Watch Footage From Bon Iver And The National’s Massive Collaborative Event In Berlin

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner, the brains behind Wisconsin’s annual Eaux Claires festival, threw a different kind of music event at Funkhaus in Berlin this past weekend. The collaborative two-day event — which was co-conceived by Aaron’s brother Bryce, Gayngs’ Ryan Olson, La Blogotheque filmmaker Vincent Moon, conductor André De Ridder, Brandon Reid, and Berlin’s Michelberger Hotel — featured more than 80 artists including Nils Frahm, Mouse On Mars, Erlend Øye, Woodkid, Boys Noize, Sam Amidon, Damien Rice, My Brightest Diamond, and members of Alt-J, the Staves, and Wye Oak. There was no name for the event, which was preceded by a week of rehearsals and, according to a statement from the organizers, was “about new material, collaborations, unique arrangements, and dissolving borders.” That ethos certainly shows based on the footage from the event. Watch below.


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Erland Øye keeping the crowds motivated #songoftheday

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Yes. #day2 @aarondessner @brycedessner @michelbergerhotel

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Best memories. Bon Iver / Michelberger Music Festival

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Stemning godt over middels! #boniver #berlin #funkhaus #michelbergermusic #michelbergerfestival

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Justin Vernon // Alexander Ridha insane dj-set featuring Sean Carey #endlessnameless #michelbergermusic #detstopperaldrig #daytwo

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The Nationals + amazing Islandic singer #michelberger #michelbergermusic

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Marijuana Death Squad #michelbergermusic

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god damn turn around now, you're my A-Team.

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The National feat Ragnar #thenational #sorrow #michelberger #Festival #Berlin

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The amazing @mybrightestdiamond

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