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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…)

March 9, 2011

7th electro music show on Bucuresti radio (98.3 fm) on Sunday, Mar 6, 2011

Vivi and Adara were guests of the extremely pop­u­lar A la chart de week-end, with Bog­dan Crutescu show on Radio Bucuresti (98.3 FM) last Sunday. We are grate­ful to Bog­dan Crutescu for his invi­ta­tion, and we appre­ci­ate his support.

Man, we had a blast! Adara wore her neon light cyberlox in the studio! We turned off the light, so we had Adara’s hair as sole source of light. We danced, we laughed, we sang along, we spoke about the great industrial scene and we promised to carry on with this show even when the odds are against us ;)!

We played 11 great electro/industrial tracks between 7:30 and 8:00 pm and 8:30 and 9:00 pm (GMT+2). We talked to our friends from all over the world on facebook, while they were watching us on http://www.bucurestifm.ro/. The livestream works very well! This is vv’s Facebook page that she’s on  during the show.

All Royalties on playing the tracks go to the record companies of each band.


Mergel Kratzer at E-tropolis Festival, Berlin, 2010 – Photogallery

This was the amazing playlist, weep if you missed this!

7th show playlist, March 06, 2011:

Grendel  – Hate this
Absolute Body Control  – I wasn’t there
Feedback Machinery Feat. Mortiis – Tainted
D.A.F. – Der Mussolini
Mergel Kratzer – Prisoner
Absurd Minds  – Countdown
Alien Vampires (feat. Suicide Commando)  – Far from humans
Silica Gel – Ayudame
Oomph!Feiert das Kreuz
Echo and the BunnymenBurn for me

See you in 2 weeks, on March 20, at 19:30 (GMT+2)! Don’t miss any of our shows or you’ll miss a great thing in the making! Love from Bucharest >:D<

December 31, 2010

2011 Festivals to Look Forward to

Planet Myer Day 9

When: January 7
Where: Leipzig, Germany
Who: Destroid, Brazda lui Novac, Klangstabil, Empusae, Subheim
Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/planetmyerstudios


When: January 29
Where: Bucharest, Romania
Who: Project Pitchfork, Rabia Sorda, Tenek
Official Website: http://www.vivamusic.ro

Whitby Gothic Weekend

When: March 25 & March 26
Where: Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK
Who: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Fuzzbox, Dr. Arthur Krause, Dutch Order, The Beauty of Gemina and others to be announced
Official website: http://wgw.topmum.co.uk/

Wave Gotik Treffen

When: June 10 thru June 13
Where: Leipzig, Germany
Who: Analog Angel, Die Braut, Eyes Shut Tight, Nosferatu, Tying Tiffany, Vlad in Tears, and others to be announced
Official Website: www.wave-gotik-treffen.de

Zita Rock Festival

When: June 18 & June 19
Where: Zitadele, Berlin, Germany
Who: Zin, Teufel, Qntal, End of Green, Mono Inc., Project Pitchfork and others to be confirmed
Official Website: http://www.zita-rock.de/

Blackfield Festival

When: June 25 & June 26
Where: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Who: Apoptygma Berzerk, Dreadful Shadows, Sono and others to be announced
Official Website: www.blackfield-festival.de

Lumous Gothic Festival

When: July 8 thru July 11
Where: Tampere, Finland
Who: Leaether Strip, Nosferatu, Waves Under Water, and others to be announced
Official Website: http://www.lumous.net

Amphi Festival

When: July 16 & July 17
Where: Tanzbrunnen, Cologne, Germany
Who: Die Krupps, Das Ich, Diorama, Grendel, Staubkind, Klangstabil, Persephone, Suicide Commando, In Strict Confidence, and others to be confirmed. Classic & Depeche (piano concert with pianist Lars Arnold) also in the schedule.
Official Website: http://www.amphi-festival.de/

DV8Fest 2011

When: July 21 thru July 24
Where: York, UK
Who: Nosferatu and more than 50 other acts to be announced
Official Website: http://www.dv8fest.com/

Castle Party

When: July 21 thru July 24
Where: Bolkow Castle, Poland
Who: Atari Teenage Riot (de), PROJECT PITCHFORK (de), DIARY OF DREAMS (de), Closterkeller (pl), UMBRA ET IMAGO (de), SUICIDE COMMANDO (be) and many more
Official Website: http://castleparty.com/

Summer Darkness

When: July 29 thru July 31

Where: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Who: Lineup will be announced during the Summer Darkness Winter Edition, on Feb-04 (Combichrist & Mortiis concert)
Official website: http://www.summerdarkness.nl/festival/

M’era Luna Festival

When: August 13 & August 14
Where: Hildesheim, Germany
Who: Within Temptation, ASP, End of Green, Mono Inc., The Beauty of Gemina and others to be confirmed
Official Website: http://www.fkpscorpio.com/meraluna/

E-tropolis Festival

When: September 3
Where: Berlin, Germany
Who: Rotersand, VNV Nation, Haujobb, Faderhead, Solitary Experiments, Santa Hates You, and others to be confirmed
Official Website: http://www.etropolis-festival.de

December 9, 2010

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

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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
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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.


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