One of the big advantages of living in a capital city is the fact that there are loads of cool events to visit. Things like street-festivals, sport matches and open-airs are a few examples of things you can do. Besides that it’s great that many artists love to perform in big cities so you can also enjoy plenty of famous artists in this capital-city. When you choose to visit one of these concerts, you should consider the location, date and also the ticket-price. In this article we listed some awesome but also affordable concerts in Berlin.
Tickets under 50 Euro
Some of the concerts in Berlin are quite expensive. If you want to go and see famous groups like The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z and Beyonce or anything similar you will easily pay more than 100€ for a ticket. Because we totally understand that this is expensive, we are focusing on affordable concerts in this article. A ticket for the concerts in this list cost between 25 and 50 Euro. This will allow all of you to visit a nice concert in Berlin and still have some money left to drink a few beers.
Here are our suggestions for 5 affordable concerts in Berlin in 2018.
Ben Howard in Admiralpalast
The first time I saw Ben Howard play he was the support-act of Xavier Rudd. In the meantime he has performed successfully in Berlin several times already. Especially between 2012 and 2014 he visited Berlin more than once a year. Because he has not been in Berlin the last 2 years, his fans are very excited to invite him back on stage. The concert is planned on the 6th of June and it will be second time he is going to play in the Admiralpalast. This is a nice location which can be found close to station Friedrichsstraße in the middle of Berlin.
Ben Howard mainly earned his striped in with the album Every Kingdom (2011). With songs like Old Pine, Keep your Head Up and The Wolves his fanbase grew very fast.
In Germany his songs never reached the top-10, which is something I cannot really understand. But in the end this is great for his fans because he is still playing for a very reasonable price and in rather small venues. So you will have an even better time for less money.
This year his third Album Noonday Dream came out and the first songs I heard were very promising. Probably the concert in Berlin will be a nice mix of new songs and some old well-known tracks. Personally I can only recommend visiting a concert of this awesome guy.
Name: Ben Howard
Price: 45 €
Incubus in the Columbiahalle
Another great concert in Berlin will be organised on the 20th of August. This great rock-band is originally from california and most of you might know them from their famous song Drive. The band was formed almost 30 years ago but still go strong and know how to play the audience and create an unforgettable show. Incubus will be playing in the Columbiahalle, which is one of these locations with the perfect size: Not too small so it’s too quiet but also not too big so you can’t see a thing.
Besides Drive, there are many other songs you are going to love from Incubus. There is Megalomaniac, Anna Molly and Love Hurts which all have been number one singles. You would expect that a ticket to a concert like this costs more than 50 Euro, but that is not the case in Berlin. The tickets are available for exactly 50 Euro. Compared to singer-songwriters like Xavier Rudd and Ben Howard this concert is going to be a lot harder and wilder.
Price: 50 €
Xavier Rudd in Tempodrom
Xavier Rudd is a unique artist for many people who have been backpacking in Australia. With his songs he wants to reach out to people and make sure we live our life more sustainable and take care of our beautiful planet. He often cooperates with aboriginals and loves to play ancient instruments. On the 28th of September he will be playing in the Tempodrom, which is a nice and cosy location in the south of Berlin. On my wife’s blog you can read more about Xavier Rudd.
As mentioned before, we are mainly focusing on affordable concerts in Berlin and the concert of Xavier Rudd only costs 33€. This is very reasonable if you keep in mind that he has been around for many years and has almost 400.000 followers on Facebook. Most of you might just know the remixes of his songs Spirit Bird (by Lexer) and Follow the Sun (by Talul). But besides that you should give Let me Be, Food in the Belly and Messages a try.
Name: Xavier Rudd
Price: 33 €
Joshua Radin in Heimathafen Neukölln
Another great concert in Berlin in 2018 will be organised on the 24th of October. Joshua Radin will be playing together with William Fitzsimmons in Neukölln. Both of these talented artists are from America and have been around for quite some time. But because they are not that popular in Germany, the prices of tickets are still more than affordable.
Joshua Radin has this own unique sound which I personally love a lot. He played a lot of songs for the popular television-series Scrubs. That is also the way I got introduced to this American artist. It’s very relaxing music which actually fits to Ben Howard and Xavier Rudd very well. His songs will definitely cheer up the crowd and create a nice atmosphere. I do not know that much about William Fitzsimmons but some of his songs positively surprised me as well.
Artist: Joshua Radin
Location: Heimathafen Neukölln
Jon Hopkins in Columbiahalle
So far most of the concerts in Berlin we have listed in this article have been singers and bands. But as as last concert we would like to list the DJ and producer Jon Hopkins. He will actually be performing only one day after the concert of Joshua Radin, on the 25th of October. The concert will take place in the Columbiahalle, which is great location as far as I have experienced.
Jon Hopkins is originally from the UK and some of you might know him because he has been creating the soundtrack for the movie Monsters. Besides that he has been playing on many larger festivals all over the world and has a massive fanbase. In comparison to the other concerts in this list, it is great that you can dance during the Jon Hopkins concert. The 25th is a Thursday so you might want to take the Friday off and go for some party in Berlin after the concert.
Artist: Jon Hopkins
Price: 26 €