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»Pop-Kultur« is an international festival, held from August 15 to 17 in 2018 for the forth year in a row, like its previous edition at Kulturbrauerei in Berlin. The first edition happened at the Berghain in 2015, the second one in the district of Neukölln in 2016.

»Pop-Kultur« is based on three elemental foundations: 1. Live (Music, Talks, Readings, Exhibitions and films) 2. »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs« 3. Networking.

1. Live
a) Music

Pop-Kultur gives artists from Berlin and the entire world the opportunity to create new art and showcase it as a world premiere on stage. The focus lies on visionary extentions within the various fields of production work with a special weight on the performance approach. The festival allows an intense preparation and connects local and international partners in the spirit of collaboration. »Pop-Kultur« emphasizes internationality and sexual diversity.

»Pop-Kultur« furthermore presents special music, DJ sets and labels which haven’t been showcased in Berlin in that form before.

b) Talks, readings, exhibitions, films

»Pop-Kultur« creates a discursive space for pop culture and especially pop music, allowing reflection, contextualization and celebration. We stand for interdisciplinary exchange which also includes academic discourse.

Artists are specifically encouraged to contribute to the festival not just in the form of a performance but also via a public talk or a workshop with young talents.

2. »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs«
The talent program of »Pop-Kultur« connects 250 young talents from all over the world with artists of the live program as well as with influential people from the fields of economics, politics and the music industry via over 40 workshops. This also happens in the spirit of collaboration and a non-hierarchical exchange of thoughts and opinions. The goal is to continue strengthening this element of the festival to support and train the creators of tomorrow.

3. Netzwerk
»Pop-Kultur« assembles important figures of the local, national and international music and creative industry in a casual and inspiring setting while also connecting them with each other in the yard of the Kulturbrauerei in 2018.

»Pop-Kultur« is brought to you by Musicboard Berlin GmbH.

Programme. 2018
15+ In-house Productions / »Pop-Kultur Commissioned Works« in Collaboration with: Henrik Schwarz & Alma Quartet / Hope / Kat Frankie / Pan Daijing / 21 Downbeat / Sophia Kennedy / and others

80+ Concerts, DJ Sets, Talks, and Films by: Agar Agar / Anna von Hausswolff / Ava Bonam / Boy Harsher / Chastity Belt / Chelsea Wolfe / Drangsal / Ebow / Flohio / Ghostpoet / Haiyti / International Music / Islamiq Grrrls & oOoOO / John Maus / Kedr Livanskiy / Lisa Morgenstern / Myrkur / Nadine Shah / Noga Erez / Vivien Goldman / and others – more programme elements to follow