In 2017, we started organizing a handpan evening with friends. It quickly became a lot bigger and the festival was born.
In 2018, we wanted to expand the experience, so we did two days.
This time around, in May 2020, we took all of our experience to create a new concept:
The village will consist of a main stage where people can talk, drink, dance and laugh. Electronic handpan fusion will be in focus here - with DJs, looping or even whole bands can play here, providing that handpan is central to the music.
In a seperate part of the building, there will be several tents, big enough to hold several people. It is in those tents, where handpan artists will hold workshops and concerts in an intimate atmosphere.
We will invite makers and artists to partake in the village, creating a buzzing hive of creative energy, centered around the UFO-shaped piano wok, we all call handpan.
We are a non-profit festival. This being said, the entrance fee will be held as low as possible, only covering our expenses, such as the rent for the performance tents, electricity and staff. This way, we can attract a large number of people into the festival, expanding everyone’s exposure.
Being a non-profit festival, we cannot guarantee any fixed amount of money. Artists will charge a fee for their workshops and an exchange of energy (music against donation) will be encouraged by us. Please also think about merchandise to be sold at the festival.
If you share our vision, we would be glad to invite you to be part of the third Handpan Festival Berlin: The Village.