Berlin Music Week 2012
September 05 –09 2012

Berlin Music Week returns for 2012 with a new Business-Platform concept and Club Festival

Berlin is a renowned city of transition. For more than twenty years, she has grown, lolled and changed in her role as a music capital, simultaneously setting global trends. Celebrated worldwide as one of the most interesting spots for creativity, innovation, originality, uniqueness and authenticity – not least because of its pioneering mix of music industry, festivals and club events – Berlin sets a matchless international standard. Berlin Music Week brings together this hotbed of creativity for a five-day, city-powered constellation of music showcases, concerts, parties, conferences, panels, seminars and networking opportunities, providing music fans and professionals a compact panorama of what’s trending in the international music industry.

This year Berlin Music Week takes place from September 5–9, nesting in it’s new location, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. This happening neighborhood centers around the Spree’s Osthafen (Eastern-harbor), which is not only an urban architectural wonderland but also a hotbed for music production and music related start-ups and tech. As a happy consequence, in this “kiez” some of the cities best club, pubs, and bars are all within a stone’s throw of one another. Berlin Music Week is embedding itself into this city-central (and sleepless) neighborhood, where music is created and celebrated the whole year ‘round.

Berlin Music Week reveals a new Business-Platform concept and new Clubfestival for 2012, with an expansive program of events across the 5-days.

Word on Sound 
Word On Sound, is a new business and conference platform taking place from September 5–7, 2012. Word on Sound is a professional development and exchange forum for music protagonists and curious creatives. The platform consists of smaller, more targeted events and moves away from a traditional trade fair experience. Programming and partners of Word on Sound facilitate discourse on music and all that it inspires: live events, film, art, fashion, academics, community, political action and of course digital and analog commerce. Topics include: digi-digi con, World Nightlife Fund, Green Tech in Action, Denkfabrik, all2gethernow Werkstatt, Musikpädagogik Master Class, Kreativ Kapital and Most Wanted: Music.

Club and Showcase Festival
Sleepless nights are the heart and blood of the Berlin club and music scene. The Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district is the city’s urban melting pot, and for years artists, music, DJs and producers from all over the world have been drawn to it as a place to exercise their creativity and develop their sounds before finally presenting them at the neighbourhood clubs. It’s the ideal setting for Berlin Music Week, with both official venues and off-locations in bars, cafes, businesses and underground stations, creating the perfect set-up for a real festival atmosphere.

Berlin Music Week Club Nights will be held from September 5-8, 2012. At “real Berlin prices”, the new club festival concept offers music fans a party program of the newest, hottest worldwide talent: 1 neighborhood, 3 days, 15 locations. Berlin’s best promoters and party presenters are in it together, to ensure that not one ticket holder goes home without a serious music buzz. The venues are some of the most well-known and established spots the city has to offer: Lido, Magnet, Comet, Astra, Arena, Badeschiff, Glashaus, Festsaal Kreuzberg and Postbahnhof – but also newer clubs like Bi Nuu (formerly Kato). Acts will be announced very soon…

Festival of Festivals
Berlin Music Week will wrap the week up with a bang on September 7th and 8th, courtesy of the Berlin Festival at Tempelhof and its late night program, Club X-berg. Tasty treats like Bonaparte, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Tocotronic, Kraftklub, Sigug Rós, Little Dragon, Paul Kalkbrenner and other high-caliber acts are already confirmed. Information on tickets and other highlights can be found at



Berlin Music Week
Accreditation Standard Gold-Accreditation_Early Bird: 88,00 € (until 15.06)
Standard Gold Accreditation_Summer Sale: 148,00 € (until 16.06-15.08)
Standard Gold Accreditation_Walk up Price: 188, 00 € (until 16.08-05.09)
Gold-Accreditation_Companies of Berlin: 88,00 € (until 05.09)
Gold-Accreditation_Trainees and Students: 45,00 € (until 05.09)

*Gold-accreditation for Berlin Music Week 2012 includes access to programs within the professional-platform “Word on Sound”, Entrance to Club-and Showcase events, admission to the official Berlin Music Week opening party at the Radio EINS 15-year anniversary celebration and free public transportation throughout Berlin.

Register for accreditation:

Club Ticket
The Berlin Music Week Club Ticket gives access to Club Nights, ICAS Suite and New Music Award and also includes free public transport during the event days. Buy tickets here:


Arrival by plane:
Tegel Airport
Schönefeld Airport

Arrival by train:
Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Berlin Ostbahnhof


For more information about Berlin Music Week or to enquire about press accreditation please contact Clare Dover: clare@