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Berlin concerts: The best live music for April 2024

There are so many great concerts going on in Berlin. Check out our list of who to see this month.

The American singer, musician and composer Julia Holter performing at Norwegian music festival Bergenfest. Photo: IMAGO / Gonzales Photo

Berlin is heading for warmer and longer days, and there’s no better way to enjoy them than by taking advantage of all the incredible gigs on offer. From pop chameleon Sofia Portanet promoting her new album ‘Chasing Dreams’ to Priya Ragu lighting up the stage with her infectious energy. Check out our guide to the best and most exciting concerts this April.

April 5

Liam Gallagher, John Squire

Photo: Liam Gallagher

Who would have imagined that the frontmen of two of the most influential UK bands would one day grace the same stage?  This month, they’re coming to light up the stage at Columbiahalle with their highly anticipated album ‘Mars to Liverpool’.

  • Columbiahalle, Columbiadamm 13-21, Kreuzberg, doors 18:30, details

April 8

Elijah Fox

Photo: Elijah Fox

This LA jazz virtuoso is a force to be reckoned with. Classically trained in piano, his output under the pseudonym Søren Søstrom is anything but classic, pushing boundaries across neo-soul to indie rock. He’s collaborated with every R&B heavyweight under the sun including Drake and Kali Uchis. Grab your tickets now to witness this musical prodigy live.

  • Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19-21, Kreuzberg, doors 19:30, details

April 12

Julia Holter

Photo: IMAGO / Gonzales Photo

Considering the siren sounds of Holter’s music, one might think she hails from a mystical realm, rather than Milwaukee. Prepare to be hypnotised as she brings her 2024 album ‘Something In The Room She Moves’ to this intimate venue.

  • Colosseum, Schönhauser Allee, Prenzlauer Berg, doors 20:00, details

April 13


Photo: Samavayo

To celebrate their twentieth birthday Samavayo are coming home to their native East Berlin. The trio are made up of lead singer Behrang Avavi, an Iranian political refugee who grew up in Lichtenberg, along with the Voland brothers from Friedrichshain on bass and drums. With two amazing supporting acts Mother Engine & Sons of Morpheus and an afterparty with DJ Karo, this is going to be a night to remember.

  • Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99, Friedrichshain, doors 20:00, details

April 18


Photo: Uli Grohs

Formed in Cologne, this two-man band has made a name for itself as the new techno sound of the city. Their catchy techno-pop with dreamy vocal overlays is the kind that beckons you to move and groove. Now with their latest album ‘Fuzzy Fantasy’, COMA brings its whimsical world of sound to Arkaoda.

  • Arkaoda, 16-18 Karl-Marx-Platz, Neukölln, doors 20:00, details

April 19

Julian Lage


Julian Lage has had a life-long love affair with the guitar. Californian-born but raised in New York, he combines the former’s experimentalism with the latter’s erudition, to absorb America’s musical history and build upon it.

  • Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19-21, Kreuzberg, doors 19:30, details

April 20

Priya Ragu

Photo: @akimuhb_

Who said pop couldn’t be political? The Swiss-Tamil singer-songwriter coined the genre ‘Raguwavy’ to describe her sound – R&B and soul with the tabla rhythms of Sri Lankan culture. Collaborating with her brother Japhna Gold, she switches from rap to soulful vocals, making you wonder how Priya makes one voice sound like fifteen.

  • Säälchen, Holzmarktstr. 25, Friedrichshain, doors 20:00, details

April 23

The Necks

Photo: Camille Walsh Photography

A jazz trio like no other, the cult improv band from Australia is made up of Chris Abrahams (a Berlin resident since 1998) on the piano, Tony Buck on the drums and Lloyd Swanton on bass. Having toured alongside Nick Cave and The Swans, they’ve earned their place among the greats by charging their performance with an energy that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Now, they’re reuniting in Berlin for a night of ingenious improv.

  • Heimathafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Str., doors 20:00, details

April 24



Since 2008, LES YEUX D’LA TETE, the Parisian purveyors of partying and poetry have mesmerised audiences with their eclectic fusion of rock, world music, and French chanson. With over 1,000 concerts under their belt, their music strikes a balance between energy and gentleness. Their latest release, ‘PARIS BERLIN’, is one of their most experimental yet, and there’s no better place to see it come alive than Gretchen.

  • Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19-21, Kreuzberg, doors 19:30, details

April 25

Deki Alem

Photo: IMAGO / Zuma

This Swedish duo are making waves with their expert mix of rap-infused grunge, drum & bass and dance. Their razor-sharp lyrics have garnered a massive following since they broke onto the scene in 2022. Get yourself down to Urban Spree and prepare to be blown away.

  • Urban Spree, Revaler Str. 99, Friedrichshain, doors 20:00, details

April 26

Sofia Portanet

Photo: Makar Artemev

A true musical chameleon, Sofia Portanet mixes not only genres but languages, with songs in English, German and French reflecting her multilingual upbringing. The Berlin-based indie starlet showcases her blend of new wave, pop and operatic vocals in her new album ‘Chasing Dreams’. Tickets are selling-out fast, don’t miss out!

  • Peter Edel, Berliner Allee 125, Pankow, doors 20:00, details

April 28

Mount Kimbie

Photo: Mount Kimbie

Mount Kimbie, the influential London electronic duo, first came onto the scene with their genre-defining Lo-Fi 2010 album ‘Crooks & Lovers. Dominic Maker and Kai Campos have since evolved their music while retaining their signature ambient undercurrents. Their latest release, ‘Empty And Silent’, features King Krule. Don’t miss this special occasion as they take to the stage in Berlin to share their new sound.

  • Huxley’s Neue Welt, Hasenheide 107-113, Neukölln, doors 19:00, details

April 29

Garth Erasmus and Guests

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In keeping with silent green’s reputation for showcasing avant-garde sounds, Garth Erasmus and Guests take to the stage with self-built instruments. Cape Town-born Erasmus, acclaimed as a multimedia artist, is venturing into music with his debut album ‘Threnody for the KhoiSan’. From experimental electronics to soulful clarinet, this evening promises an unforgettable exploration of musical landscapes. And for those intrigued, Erasmus’s art will also feature at the ongoing AdK exhibition ‘Oscillations’.

  • silent green, Gerichtstr. 35, Wedding, doors 20:00, details

April 30

The Magic Touch & Solitos

Promo: The Magic Touch

This band have been bringing their passion for ska, rocksteady, reggae and dub to the stage since 2006. Somewhat underrepresented genres in Berlin’s music scene, they’re more than made up for by the lively performance of Magic Touch. You’ll have no choice but to join the party and let the stage dissolve into madness at this gig.

  • Schokoladen, Ackerstr. 169, Mitte, doors 19:00, details