Future East

Future East is a Berlin-based platform and festival for presenting radical and explorative music and audiovisual performances, working primarily with non-Western artists. The project showcases innovative ideas, merging contemporary music, performing arts and visual expression in both physical environments and virtual worlds. Future East has a focus on promoting the diversity and creativity of artists with roots in West Asia and North Africa, merging cultures and technology in collaborations among different artists and creators to present A/V experiences and immersive virtual settings. With its previous editions, Future East combined nature and architecture, bringing together the construction and representation of creation with nature and the immateriality of imagination. In 2021, the audience was invited to listen to acts such as Arash Akbari, Istanbul Ghetto Club and Lindred live while the event concept was expanded by Future Goes Late, a club format with live DJ sets.

Future East 2021 event banner