Dear music lovers,
Down by the River Festival is top of our list this weekend. We will be there on Saturday with our wellies, rain capes and polka-doted brolly. You see we are well prepared - Even if it rains!
Down by the River is located where? - yes, of course this festival is located very very close to the Spree. In the past years the organisers had chosen bar 25 for the All-dayer. As bar 25 had to close - unfortunately investors have other plans with this piece of land - Down by the River has found a new home at the Kater. It's opposite bar 25 on the river bank in Kreuzberg.
Wow!There are a lot of bands playing for a one day festival! They have two stages on that site but it's a limited capacity for both so you'll have to be there 30 minutes before to see your favourite band!
The Line-Up is too long to tell you about all the bands. So we just recommend you these few bands:
Stranded Horse play minimalistic songs à la Nick Drake on the kora, a traditional harp from West Africa. Or the Spongies - this band seems to be a "Surprise"-band as the festival website doesn't give any information about this Berlin band. But they already played a support for Grass Widow in Berlin some weeks ago. And we had fun!
Anti-Folk musician and comic book artist Jeffrey Lewis already played Down by the River in 2009. With his mixture of complex lyrics in "Sprechgesang" combined sometimes with noisy -raw punk attitudes we think the organisers have chosen a great headliner for this years festival!
So now it's up to you. Pack your stuff and join this lovely festival! You will find us there even if it rains...! But now we'll send lots of prayers to the weather gods!