Now is the time to make your voice heard – Berlin live events go online

I’m not going to begin to say, in any way at all, that the corona virus that we’re dealing with has anything good about it. But it’s also true that every crisis that happens brings something positive with it. Whether it’s triumphing through adversity or tough conditions bringing out the best in people – even…

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Fete de la Musique 2020 has a new focus district – and this year it’s Berlin Mitte!

Even though March has only just been born, we’re already looking forward to the middle of the summer, and while the winter winds have been whipping around outside, we’ve been hard at work, like a bunch of squirrels who’ve got the seasons the wrong way round. The Fete de la Musique is always timed to…

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Adelle Nqeto on her Fête experiences – in Africa and Europe

I’ve had the privilege of getting to take part in 3 editions of Fête de la Musique in 3 different cities, namely- Pretoria, Johannesburg (South Africa), and Berlin. All 3 of these experiences were completely unique celebrations of music within a city. In 2015, Pretoria’s edition blocked off a few streets in a suburb close…

FETE Berlin Podcast: Björn Döring – curator of the Fête shows us what goes on behind the scene

Say hallo to the Fête de la Musique Spotify podcast! Yes folks it’s all happening here. This episode features the curator of the FETE Berlin since 2018, Björn Döring, chatting to Noel Maurice of Berlin blog indieBerlin. While you’re in the podcast mood, don’t forget to check out our other podcast episodes: whereas in 2018…

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Fête de la Musique joins 75 festivals for We Vote For Europe

The Fête de la Musique is all about inclusion, togetherness, cultures mixing and mashing it up, no borders and general hugs and cuddles. Which is, as we see it, what the European project is also all about (especially the hugs and cuddles). We don’t want borders, we don’t want drawbridges being drawn up, we don’t…

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The Crooked head straight for the Fete: Interview with touring Toronto rock band

The Crooked are a Toronto-based alternative rock band. Formed from four people with migration backgrounds, it was in Canada that they found each other and a common love for their particular brand of rock music. We talk to Neelesh, a Londoner who lived four years in Berlin as a musician and music journalist before relocating to…

It’s down to the wire! Choose 2 of the last 4 songs and have your say in what Germany sings on 21.6!

I’m not going to rant, honest I’m not, but I mean really It’s the 21st Century, we’re an inch from fulfilling youthful fantasies like flying cars and people living on Mars; not to mention having our own handheld comm devices like on Star Trek back in the day, and all you hear when you turn…

Treptow-Köpenick chosen as district in focus for the Fête de la Musique 2019

Since 1995 the Fête de la Musique has been taking place each year in Berlin, on the 21st of June, the day that marks the beginning of summer. As of 2018, we choose a particular district each year as our ‘focus district’. Although the Fête has been going in Berlin for a while now, a…

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