The 2019 festival

was located at the legendary Ferropolis – City of Iron, near Gräfenhainichen (around 140km south of Berlin).

PETROLETTES’ program was stuffed with a wide range of highlights including different talks by Lea Rieck (book presentation: ‘Sag dem Abenteur ich komme’), Sylvia Müller (co-founder of and workshops by Tina Meier (Daka Rally pilot) and Astrid Althoff (Motorradfrau), a festival marketplace, a tattoo both and a massage tent.

Let us introduce 2019’s fun facts: motorcycle carousel and dunk-tank by Bulleit Whiskey.

Every morning Charlotte Messerschmidt (Schwarzes Yoga) held her moto-yoga practice at the beach.

As every year, we hosted a big ride-out and of course our sprint race.

This year’s musical program included Swedish hard rock band Thundermother, Swisss blues rock band Velvet Two Stripes and Berlin’s very own alternative rock 24/7 Diva Heaven.

Djs and our all-stars: Lady Nico, Lula Rose

Performances by the Dutch Princess Of DOOM – Princess Tweedle Needle and the indisputable Air Guitar Champion from Finland – Evilyn Frantic.

Fireshow by Valentina DeMonia, Princess Tweedle Needle and Evilyn Frantic.


Ducati Motor Deutschland, BMW Werk Berlin, Nolan Helmets



Marshall Headphones, helmade


Market Place:

Bad and Bold, Bowtex, Nina Rengas, Bikers and Babes , Kathrin Schüller Schmuckdesign

illustration by Irene Kotnik


photos by Caylee Hankins, Beate Dodeck, Domitilla Quadrelli Leoni, Patricia Sevilla Ciordia


camera by Jenny Gärtner, Louise Osborne • edit by Irene Kotnik