Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the National’s Aaron Dessner, the brains behind Wisconsin’s annual Eaux Claires festival, threw a different kind 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 Alt-J, the Staves, and Wye Oak. There was no name for the event, which was preceded by a week 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 #songtheday

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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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