»Pop-Kultur« is an international festival, held from August 21st to 23rd in 2019 at Kulturbrauerei in Berlin. The first edition happened at the Berghain in 2015, the second one in the district of Neukölln in 2016.

»Pop-Kultur« is based on three elemental foundations: 1. live (music, talks, readings, exhibitions and films) 2. »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs« 3. networking.

1. Live

a) Music

Pop-Kultur gives artists from Berlin and the entire world the opportunity to create new art and showcase it as a world premiere on stage. The focus lies on visionary extentions within the various fields of production work with a special weight on the performance approach. The festival allows an intense preparation and connects local and international partners in the spirit of collaboration. »Pop-Kultur« emphasizes internationality and diversity.

»Pop-Kultur« furthermore presents special music, DJ sets and labels which haven’t been showcased in Berlin in that form before.

b) Talks, readings, exhibitions, films

»Pop-Kultur« creates a discursive space for pop culture and especially pop music, allowing reflection, contextualization and celebration. We stand for interdisciplinary exchange which also includes academic discourse.

Artists are specifically encouraged to contribute to the festival not just in the form of a performance but also via a public talk or a workshop with young talents.

2. »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs«

The talent program of »Pop-Kultur« connects 250 young talents from all over the world with artists of the live program as well as with influential people from the fields of economics, politics and the music industry via over 40 workshops. This also happens in the spirit of collaboration and a non-hierarchical exchange of thoughts and opinions. The goal is to continue strengthening this element of the festival to support and train the creators of tomorrow.

3. Netzwerk

»Pop-Kultur« assembles important figures of the local, national and international music and creative industry in a casual and inspiring setting while also connecting them with each other in the yard of the Kulturbrauerei in 2018.

»Pop-Kultur« is brought to you by Musicboard Berlin GmbH.

Pop-Kultur 2019

15+ Commissioned Works by
21 Downbeat & Jens Friebe, ANDRRA, Ilgen-Nur, International Music & The Dorf, Janto Djassi Roessner, Jauche, KlitClique, Lisa Morgenstern & Bulgarian Voices Berlin, Magic Island, Masha Qrella, Moshtari Hilal (Exhibition), Nikko Weidemann, Nuray Demir (Installation), »Pop-Hayat« – Yeşim Duman, Rosaceae.

60+ Concerts and DJ sets by
Adelle Nqeto, »African Beats & Pieces«, Ah! Kosmos, Alex Kelman, alyona alyona, Anna Aaron, Anna Calvi, ÄTNA, AWA Khiwe, Blu Samu, BNNT, ByLwansta & Robot Koch, Camilla Sparksss, CocoRosie, Dacid Go8lin, Decibelles, Deerhoof, Die Goldenen Zitronen, Die Heiterkeit, Die Kerzen, Gillian Gilbert, Haszcara, Iotaphi, Jenny Wilson, Jessica Einaudi, Juicy, Jungstötter, Karies, Lali Puna, Léonie Pernet, Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch, Maarja Nuut & Ruum, Malonda, Mauvais Œil, Michelle Blades, Молчат Дома, Mona Mur, Mykki Blanco, Nerima Groove, Nic Sleazy, Núria Graham, Odd Beholder, Okzharp & Manthe Ribane, One Mother, Oum Shatt, Perel, Planningtorock, »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs«, Prada Meinhoff, Repetitor, Rosemary Loves A Blackberry, Shabazz Palaces, Shari Vari, Shuma, Someone Who Isn’t Me, Station 17, SYTË, Teresa Rotschopf, UMA, Voodoo Beach, Xen, and a few more.

20+ Talks and Movies by and with
ANDRRA, Bad & Boujee, Ben Salomo, Berlin Club Memes, Boris Paillard, Christian Fleck & Sebastian Stuber (Station 17), Dacid Go8lin, DJ Ipek, Ebow, Elske Rosenfeld, Emotional Labor Queen, Dirk von Lowtzow, »Everybody in the place« – Jeremy Deller, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah, Isabelle Edi, Jakob Nolte, Jens Balzer, Juno Meinecke, Kristof Hahn, Leif Randt, Leyla Yenirce, Lisa Morgenstern, Little Annie, Louise Brailey, Marco Porsia, Mariana Berezovska, Max Le Daron, Max Rieger & Max Gruber, Nick Soulsby, Pamela Owusu-Brenyah, Planningtorock, Stephen Morris, »Where Does a Body End?« – Marco Porsia.