Local and international musicians, balmy evenings and the Olympia lake as your backdrop. What more can you want? The Theatron is the world’s longest music festival, running for thirty-two days. What’s more, it’s free! With so many days of music, there’s something to suit all tastes and below I’ve listed a mere taster of what you can expect.
02 August – Flowerstreet Showcase
Flowerstreet Records is number one when it comes to finding and promoting indie gems in the city. Lucky Fish are young, energetic and clear proponents of the Brit-pop era. With Sarah Sophie and Stray Colors you can expect something more melodic, more acoustic. If raw and honest music is your thing, show up!
03 August – Raggabund
Wikipedia describes them as a Munich dancehall reggae band. They’re seriously good fun.
06 August – Egotronic
The band are famously left-wing, influenced by old punk songs and critical of patriotism. They’re a member of the initiative, I Can’t Relax in Deutschland, criticising nationalism and how it appears to be seeping into pop culture. Politics and electropop come together.
19 August – Young Chinese Dogs
Theatron regulars, they play nice music for lazy summer evenings. Folk acoustic and a splash of pop, rolled into one.
20 August – Max Rafferty
A coup for the Theatron organizers, they’ve managed to get ex-Kooks bassist Max Rafferty on board. Head to the Olympiasee early for a good seat.
21 August – The Arkanes
Continuing the British theme, Liverpool’s The Arkanes are performing at the penultimate Theatron night. Formerly known as Silverchild, the band have been playing their brand of alt-rock since 2006.