The deserted Berlin Tempelhof Airport site – the location of last year’s European Festival Award-winning Lollapalooza Berlin – will be used to house refugees “no later than the end of 2019”, reports the Berliner Kurier. This means the 45,000 capacity Lollapalooza Berlin, organised by Hörstmann Unternehmensgruppe/Melt! Booking and promoted by Festival Republic and C3 Presents, will now be looking for a new site elsewhere in the German capital. A spokesman for the festival told IQ that the festival will take place “somewhere else in the centre of Berlin”.
The 2016 festival is due to take place on 10 and 11 September.