Pop culture wants and needs to be experienced. That’s why Pop-Kultur’s Live programme is the festival’s main focus. Every year, the festival offers its attendees the widest possible range of sounds and styles with numerous concerts and DJ sets. Pop-Kultur values internationality and diversity, promotes exchange and, above all, have fun. We aim to confront audiences with unexpected experiences and unknown music by an international community.

But what does that mean in 2020? It means that we invite a number of acts to join us in coming up with exciting new concepts suited to our new global circumstances. Not mere concert recordings but elaborate live productions. These Sessions are recorded in Berlin and are as integral to the festival as the Digital Works, which are recorded internationally, and our traditional Commissioned Works. And, of course, there will once again be talks and films to help shape Pop-Kultur’s diverse programme.

The Pop-Kultur Sessions are funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the programme »Strengthening the Innovative Potential of Culture (INP II).«