BMW's Classic Pure & Crafted Motorcycle Event Nears

Bikers around the world have an eye towards Germany as a classic motorcycle event prepares to bring its unique take to our two-wheeled world.

Pure&Crafted Festival will celebrate its third edition at the Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg in Berlin from August 26-27. Presented by BMW Motorrad, the unique festival not only takes place at a new location but boasts a first-class program as well: the US band Interpol headlines the festival with one of its rare Germany shows. The group will perform 'Turn on the Bright Lights' in its entirety to mark the album's 15th anniversary.

Will Toledo alias Car Seat Headrest, RAZZ, Kytes, and PICTURES, Giant Rooks, ABAY, The Dead Lovers and The Rob Ryan Roadshow have also confirmed appearances.

The custom bike scene is an integral part of the festival. Hand-picked workshops and dealers will present their artful bikes in the open-air Wheels Area. Alongside passionate custom workshops like Krautmotors, Berham Customs, Urban Motor and Berlin's very own horse-powered, women only motorcycle club, The Curves, the legendary Motodrom will return, continuing its legacy not with two or three, but with four sensational BMW R 25/0 bikes simultaneously taking on the 'Wall of Death'.

From the traditional rally fair of BMW Werk Berlin will delicately pimping attendees rides with hand-drawn lining to cutting edge virtual test rides using 'Eye-Ride' goggles are all on tap for Pure&Crafted Festival. Organizers even have offerings for children with events such as the 'Spielmobil', an adventurous kids area in which the bravest little daredevils can pass the Pure&Crafted drivers test by taking on a special kids parcour.

An outdoor area, the General Store located at the architecturally impressive Maschinenhaus, gives riders the opportunity to add a custom touch to their ride. From the finest leather goods to high-quality textiles to must-haves for any biker, exhibitors like Blaumann Jeanshosen, Red Wing Shoes, Leevenstein, Gestalten, Süssmädchen will all be available.

The Pure&Crafted Festival will take place at the Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg in Berlin from August 26-27.

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