The people behind international music and art festival Drop Dead believe in bringing together the most creative and interesting bands, regardless of how obscure. Many of the best independent, weirder and art-related bands get little to no exposure, and Drop Dead aims to fill the void by bringing together worldwide talent under one roof. From new wave and post-punk to digital hardcore and psychedelic techno-hop, Drop Dead is the longest-running independent underground festival for aural and visual weirdness that spans genres and generations. The attendees of Drop Dead, most of whom travel hundreds of miles to see this extended family once a year, vary in age and style, but all have one thing in common: a love for the unusual, the artistic, and the esoteric.
Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Drop Dead Festival returns with one of the deadliest editions yet. Though the annual festival took root in New York City, the event has been a traveling international entity since 2007, moving from the Czech Republic to Portugal to Lithuania. Now, for the second year in a row, DDF takes place in Berlin, spanning five days with over 40 bands, performers, DJs and artists from around the world. Taking place in Neukölln’s massive CUBE club, the festival combines multiple floors, art installations, vendors and music showcases each day.
Stereo Total, Pictureplane, Sad Lovers & Giants, N.U. Unruh, Lene Lovich, In Trance 95
Video: In Trance 95 – Desire To Desire
Video: Pictureplane – Post Physical
Video: Stereo Total – Schoen Von Hinten