If you fancy heading to one of the best cities in the world for a city festival instead of the guaranteed muck fests that most Irish festivals bring then Berlin Festival on September 7th and 8th might be what you’re looking for. You get the best of both worlds: a city heaving with great club spots like the infamous Berghain and a festival set in a disused airport during the day which gives way to a warehouse vibe until late in the night. No rainy tents, you can stay wherever you want hotel, hostel or apartment.
The lineup for 2012 includes:
Sigur Rós, Orbital, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Grimes, Friendly Fires, Little Dragon, Major Lazer, Miike Snow, Clock Opera, We Have Band, Nicolas Jaar, First Aid Kit, SBTRKT, Django Django, Metronomy, The Magician, Junior Boys, Modeselektor, Iamamiwhoami, Light Asylum, Crocodiles, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Junip, Paul Kalkbrenner, Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, Digitalism, Michael Kiwanuka, Daughter, Friends, Kate Nash, Of Monsters & Men & more.
I’ve had two great years in a row at Berlin Festival in 2010 and 2011 but now it’s your turn.
I’ve got a pair tickets to giveaway to the festival. You’ll still have to get yourself there and sort out accomodation but Berlin is relatively cheap and both Ryanair and Aerlingus fly there.
To enter the competition, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name before July 6th to be in the draw.