Once again, the most colourful and craziest shenanigans at Lollapalooza Berlin are happening at the Lolla Fun Fair. We’ll spare no effort to bring you the most amazing curiosities on Earth for you to let your imagination run wild.
This year, around 200 artists, acrobats and performers from all corners of the globe will take over the Lolla Fun Fair. They’ll arrive from New Zealand and Australia as well as Spain, France, Great Britain, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands and Germany, of course. All performances will be even more exceptional than in previous years, and all the many acts will lure you in; with unexpected and never before seen performances.
Dive into a world of extraordinary creatures and odd characters, and embark on a journey that tickles all the senses – some of which you didn’t even know you had. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Lolla Fun Fair!
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OUR 2018 ARTISTS
Since we’re directly at the Olympic Park, we can’t ignore the roots of modern sport: Leonidas of Rhodes and Herogenes of Xanthus – both the most successful Olympic winners of all time – will pay a visit to our Fun Fair; in gigantic proportions mind you! Don’t miss out on how they throw themselves into a pose and worship Zeus with grand gestures.
We met these two by accident at the right time and in the right place. Both look like they came right out of the Olympic pool: oversized competition swimmers with bodies that would make Arnold Schwarzenegger blush. Will you stay at a safe distance or challenge them to a competition? How daring are you?
Kick it like … the greatest. Truly the greatest. These giant artists with the ball impress with muscles and dribbling skills. They’ll shoot the ball into orbit with no effort…
Once again, Berlin’s up-and-coming acrobats will be joining our Fun Fair programme to prove that school isn’t only about boring stuff. You can train to become unparalleled performance artists as well.
Who doesn’t want to defy gravity and reach high altitudes? Who doesn’t want to experience the rush of boundless freedom which can only be experienced in lofty heights? Together with her troupe, Omnivalant and her flying trapeze create a unique universe in which gravity doesn’t hold anyone back.
Jochen is: chatty, interested, reserved, philanthropic, unique, bribable, famous (soon), independent, difficult to direct, understanding, secluded when on his own, moody, deaf, charming, willing, stubby, sturdy, simply wonderful!
The Avantgarde Marching Band baffles its audience with sophisticated creations which we wouldn’t even dream of imagining. Rough sounds meet a love for details. They don’t give you background music. They want to entertain and electrify you.
Norbert Nakielski elicits nostalgic tunes from his barrel organ which transport you into a different century. All festival-goers in the here and now will be so exhilarated that they can’t help but move their bodies and start dancing with glee.
(Co-produced by Fira de Teatre de Titelles de Lleida) This special apparatus invites every spectator to experience a siderial and surrealist trip. Reach your limit and go beyond…! It’s your journey!
This innovative wooden game collection, which is inspired by the Catalan tradition of “Els Castells”, will present you with true challenges that take all your energy, balance, attention and courage. Show us what you’re made of.
THE STRANGE TRAVEL OF MR TONET
This installation, comprised of nine games made from recycled wood, tells the fascinating tale of Mr. Tonet. You encounter various characters, and you’ll stay on track following lights and sounds to find the true Mr. Tonet!
This is your Lollapalooza moment – captured on a single photo strip! Take a snapshot with your friends; grab crazy accessories and colourful wigs or simply be yourselves – in any case, you can take home a sweet souvenir reminding you of a magical festival weekend.
Imagine a simple market stall: acrobatic tomatoes, carrots and many other vegetable artists fidgeting about. This vegetarian spectacle is hosted by Andrée Kupp. She keeps the little whirlwinds at bay that want to impress all festival-goers with music, dance and somersaults.
It all starts with a magical sound, and then a graceful choreography ensues. This hypnotic dance will lure you in as pulsating movements full of elegance and sublime colours will catch your eye.
From which glittering ballet piece did these tender creatures emerge from? When they pirouette, colourful tulle whirls over everyone’s heads in spectacular waves, leaving behind a flabbergasted crowd.
Giant luminous figures stroll through the Fun Fair like vagabonds. Mysterious people control these animal-like creatures. However, they don’t take notice of us mere humans – do they live in another dimension? And what’s their mission in our sphere?
Frieda, Vera and Fred are the Hinge-Power-Trio. Nothing puts them off during their daily workout routine. Over hedge and ditch – and asphalt -, the so-called “Stockenten” (wild ducks) aren’t easy to distract. But if you’ll manage to do it anyway, you’ll be in for a short workout yourself.
Thanks to the artist group Kirmes, the enchanting world of historic fun fairs comes to life again. With their handcrafted and colourful nutcrackers, trains, fortune tellers and fairground stalls, they invite all festival-goers to start playing.
In her performance, contortion artist Bronwen unites strength and flexibility, gravity and airy lightness. It’ll be difficult not to marvel at her skills. Make sure to look for her. She’ll be close to the marathon gate all Lolla weekend long.
The Sol’Air Company arrives at Lollapalooza as a six-piece this year! Dynamically, poetically and impressively in sync, they dance in the air and surprise with breathtaking dives towards the ground. Gigantic imagery void of gravitational forces. Don’t forget to look up when you walk from the Maifeld to the Olympic Stadium and back. It’s worth it!
You thought you knew what glamour was? You thought nothing could sparkle more than a disco ball? Then you’ve never been treated to a makeover by Elli Fatale and her crew. With powder and lipgloss, the make-up artist puts beautiful and radiant faces on all festival-goers.
They have finally found it on a distant planet. Let the game of hunting and taming begin. Join us while we’re all about to take off – you can also fly. It’s now or never.
We would like to give special thanks to the Berliner Bäder-Betriebe, which made it possible for Lollapalooza Berlin to use the areas of the summer pool and the Frauenwiese by the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Park. We are very happy to have these as a unique and special part of the Lolla Fun Fair area.