We just got back home… and we are way too tired to write a proper blog post. So, this is just a quick thank you to everyone who made Braaahhlitz a wonderful event! We are so so so happy that everything worked out so well and we can’t believe that what happened is actually true, because it feels like a dream. We loved it! And as far as you told us, you loved it, too.
There are tons of fotos, videos and songs (of course) coming soon! We will keep you updated.
The Braaahhlitz festival begins tomorrow! Time to get the running order out! Here it is and it will be great! Looking forward to seeing you all!
Dammit, this is stressful. Two days left until our first guests will arrive here in Bralitz. Our regular followers may have already heard of our Braaahhlitz festival, which concludes the annual music workshop for our artists. As this is the first aaahh festival, we are very excited about countless aspects of it. (more…)
Some of us arrived on Thursday and more and more artists are rolling in. We have already set up the recording equipment, prepared a campsite for our festival visitors and made some TShirts. (By the way: You should bring your own and take part in our workshop on saturday to make your own and unique Braaahhlitz Festival Shirt) First rehearsals begin tonight and our artists will hopefully record some new songs over the week. We are all very excited about the upcoming weekend and we hope you are, too! Only one problem, we have not solved yet: The Internet. We are working on a broadband connection. So far, we only have a few kilobits per second via mobile phones and an EDGE connection. We’ll keep you posted and send out some newsletters during the course of the week.
The Braaahlitz main stage and recording studio.
Our improvised acoustic studio. Recording under the roof.
One of a few campsites next to the old train station.
When is it?
Short: Saturday, August 24th 2013
Details: The official festival program will be on Saturday, August 24th. But we will open our doors on Friday afternoon August 23rd. So if you like, we would love to welcome you all on friday! There might be some surprise campfire sessions. You can stay until sunday afternoon, August 25th. So there will be enough time to enjoy the surrounding area with it’s lakes, forests and villages.
Who is playing?
Short: Click here.
Details: We could name and introduce all the great bands and acts that will be playing on Saturday, but why don’t you just click the link above…
Short: Yes, you can/should/have to bring your tent, if you want to stay over night.
Details: There will be enough room for your tent and you will be able to find a lonely spot next to the forest, or you can build your own little tent town with your closest friends, just next to the old train station. We will show you around when you arrive and you can just pick a spot. First come first serve. There will also a be a water supply / shower in the garden and there will be two outside toilets and one inside toilet.
Food & Drinks
Short: Bring your own and/or get some from us.
Details: You can bring your own food and drinks, of course! We will not have the capacity or infrastructure to offer you first class buffet but we will get something for a nice BBQ, Snacks and we will offer you some beer and non alcoholic drinks for very reasonable prices. On saturday there will be a certain amount of free coffee/tea and cookies (just as promised) and on sunday you can get some premium coffee for again reasonable prices. BBQ: Keep in mind that if it’s hot and dry, you might not be allowed to fire up your own BBQ, because the compound is just next to a forest / natural reserve! But we will offer you a big and save BBQ you can use.
Short: Let us know if we forgot something
Details: Please use the comments below and we will answer all the questions here.
René Eckert made a lovely Video Portrait about Julia aka Entertainment For The Braindead. The Teaser is online and you should watch it. It’s wonderful and we can’t wait to see the whole piece! Update: It’s here.
DEDICATED is a series of short portraits about friends that I have met over the years. Their dedication constantly inspires me everyday. This series is a tribute to my friends. Episode 6 focuses on singer/song writer Julia Kotowski aka Entertainment For The Braindead (EFTB).
Read more about the project on Renés Website Blickinsfreie. Oh, did you know that Julia will also join our BRAAAHHLITZ Festival? There are some tickets left, so hurry!