This weekend marks the third annual edition of Her Damit Festival, the German electronic music event that usually takes place at the Colossus of Prora complex in Berlin. This year, however, the event has moved locations, and will be touching down at a top secret “Im Exile” (in exile) location 50km outside the German capital. With a lineup that features house and techno favorites from the likes of nd_baumecker, Marcel Fengler, Juan Atkins, TRP, and recent XLR8R podcast contributors Smallpeople, this mysterious festival is not to be missed. Tickets can be purchased via XLR8R by going here.
This Saturday also marks the return of the much talked about London festival, Junction 2. Produced in collaboration with LWE and Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, festival organizers have invited several tastemaking musical brands to curate the event’s five stages at Boston Manor Park, including The Hydra, Sonus Festival, Into The Woods, and more. Highlights of the bill include highly anticipated DJ sets from Praslea, Janeret, and XLR8R podcast contributor Jane Fitz at the Into The Woods stage; performances from Andrew Weatherall, DJ Koze, and Daphni at The Hydra stage; and of course the banging techno of Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg, Ben Klock, and Reset Robot at the Drumcode stage. Judging from the reviews of last year’s debut edition, which was applauded for its exceptional visual and light shows, superb programming, and unparalleled sound levels (which are rare for London), Junction 2’s return is not to be missed. Last minute tickets are available here.
This weekend also marks the kick off of All Day I Dream’s massive ‘Summer of Love’ world tour. The 22-date tour, which begins this Sunday in Los Angeles, will touch down in 10 countries across the globe, with residencies in LA, San Francisco, New York, and one-off dates at festivals like Tomorrowland and Sunwaves. In Los Angeles, the event will return to Chinatown’s historic Gin Ling Way, bringing label head Lee Burridge and mainstay Hoj in for extended DJ sets. All Day I Dream parties are widely known to be extra special in Los Angeles, and with the weather forecast looking top-notch, tickets will sell out very soon. Get them here.