The festival explores aspects of creativity as a whole, values and visions, through experiences in physical and virtual reality. It is a place for special projects in all disciplines of culture, to create progress from unexpected synergies. In this fourth edition, titled Insomnia, still weeks later we keep ruminating over what happened during those days.
After having landed in an abandoned car park in Neukölln and in Bierpinsel, a legendary building from the 70s in Steglitz, this time Reference Festival was held in the Pop Kudamm container site. In this mind-blowing context, more than two thousand visitors were invited to reflect on the state of a changing world. In curated installations, exhibitions, performances, workshops, screenings and live panels.
The first day began at aperitif time and ended at around 10 pm, when several attendees were on their way to the Gucci and Blau International party, just a few metres away. The evening featured spectacular performances by 41Issa, Lucia Lu, Only Fire, Yha Yha and Luki Von der Gratch, who closed the event with some fine rock & roll that captivated both musically and poetically.