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PLEASE NOTE!: From October 2017 on we will accept band submissions for the Karneval der Kulturen 2018. Then you will find the online application form on this website again.


Karneval der Kulturen 2018
Street Party, 18 – 21 May

The Karneval der Kulturen (KdK) street party has four different stages:

» Bazaár Berlin
Sounds created in Berlin - From BalkanBeats and Classical non-western to HipHop and Rock
» Black Atlantica
Pan-African music from Jazz and Gospel to Highlife and Afrobeat
» Eurasia
From Flamenco to K-pop and everything in between
» Latinauta
LatinGrooves from MestizoMusik to CumbiaBeats – de todo mucho

They are the largest platform in the city for the vivid local global music scene. In four days we present over 100 Bands and DJs playing music genres ranging from Electro Cumbia to classical north Indian music and everything in between!

Please note:

Although KdK attracts hundred thousands of visitors every year, the event functions on a grass roots level.

The Karneval der Kulturen focuses on Berlin's music szene! We restrict the international artists to the minimum. The appearance of non-local bands is usually based on special agreements, such as sponsorships by embassies or tour arrangements financed externally.

All groups performing at the street festival receive a small fee for their presentation, however we do not cover accomodation and/or transportation costs.

We do not accept applications from bands that have played on one of the stages at the preceding KdK.

Application form/stage performance Street Festival

Please read carefully through the information above. Please make sure to include the band's website or a link where we can listen to your music. You can send us promotion material but unfortunately we can't send it back.

These fields are mandatory.

We are happy to receive your submission!
Questions? » info@karneval-berlin.de