WHOLE Festival announces SHERELLE, Eris Drew, Saoirse, more for 2024 festival

WHOLE Festival will return for its sixth edition this summer.

The United Queer Festival will run from 2nd August through the 5th at Ferropolis, the "city of iron" open-air industrial museum and venue. This year's event will have a much larger capacity — 9,000 — compared to 2023's 1,000. 

The festival's six stages will highlight a mix of Berlin and international collectives, with crews like SWEAT, Merge, Equation, La Noche, Adonis, Body Language, Gegen, Zvuk, Veselka, Weeeirdos among those participating. Eris Drew and Octo Octa will also present their T4T LUV NRG label and collective this year.

The first line-up announcement features Juliana Huxtable, DJ Nobu, Lakuti, Peach, Byron Yeates, Bored Lord, Angel D'Lite, Chippy Nonstop, Shy One, Musclecars, Nazira, Saoirse, SHERELLE, Hyperaktivist and DJ AYA. More names will be revealed as the event approaches.

1,000 tickets will be available in the community tier, which are discounted for would-be punters experiencing financial hardship. 150 free tickets (with other costs covered) will also available via an application process for WHOLE community members who "face economic barriers based on their identity or presentation".

In 2022, Marke Bieschke dove in WHOLE's return after a pandemic-caused two-year hiatus and spoke to Nsasi, Authentically Plastic, Nazira and about the global queer celebration. Revisit the account here.

See the line-up so far via Instagram.