Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dockville '09

Had the pleasure to attend an open-air festival for music and art this summer, together with my best friend Pia. It took place in a district of the german city Hamburg which can best be compared to NYC's Williamsburg. Ironically, the german version is called Wilhelmsburg - kinda similar name as well, eh?

Anyhow, the performances ranged from alternative/indie rock to electro to experiental indietronic and beyond... highlights included swedish Miss Li, the german trash-electro group Mediengruppe Telekommander, Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, Beat!Beat!Beat!, Marcus Carp and international acts such as Metronomy, Bonaparte, The Whitest Boy Alive, William Fitzsimmons (for those sun-filled afternoons) and MGMT!

Apart from the musical performances, one could enjoy the various contemporary art installations to be found all over the festival area (some of which you had to 'discover' first), revive your inner child while playing on the musical playground, screenprint your clothes, create DIY beats or just kick it with a bunch of lunatics and crazy people ;)