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Addictedtoedm / Louis Blanc

Festivalgoers on the iconic CTM Festival in Berlin, Germany, have been quite vocal in regard to an ice rink on the venue. At first, the ice rink was supplied to attendees as an opportunity to “observe your ice dancing expertise to eclectic and free-­roaming DJ units”. Skatebård, DJ Occult and Rabih Beaini are among the many artists scheduled to play on the competition over the approaching days. Unfortunately, the idea isn’t dwelling as much as its hype – largely on account of its design.

To many individuals’s disappointment, the ice rink was underwhelming and considered a merciless joke till they had been reassured tat this was the one ice rink. Instead of a big, spacious rink, ticket holders described the rink as too small and cramped. Additionally, it was reported that the competition was operating out of skates to lease. To make issues even worse, the “ice rink” was not even made out of actual ice!

Berghain Festivalgoers Disappointed with Fake "Ice" Skating RinkYes, you learn that appropriately. The so-called “ice rink” is definitely comprised of artificial ice. If you’ve ever been on artificial ice, you could take into account defending these which might be pissed off as a result of it’s removed from the true deal. CTM Festival confirmed on Facebook that the ice rink was, in reality, artificial ice – however they did clarify that they’ve alerted the provider that “it doesn’t work because it was marketed to us”.

While changing the rink is out of the image for this 12 months, promoters have bought extra skates for individuals to make use of. We’re certain just a little artificial ice is not going to smash the CTM Festival’s 20th anniversary however will act as a operating joke sooner or later. CTM Festival runs by Sunday, February third: Check out their official web page for more information here.

Words by Louis Blanc
Music Editor