By the Lake is a sympathetic, ambitious and laid back festival held around a beautiful lake in Berlin-Weißensee. It features eclectic and exciting music from around the world presented in an accessible, open-minded and both hip and family friendly setting.
Curated by the international acclaimed band Efterklang, the online radio station The Lake respectively, By The Lake features an inspired program focused on exploratory, experimental and interesting music of all ethnicities. Admired heroes, promising newcomers, and lauded artists pushing the envelope within their individual scenes. The festival is not focused on one genre or sub-culture, but believes in a pluralistic and open-minded music culture. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 the festival has presented names like: Omar Souleyman, King Khan & The Shrines, Michael Rother, Liss, Peter Broderick, Liima, Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang, Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit, Perera Elsewhere, Master Musicians of Jajouka and many others.
By the Lake e.V. is a non-profit association that supports the cultural and musical development in Berlin. Its members are from Germany and Denmark and are musicians, artists and promoters who came together to create something new and sustainable.