Feist performed with Jenny Lewis & Kings of Convenience at People Festival (watch)
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner hosted the second annual PEOPLE festival in Berlin over the weekend (August 18 & 19). Much like their streaming music platform of the same name, the festival was all about unique collaborations and encouraged attendees to just go with it:
This weekend we invite you to dive into a musical adventure beyond names and expectations. We encourage you to stay in the moment, to trust the process! We have over 160 artists participating and the chance is that you will see every single one in performance at least once. No performance will be announced so you won’t know who you are about to see until the lights come up.
Feist was one of those 160 artists, and she played with some pretty interesting guests. She reteamed with old friends Kings of Convenience, and she was also part of a folk circle that included Jenny Lewis, Luluc, and Alexi Murdoch. Video from those performances, along with video of Feist and KoC rehearsing, below.
Elsehwere at PEOPLE: Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine performed with special guests Gordi, Laura Jansen, Lisa Hannigan, and Kate Stables; Shara Nova of My Brightest Diamond led the women’s choir; Zach Condon of Beirut teamed with Kings of Convenience‘s Erlend Øye; and other folk circles that included Erlend Øye, Justin Vernon, Sam Amidon, Damien Rice, Adam Cohen and Cantus Domus, and another with Gordi, Anais Mitchell, Heather Broderick, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner, and Melissa Laveaux.
Check out a few other Instagram pics and videos from PEOPLE fest below.
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I will attempt to convey the wood and electricity detox/ alignment happening in Berlin at @37d03d with a series of photos attempting the unphotographable. This one, oops just reunited with Eirik Glambek Boe/ Kings of Convenience 17 years after the Buildup. @funkhaus_berlin stealth photo @missjessicamoss
@37d03d moments – Moved and happy surrounded by moved and happy #people. Justin wasn’t really feeling group 2 for some reason but this was perfect. Justin & #cantusdomus singing Heavenly Father a cappella in the shed. Surreal . . . #boniver #justinvernon #funkhaus #funkhausberlin #berlin #concert #show #performance #singer #choir #musician #music #live #show #intimate #concertphotography #livemusic #musicgram #musicfestival #festival #audience #37d03d #berlinlife #liveperformance #choirmusic #heavenlyfather #michelberger
It’s impossible to render the @37d03d experience correctly, but here is an attempt. 1. The women’s choir, led here by Shara Nova (@mybrightestdiamond), singing Santa Ageda while Jessica Dessner danced. (Studio 1) 2. Zach Condon of Beirut, with Erlend Øye of Kings of Convenience. (Forest stage) 3. Kjartan Sveinsson (Sigur Rós), Alex Somers and Joel Shearer, performing a meditative piece. (Sound Wall) 4. People dancing and playing the piano by the Spree #berlin #37d03d #funkhaus #sigurros #kingsofconvenience #beirut #mybrightestdiamond
Moment indescriptible ♥️ Et plein d'autres dans ce festival @37d03… Le partage et la musique avant tout, où et quand aurais-je pu voir @justinvernon, @aarondessner, @roneofficial, @woodkid, @feist, @damienrice and more entrain de partager un moment de création unique… #musiclife #peopleberlin #37d03d #funkhaus #thankyou #videooftheday #voices #damienrice #danse
Enriched and inspired. The @37d03d festival has brought us together with incredibly good artists we've worked on new music with: @gydatru @damienrice @mariam_repeatuntildeath @kjartansveinsson @we_are_stargaze @chefket #JustinVernon ( @boniver ) @mybrightestdiamond @hel.gadavis @lambchopisaband @alximrdch @brycedessner and @commandercohen . What a fantastic week! ❤ Thanks to @waldwest_ for the picture! #37d03d #festival #artists #gettogether #creativeminds #somethingoldsomethingnew #people #choir #honoured #mindblown #unforgettable