Gurr. All photos: Colette Pomerleau.

We spent this last Saturday afternoon wandering this year’s Pure and Crafted, hosted at the old power plant in Rummelsburg. The festival promised bikes, a “New Heritage” market, and a lineup of incredible live music. Our favorite band to see was Berlin’s own Gurr. In a festival full of people who seemed to be taking themselves very seriously, the duo reminded their audience that it’s better not to.

While we had previously underestimated the hodgepodge of other features, these are what kept us around: getting close to rare bikes, petting fluffy puppies, the smell of worn leather, and the eye-opening industrial space that housed the vendors. Cruise through our photo recap to see what else we got into.


Colette is a freelance writer based in Berlin. She likes Turkish psych rock, wandering, data sculptures, and white sauce.  For more Colette, visit here