Kraftklub, Seeed & Co: Lollapalooza closes the festival summer

Kraftklub, Seeed & Co
Lollapalooza closes the festival summer

It has long since become a tradition that the Lollapalooza in Berlin marks the end of the festival season. So also this year. Bands like Kraftklub, Seeed and Die Fantastischen Vier will be heating up the capital’s Olympic grounds again at the beginning of autumn.

Whether Wacken, Hurricane or Rock am Ring – numerous festivals take place in the countryside. And that mostly in midsummer. But for some time now, competition has been brewing in the metropolises, albeit a little later in the year.


In 2019, the festival attracted 85,000 spectators every day.

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This is how the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg comes to an end this Saturday. Organized for the first time in 2006, it has now established itself as a fixture in the musical program calendar. This year, for example, it scored with official performances by Bonaparte, Tom Walker and the Ukrainian rapper Alyona Alyona.

The Chemnitz rock stars from Kraftklub, on the other hand, gave a spontaneous surprise concert on Spielbudenplatz. The fact that they also got Tokio Hotel singer Bill Kaulitz on stage for a song made the sensation perfect for many.

85,000 visitors per day

At the weekend, the Reeperbahn Festival will seamlessly hand over the Lollapalooza in Berlin. Kraftklub will also perform here on Saturday, but as part of the official line-up and second headliner behind AnnenMayKantereit. Because while the Reeperbahn Festival leaves plenty of room for newcomers and artists with room for improvement, the Lollapalooza caters more to the mainstream.

Since 2015, the German offshoot of the festival originally created by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell has been taking place in Berlin. In the first few years, the search for the right location for the really big music circus in the capital dominated the discussion. From Tempelhofer Feld we went to Treptower Park and then on to the Hoppegarten racecourse.

Finally, in 2018, the Lollapalooza took place for the first time on the Berlin Olympic grounds. The spacious area with stadium and park ultimately proved to be the most suitable venue for the spectacle. After the corona-related cancellations in the past two years, tens of thousands of spectators are now expected here again. Most recently, 85,000 people flocked to the festival every day.

The weather god means well

In addition to Kraftklub and AnnenMayKantereit, the performances of Machine Gun Kelly, Robin Schulz and Milky Chance are also among the highlights on Saturday. On Sunday the headlining trio consists of Tiësto, Die Fantastischen Vier and Seeed. Some of the artists who have already performed at the Reeperbahn Festival will also lead through the afternoon program at Lollapalooza, including Alice Merton, Drangsal and Esther Graf.

Festival tickets for 169 euros are still available, as are day tickets for 94 euros each. And the weather gods also seem to mean well with the Lollapalooza. With highs of around 18 degrees, it won’t be exactly hot in Berlin at the weekend. But the chance of rain is low. What more could you ask for at the end of the festival season shortly after the start of autumn?