Although they formed in 1970 and its been 44 years since they released groundbreaking album Autobahn, Kraftwerk are still pushing boundaries and breaking new horizons.
On 20th July, the krautrock legends closed their set at Stuttgart’s Jazz Open festival with a collaboration that was quite literally out of the world. They were joined by German astronaut Alexander Gerst via live satellite link. Projected onto a giant screen behind them, Gerst performed the melody of Spacelab using onboard software whilst floating 250 miles above the Earth on the ISS. Watch the special moment below:
Whilst this was likely to be a one-off, there’s no doubt that Kraftwerk will be bringing their pioneering sound to Dimension’s opening concert on Wednesday 29th August with their 3-D show.
Taking place at the 2000 year old Pula Arena - one the largest remaining Roman amphitheatres still in existence - Kraftwerk launch the festival’s 2018 edition alongside Nils Frahm, Moodymann and Josey Rebelle.
With all four sides and original architecture still in place, this just might be the most unique human constructed party venue on the planet - and something that everybody should experience at least once. The ancient limestone landmark is as beautiful
Third release tickets are on sale now.