Classic Motorcycle Event in Germany - Time for a Road Trip!

It could the called the European Sturgis or a motorcycle rally with German flair. Either way, the Pure&Crafted Festival has its dates for 2017.

The third edition of the Pure&Crafted Festival takes place on 26 and 27 August, featuring a new look and at an authentic Berlin location. After two successful years at the Berlin Postbahnhof, the festival now moves to a larger space, its new home being the former Berlin power station Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg.

Call us crazy, but this is the perfect excuse for North American bikers to head over to Europe, rent a motorcycle and party BMW-style!

According to organizers, the site offers ‘impressive industrial charm’ and promises greater diversity than ever ‘for all friends and fans of motorcycle culture’. On tap for entertainment; Interpol, Car Seat Headrest and Razz, Pure&Crafted brings Berlin a very distinctive experience in a late summer atmosphere.

With its melancholic post-punk and new wave, the US band Interpol is the headline act at this year’s Pure&Crafted Festival. They will be bringing along their trendsetting album ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ with them, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Also to be seen on the main stage: the self-made musician Will Toledo alias Car Seat Headrest and band. Other highlights this year include indie rockers Razz, who are guaranteed to provide a thrilling live show, Berlin-based band Picture with its highly fashionable brand of songwriter rock, and the high-energy girls of Gurr. The line-up is rounded off with the adventurous high-flyers Giant Rooks, Abay, who describe their style as post-pop, The Dead Lovers and The Rob Ryan Roadshow, who like to surprise their live audiences.

In addition to the music, the spacious outdoor area will once again include an international custom bike show this year, as well as acrobatic performances at the Original Motodrom which organizers promise ‘guaranteed to send adrenalin levels shooting up to unprecedented heights’. In the architecturally impressive machine room of the Altes Kraftwerk, a former power station, there will be familiar features such as the General Store with its numerous exhibitors and attractions as well as the Food Court.

Sunday will focus on motorcycle rides and the biker culture. Festival tickets are now available for advance booking with a ticket for both days costs € 24.00, the ticket for Saturday costs € 19.00 and the ticket for Sunday € 5.00.

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