48 Hours Neukölln – Berlin’s biggest free art festival on this weekend

Yes folks it’s that time again – when Neukölln opens its cultural doors to show what this neighbourhood has become – a hotbed of incredibly diverse and overwhelmingly impressive art and music…48 Hours Neukölln is Berlin’s biggest free art festival, featuring over 1,200 artists in some 250 locations…

We especially like “Unterwegs” – where the festival-in-a-festival Junge Kunst NK (young art NK) presents art from children and teenagers, with 30 youth centres and cultural hotspots open their doors for people to check it out and to take part…

Plus the Musikschiff – where there’s a bunch of music going on, on Saturday and Sunday…highlights are Saturday – the wonderful Moa McKay, who we were lucky enough to experience just last night at the Basement Bash FDLM Edition in Auster Club, along with a line-up of great up and coming bands.

Sunday make sure to check out Berlin’s reigning indie queen Kitty Solaris – who apart from making music herself also runs the indie label Solaris Empire as well as putting on the legendary Lofi Lounge Wednesday nights in Schockoladen…

Take a wonder through the neighbourhood and enjoy yourself despite the suddenly dodgy weather…all information and locations of venues etc can be found at the 48 Hours Neukölln website!



Noel Maurice is one of the founders of indieberlin. Originally from the UK via a childhood in Johannesburg, he has been resident in Berlin since 1991. Describing himself as a 'recovering musician', he is the author of The Berlin Diaires, a trilogy detailing the East Berlin art and squat scene of the early 90s, available on Amazon and through this site.

1 Comment

  • Reply November 11, 2018


    I have to say, despite the rain I saw a lot of great shows this year. I especially liked the group show in the basement near 21 gramms. Wonder what next year has in store for us. I’ll be there no matter what.

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