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Top Music Festivals In And Around Berlin This Summer

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Updated: 13 January 2017
Here are nine music festivals in and around Berlin to watch out for this summer.

Citadel Music Festival (May 27-August 28)

The festival on our list that spans over the longest length of time, the Citadel Music Festival is located at the Citadel in Berlin-Spandau. Over the course of three months, the venue hosts a variety of different electronic, rock and pop acts. This summer, you still have a chance to see Beirut, Lionel Richie, Pixies, and more. Plus, on July 22nd and August 20th, the music festival also hosts a night market with a multitude of local vendors.

Bezirk Spandau, Am Juliusturm 64, Berlin, Germany, +49 30 35 49 44 0

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Located 140 kilometers outside of Berlin, Melt is one of Germany’s biggest electronic music festivals. It is held each year in an abandoned collier, which is surrounded by water, complete with designated swimming areas. Melt arguably has the best lineup of any German festival this year. Some DJs to play are Disclosure, Peaches, AndHim, and Ben Klock. There are other musical acts as well, including bands like Chvrches, Tame Impala, Jamie XX, M83, and Two Door Cinema Club.