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Pop-Kultur 2019: Industrial scenery, questions of identity, and 1×2 tickets, too

In less than two weeks time, Berlin will play host to the ever expanding, the ever maturing Pop-Kultur festival, celebrating music, film, art and all sorts of performances 21 – 23. August. It all goes down at the mighty brick castle of Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg. On the musical ballot for this fifth edition are heavy hitters like Mykki BlancoCocoRosieJenny WilsonAnna Calvi and Planningtorock as well as rising stars such as ÄTNA or Oum Shatt.

This year’s line-up also includes a healthy dose of commissioned works. Hamburg’s own Ilgen-Nur will be looking to answer questions of fame, feminism and post-internet identity in Live Through This on Friday. Identity then will also be the topic of Janto Djassi Roessner’s piece Picture Me Different. In an hour-long live-set that includes music, multilingual interviews, audiovisual media and painting, he will be deconstructing traditional ideas of affiliation and preconceived notions of belonging.

Followers of this fair Poule d’Or endeavor are once again in luck as we have secured a pair of tickets for Thursday’s action at the festival, waiting for one lucky winner. All you need to do, is scribble a GDPR-compliant email to music at pouledor.com and keep your fingers crossed on Aug. 16th, 6pm CET sharp, when the lucky winner will be picked at random – and be notified immediately. Good luck.

In the meantime, lose yourself in ÄTNA’s trademark piece Walls attached down low. They will be taking the stages on Thursday at 22h00.