Jimi Hendrix and the Love&Peace Festival

30 Oct 2012 – 10 Jan 2013

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Berlin, Germany


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Photographs by Frauke Bergemann in the context of the European Month of Photography Berlin


In 1970, thousands of music enthusiasts flocked to the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn in the hope of a German Woodstock. But incessant rain and storms prevented some of the famous bands on the bill from appearing. The presence of motorcycle gangs from Hamburg as self-appointed security staff not only frightened guests at the entrances but also put pressure on the organisers. When Jimi Hendrix finally appeared on the final day, in bright sunshine — for his last concert before his death a week later in London — all the annoyances became irrelevant, and the trip to the island remains an unforgettable musical experience for most of those who attended. Frauke Bergemann presents previously unpublished photos that bring the historic event to life and offer insights into the reality of the German hippie movement. LOCATION: Stralauer Allee 3, 12045 Berlin Special event on the occasion of Jimi Hendrix´ 70th birthday: 27.11.2012, 7pm CONCERT: THE PLASTIC VOODOO BAND (Berlin) & FILM: Jimi & das Fehmarn Festival (GER 2010, 89 min, by Rasmus Gerlach, Wolfgang Neitzel, Paul Kulms) Curated by Nicole F. Loeser and presented in cooperation of WHITECONCEPTS and nhow Gallery

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