On Saturday October 8th from 3pm to 1am, in an abandoned power plant south of Berlin, a new electronic music festival titled CURRENTS will debut. The power plant is the site of the former E-WERK Luckenwalde. This site was originally built in 1913 as a coal power station and closed down in 1989. In September 2019, Performance Electrics transformed the building into a renewable Kunststrom power station and contemporary art centre.
Curated by Romanian music production and DJ duo Khidja, the festival line-up features artists such as Suzanne Ciani, Lena Willikens, Dopplereffekt and Alicia Carrera. CURRENTS claims to be one of the first 100% carbon-neutral electronic music and performance festivals. It will burn locally sourced waste wood chips to power its operations. The festival is a non-profit event with funds going to support “an international community of artists and cultural workers existentially threatened by climate change, pandemics, wars, displacement and economic inequality”.