Wednesday marks the start of this year’s Berlin Atonal Festival and we can hardly contain our excitement. Maintaining their tradition of completely outdoing themselves, the festival’s curators have constructed another impressive lineup of veterans and must-know newcomers to consume your life for the subsequent five days. In lieu of a written guide for this year’s festival, we thought it might be more fun to put together a mix of some of our favorite participating* artists for this year. Running the scope of styles, this mix features bangers from Actress, Group A, Kangding Ray, and Sunn O))), to name a few. This is only to give you an idea of what to expect, since many of the performances are the debuts of specific projects and collaborations. We can’t stress enough that this is merely a snapshot of the talent you can experience this week, so we encourage you to check out the full lineup and timetable here. If you haven’t already grabbed a ticket, we suggest you get on this now. At the time of this post, there are only day passes available for Wednesday and Sunday.


*Note that only Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))) will be performing.

(photos by Camille Blake for Atonal)