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Preparing #AAAHHWOOO

Some of us arrived in Bralitz yesterday and there is a lot of work to do! We will build an outside stage in the coming days, the wifi access is established all over the compound already and we have to cut some grass and prepare the campsite for everyone!

AAAHHWOOO! Festival Trailer

As you all know, the AAAHHWOOO! Festival will take place in the wonderful remote area of eastern Brandenburg, near a village called Bralitz, which itself is placed in between dark forests, open fields, cool lakes, and wild rivers. Near by, there is an old and huge sand pit and the only sign of civilisation is the old train station in the middle of this wonderful “nowhere”.

It is so far out in the wild, that nature is taking back what – not too long ago – has been in human hands. Believe it or not, even the wolves are on their way back into this area (so we were told at least). Last year we heard a story about a three-legged wolf and we liked it so much, that this creature will be an omnipresent character during this years festival. He (or she?) is a bit scary at first but it won’t take long and you will realize, it’s a wonderful creature! So get ready to howl with us.

By the way: The song you can hear in the video is a rough sketch of a song (recorded on an ipad) that will be worked on during the aaahh records workshop, in week before the festival. And of course, it will be performed live during the festival! We can’t wait to see this happen!

We are sold out! AAAHHWOOO!

All. Tickets. Are. Gone! Thank you so much for your support. We can’t put in words how much we are looking forward to welcoming you all for the upcoming AAAHHWOOO! festival in the end of this month. There might be some tickets available after all… In case people get sick, can’t come for some other reason and contact us and “cancel their ticket”. But for now, the ticket counter is closed. In case you like what we do, you can still support us with a donation. Thanks!

AAAHHWOOO! Deutschlandfunk-Interview

Gestern waren wir, bzw. einer von uns (Jochen), im Deutschlandfunk, in der Sendung Corso zu hören. Es ging natürlich um unser kleines feines AAAHHWOOO! Festival. Das Interview steht als Podcast bereit.

“Selbst entscheiden, wie viel einem der Besuch eines Musikfestivals wert ist: Das können die Besucher des Aaahhwooo-Festivals im brandenburgischen Bralitz. Das Festival an der deutsch-polnischen Grenze wird auf jeden Fall Ende August stattfinden – egal, wie viel die Besucher für die Festivaltickets zahlen wollen.” (DLF)

Foto: CC-BY Flickr/theslowlane

Break even! Thank you!

One month from now, the AAAHHWOOO! Festival will begin. That’s just 30 days! Some of our artists and our core team will be there one week before the festival to record new music, do some workshops and prepare the compound, build an outside stage etc. And all this can and will only happen because of you. Thanks for purchasing 183 tickets and donating 2500 Euros to us!

We have reached the break even today! This means no one will loose any money and every cent we get on top of this amount will go to the artists attending the festival. This is great news for us, since we are taking all the (financial) risk of running this festival. We are so much looking forward to seeing you all on August 29th. By the way: We have about 60 tickets and 30 days left to tell your friends about AAAHHWOOO! They should not miss this. It’s going to be AAAHHSOME!


Photo duppy5446 (cc by-nc)

Some people take matters too literally. We do not know how you plan to arrive at AAAHHWOOO in Bralitz, but maybe we can be of some assistance. Over the course of time we received more and more requests to offer a space of some sort for lift shares or carpools or however your country commands you to call it. We decided to open a Google Doc, where you should be able to find fellow travellers.

Ride Share Doc
(Please use responsibly, needless to say)

AAAHHWOOO!!! Festival news!

AAAHHWOOO!!! Festival news!

Der Countdown läuft. (You can find an english version below) In etwas mehr als einem Monat geht es endlich wieder los! Das AAAHH Records Festival 2014, in diesem Jahr mit dem wolfigen Titel “AAAHHWOOO!!!” beginnt am 29. August. Viele von euch waren bereits bei unserem Debüt 2013 dabei, einige von euch werden dieses Jahr das erste Mal bei uns sein. Unsere Aufregung und Vorfreude steigt mit jedem Tag!

Das wichtigste vorab: Wir haben noch knapp 90 Tickets zu vergeben und würden uns freuen wenn ihr in eurem Freundeskreis nochmal die Werbetrommel rührt. Je früher die Tickets weg sind, desto besser können wir kalkulieren und planen.

Da uns einige Fragen erreicht haben, gibt’s hier ein paar Antworten auf häufig gestellte Fragen:

Wie kommt man am besten zum Festival?
Am einfachsten ist es wohl mit dem PKW. (ca. 2 Autostunden von Berlin aus) Wir schicken früh genug eine detaillierte Wegbeschreibung an alle Besucher. Man kann uns jedoch auch mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln erreichen. Die Bahn (ODEG) bringt euch zum Bahnhof in Bad Freienwalde. Von dort fahren Linienbusse nach Bralitz. Mit dem Fahrrad trampelt ihr etwa 30-40 Minuten. Die detaillierte Anfahrtsbeschreibung wird übrigens auch die Busfahrpläne enthalten.

Kann man bei euch Zelten?
Na aber klar doch! Auf der Wiese und im Waldstück auf unserem Gelände ist genug Platz für euch und eure Zelte. Wir haben auch einige Stellplätze für Busse, Wohnmobile, etc. Es wäre nett wenn ihr uns vorab mitteilt, falls ihr mit dem Womo kommt, damit wir das entsprechend planen können.

Wie sieht’s aus mit Essen, Trinken, etc?
Non-Alc, sowie Bier, Kaffee, Tee, etc. gibt’s bei uns für schmale Taler. Die Kollegen vom Pirate Kitchen Kollektiv sorgen für leckere, günstige Mahlzeiten. Natürlich könnt ihr euch auch selbst verpflegen, aber wir würden uns freuen, wenn ihr bei der Pirate Kitchen esst und das ein oder andere Getränk bei uns kauft, da alles sehr eng kalkuliert ist und euch die Piratenköche liebevoll zum Selbstkostenpreis bekochen.

Braucht ihr noch Hilfe?
Ja! Sehr gerne! Wer uns vor Ort unterstützen möchte (z.B. Feuerholz holen und die Feuerstelle hüten, Müll einsammeln, eine Bar-Schicht übernehmen, etc… es gibt immer was zu tun) kann sich gerne bei uns melden.

Wir freuen uns auf euch!!!

Auf bald,
eure AAAHHs

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Hey everyone,

our lovely festival will begin in a little bit more than one month and our excitement is growing every day. August 29th is the day when the fest will begin. First things first: We have about 90 tickets left and it would be awesome if you could tell your friends about our wolfy AAAHHWOOO! Festival.

Since we received some questions in the last couple of weeks, here are some answers for you, in case you were asking yourself things like:

How can I get to the festival site?
By car would be the easiest way. It’s about a 1 to 2 hours drive from Berlin city (depending on your location and the traffic). We will send you a detailed road map soon! You can also get to us by train (Bad Freienwalde) and Bus (there are some busses going directly to Bralitz. Our road map will also contain train und bus connections.

What about camping?
There will be enough room for you and your friends to set up your tent(s) in the nearby forest, on the lawn or wherever else we will prepare a lovely spot for you to camp. There will also be room for camper vans, in case you got one of those things… please let us know if you got one, because we will prepare things for it.

Can we bring food and drinks ourself?
Well, yes you can. But you can also get drinks from us for very reasonable prices. We will offer you beer, non-alcs, coffee and tee. The wonderful people from the Pirate Kitchen Collective will do some great cooking for you. It’s all not for profit… please keep that in mind.

Do you need some help?
Yes, thanks for asking. If you can give us a hand or two, during the festival weekend, we will love you forever. There is always stuff to do. Like taking care of the fire place, collecting bottles and glasses, helping out at the bar. If you want to help us, please contact us via email.

That’s it for now. We are absolutely looking forward to seeing you soon!

the AAAHH Records Crew