Synth-Pop- and alternative dance acts in one pulsating stream of synthetic music. Club orientated, danceable and entirely electronic!


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