Recently, I’ve been moaning about the dearth of good, specialised (non-electronic) festivals in Berlin. But while the first Lollapalooza Berlin is failing to live up to the event’s legacy (hear me rant about it on Radio überlin), back in the 90s the city hosted a one-dayer with a lineup to rival Perry Farrell’s finest. Information about the apparently one-off event called Berlin Rocks Festival 1993 is scarce, but the billing speaks for itself: Iggy Pop, Anthrax, Living Colour, Suicidal Tendencies, Monster Magnet and these guys…
Rage Against the Machine, with a short, high-impact flashbang of a set that includes an early version of “People of the Sun”:
And the mighty Faith No More, on top of their game and led by an especially intense Mike Patton:
Faith No More play Zitadelle Spandau in June, and for some reason there are still tickets left. Pick up yours here.