Support your local stream: The Fête de la Musique offers financial support to live streamers

We’re lending our support to streaming projects – apply now! The 21st June 2020 is going to be very different from the previous 25 summer starts. But we want to join with you in making sure that music is loud and proud in our city regardless, in making our city vibrate and to financially support…

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With music through the Corona crisis: #FETEBerlin presents the best online experiences

Life has already changed dramatically due to the coronavirus and there is not a lot to be said for the current situation. Nevertheless, every crisis also brings positive aspects. As far as Corona is concerned, the Italians singing from their balconies are a perfect example. The great wave of solidarity and mutual support has been…

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On the 21st June we will celebrate a Fête de la House-Musique

Scenery on gendarmenmarkt in Berlin - Germany

The global spread of the Coronavirus has, of course, changed everything, and we have to tell you, with a heavy heart that the Fête de la Musique 2020 will not be taking place – at least not in the form to which you are accustomed. But! We welcome and invite you to join us in…

25 years Fête de la Musique | 2020 is the 25th FETE Anniversary!

1995. Green Day and The Offspring have just brought punk kicking and screaming into the mainstream. In England, Oasis are going through the roof with ‘Morning Glory’ and Britpop is born. Hip hop is in its ‘golden era’ in the USA and hits Germany properly for the first time with the breakout success of German-language…

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Europe-wide Singalong for the Fête de la Musique: But what should we sing?

On 20 June last year, people in Berlin’s Lustgarten were part of a Europe-wide Singalong flash mob. In Germany alone, spontaneous mass vocalising took place across a number of cities. Together we sang three well-known numbers, hymns to cohesion and our communal dream of sunshiny social utopia: Beethovens’ and Schiller’s “Ode to Joy”, John Lennon’s…

Why don’t we do it in the street / a guest post by Noel Maurice, busking expert and expat

What better chance, they said, what better chance to put across that strange, small niche of knowledge that you managed to accrue while meaning to do something else entirely? Yes, it’s true that for most of my twenties and even a bit of my thirties I knew of course that I was about to be…

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What’s your Story? A chatt with a French point of view: Meet Chloé!

Since we want to know YOUR personal stories about Fête de la Musique, we search the city, we chat people up, we ask our outlandish friends and we get a pretty colourful picture. So it just happened that we chatted with Chloé who originally comes from France but has seen the Fête de la Musique…

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Your view on the Fête de la Musique, Eva and Miquel from Spain: Do you know what it’s about?

We met Eva und Miguel who are both from Spain, 21 years old and living in Berlin! We asked them about the Fête de la Musique because we’re interested in YOUR STORY and VIEW ON THINGS. Have you ever heard of the Fête de la Musique? Miguel: „No, but it sounds fun.“   What kind…

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