Every month, the Forward Magazine brings you a selection of musical gems hand-picked by friends, musicians, speakers of the Forward Festival, and many more. The 33rd edition is a very special one curated by the Forward-Team celebrating to be back to life.


What a year this has been! Ever since we told 2020 goodbye we have spent months in lockdown, we have seen the world being shut down again, we have struggled being separated from one another and stuck at home office. But we have also experienced so many opportunities to evolve, to grow bigger and to keep pushing. Moving forward is in our nature and so we did what we do best and pushed further. After Forward’s first all-digital event this March we were thrilled to have a hybrid version of the Hamburg Festival and to see you in person. Now it’s time to say: We back!


(c) Maša Stanic


With our Berlin premiere happening in September and the big comeback at Gartenbaukino in Vienna we have two major events planned and cannot wait to reconnect the creative scene with actual physical human experiences! To celebrate the revival of our new normal and the upcoming Festivals, the Forward Team has selected some fine tunes to get you in a party mood. The playlist (more like a 5-hours Boilerroom-type set) unites a wide range of house, rap and disco to absolute classics from the likes of Abba, Falco, Whitney Houston – and of course Soul II Soul!



Join us and our speakers on the dancefloor at the Forward Festivals Berlin on September 17th and in Vienna on October 7th – 8th alongside speaker highlights such as Martha Cooper, Stefan Sagmeister, Nicole McLaughlin, Martin Parr, Amir Kassaei, Annie Atkins, Eike König & many more!