What is this project all about?
It’s about music festival „Sonne über Berlin“ which
premiered last year. This year – with more preparation time –
and committed support it continues. Getting such a project going
takes more than good ideas and helping hands. We want to pay the
performing artists a fair fee, provide materials for workshops, pay
for expenses of installations by artists and we want to use money
to make the festival area a summer sun feel good place.
Entrance should stay low, though (12 € pre-sale/ 15 € box office). We want to offer everyone a day to hang out and relax and meet people – no matter if you are hipster or punk, refugee, globetrotter or “eingefleischtes Berliner Pflänzchen” (Translation: local Berlin peeps). A festival for all of you!
When it comes to music, we are likewise open-minded. We offer, for example, a newcomer of the electronic music scene, a band performing balkan/ gipsy music or a jazz ensemble. During the day there will be workshops about data security, drumming and serigraphy amongst others. Artists present their works/installations and the collective drama group “c-atre” performs a musical on our theatre stage. In the evening there will not only be live music, but DJs dragging you on the dancefloor. Another highlight is a pyro show at the bonfire in our lovey garden.
Our culinary focus is on sustainable vegetarian/vegan food.
All of this takes place at the grounds of “Zukunft am Ostkreuz”. The place offers a bar, an open air cinema, three stages and a magical garden with a lot to discover and space to flower.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
Everyone – who wants to enjoy a nice, relaxing, though still
thrilling festival day in Berlin.
Everyone – who wants to support a good thing that does not stand for pure commercial interests.
Everyone – who wants to meet people, listen to music, experience new things, network, dance and relax.
Why would you support this project?
You should support us, because the sun shines for everyone. And why should not everyone get the chance to enjoy it equally? We want to make it possible for people not only to have a roof over their heads and enough food, but to take part in society, for example, by providing a sunny day with music, fun and company in the heart of Berlin. Therefore we offer a diverse program for little money. A certain amount of tickets we also want to make available for refugees or financially disadvantaged people.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
Every Euro and Cent will be spent on making the “Sonne über Berlin” festival happen! So far, we are a no-budget-project. However, we want to pay our artists, at least a compensation for travelling expenses and material for art installations. Furthermore, we require money for turning the festival and its grounds into this promised summer sun fun place; for workshops and festival booths. If there is any money left, it goes straight in to the found of our “Sonne über Berlin” association to enable more events and offers like this.
Who are the people behind the project?
We are a small, but nice network of 10 people and some additional supporters that founded an association. We want to offer art and cultural that brings people together; despite social and cultural boundaries. What about you?!