Last weekend, we had the pleasure visiting the Sacred Ground Festival. For those who haven’t heard of the Sacred Ground Festival: it’s located at an old estate in Brandenburg, is limited to 1000 tickets and founded and curated by Frank Wiedemann (Amé) & Ry X with the intention to produce an open and intimate festival experience.
And well, yeah, it works ;-) The crowd was absolutely amazing and everybody was just enjoying this moment. Surrounded by an absolutely idyllic landscape, we constantly discovered new details of the incredible beautiful festival design (putting aside brand sponsorships, backstage and VIP guest area) while listening to carefully chosen artists.
Our Friday began with Toto Chiavetta, at least I think it was him. Even though, he released on Innervisions, I wasn’t really aware of him. But he played an amazing set, pushing the boundaries from house to techno, preparing the floor for the first highlight of the weekend Schwarzmann!
We had heard Schwarzmann play a few years ago at the XJAZZ festival in Berlin. It was a good one, but this time Frank and Henrik played about two hours and the sound was just brilliant, brilliant, brilliant…
Well, afterwards we headed to the tent floor for Fort Romeau: Solid, but not as exceptional as we expected ;-)
Our Saturday started a bit later (surprise surprise…). Beside Portico Quartet we didn’t miss much, so that we eventually returned for Dollkraut, who was playing 70s-80s-inspired-dance-music while it was still raining like…
Shortly after Dollkraut the rain stopped and the audience got ready for Howling! The concert was pretty okay, but not a big surprise. Then Amé’s played a super tasteful techno tent set for almost 3 hrs, followed by Robag Wruhme and Gunjah who shifted the focus from techno to the typical Wruhme-Pop-House-Sound, absolutely fantastic!
On Sunday Thomas Fehlmann played a fantastic live set, while the rain was pouring down. SUPER!!!
To sum up, the Sacred Ground Festival was/is absolutely amazing: crowd, music, food & organization (except the toilets and the long breaks between the artists at the main stage ;-)). We can’t wait for 2018!
Image source: Sacred Ground Festival