THE XX: DAY + NIGHT IN BERLIN

There’s a place where dinosaurs rule at night, where swan-shaped paddleboats lay stranded and overgrown plants wrap their leaves around anything and everything! It goes by the name Spreepark and is one of the coolest abandoned venues in Berlin. So it was no surprise to hear that one of our all-time favourite bands, The XX, had chosen it for their Day + Night festival taking place this weekend.

The electro-indie-pop heroes are planning to bring this disused funfair back to life with a line-up that had us booking tickets the minute they were released. This Saturday, The XX and their friends will be strutting their musical stuff for Berlin’s coolest kids. Set to take to the stage are Jessie Ware, Chromatics, Mount Kimbie, Kindness and Mykki Blanco who are we know will fill this out of this world space with a new lease of life.

Here’s what the band the whole of Topshop HQ is obsessed with had to say about their new musical endeavour: “Night + Day is a series of events, curated by us, to start in the summer of 2013. We searched high and low for unique and beautiful locations to stage these shows and picked the artists that we most respect and admire to join us. The events will run from early afternoon, with some of our favourite music and food to take you from day into night.”

With such an amazing aim, it’s no shock that a crowd of around 10 000 kids are expected at the Spreepark this weekend. Just imagine raving in-between a vintage Ferris wheel and some giant dinosaur statues! Sounds like the perfect festival right?

If you can’t make it, there’s no need to be sad! The XXs next stop is a country house in Hertfordshire.