The Master Musicians of Jajouka... just one puzzle piece in the diversified By The Lake line-up

The Master Musicians of Jajouka… just one puzzle piece in the diversified By The Lake line-up

Are you tired of all the standarized summer festivals with their replaceable line-up, predicatble bands and forced entertainment program? Well, we from NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION clearly are far too often and that’s only one reason why we teamed up with the second edition of the By the Lake Festival in 2016 which will happen on August 6 and 7 at Berlin’s district Weißensee. Time to get your ticket.

The other reason is its ambitious concept and the event’s love for diversified and surprised artists. The loved-based curation of the By the Lake Festival is no surprise since the people who run the web radio ‘The Lake’ are taking care of the bands. And yes, that’s the members of beloved Danish art pop darlings EFTERKLANG.

By the Lake Festival: Be prepared to be surprised

Another convincing argument comes in form of the event’s venues. The open air theatre in Weißensee got this sweet and classic charm while the local lido aka the ‘Strandbad Weißensee’ is a wonderful second venue to enjoy a smooth summer weekend. Whether it’s dancing into the sunset or listening and relaxing on a sunlounger, By the Lake Festival offers itself to become the best of beach parties. Bringing your bathing attire is highly recommended!

The first wave of this year’s line-up is packed with a lot of sweet surprises and interesting artists once again. How about some Moroccan sufi trance music with THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA? Why not joining a cosmic machine-led psychedelia in an analogue sci-fi pop heaven with CAVERN OF ANTI-MATTER? Or hot and buzzing XL Recordings signing LISS? Or the long awaited return of the fantastic COLD SPECKS? Seriously, even legendary lounge pop heroes LAID BACK will show up to light up your summer weekend. Yes, that’s the guys who brought you Sunshine Reggae and Bakerman back in the 1980s.

Experience the musical diversity right here and grab your tickets as well for one of this summer’s most interesting musical events. And did we already mention that it’s non-profit? Come on, what else do you need for a proper support.

NBHAP Presents: By the Lake Festival 2016

By The Lake 2016 - PosterAugust 6 & 7, 2016

August 6: Freilichtbühne Weißensee, Große Seestraße 9, 13086 Berlin

August 7: Strandbad Weißensee, Berliner Allee 155, 13088 Berlin



– The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar
– Liss
– Selvhenter
Mdou Moctar


– Cavern of Anti-Matter
– Laid Back
– King Khan And The Shrines
– Cold Specks

Get your tickets right here.

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