How to take part in the Fête de la Musique: Misconceptions and Truths

The Fête de la Musique has been going on in Berlin for a number of years now, and if you’re close to it, it’s easy to get into the habit of assuming that everyone – meaning musicians and artistically active people who might want to take part in it – are equally clued in about…

The #FETE is for everyone: Fête de la Musique cooperates with pinc music

Everyone’s welcome at the Fête de la Musique. But for some music fans the barriers might be higher than for others. We want to overcome these barriers, and overcome them together with you: we want to make our concerts more inclusive. That’s why we work with the experts: Handiclapped – Kultur Barrierefrei e.V. – is…

Max Schmeling Halle: groundbreaking Green Globe-certified venue does everything right

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The Max Schmeling concert and events venue situated on the border between Wedding and Prenzlauerberg has long been recognised as a leading light in Berlin’s push towards more sustainability in live events. The roof surfaces of the large event hall with space for 12,000 people are largely planted with grass, helping it to blend in…

The Yaam is a great example of sustainable event strategy

Yaam has been an integral part of Berlin’s club scene for 25 years. After stints at various addresses, the “Young African Art Market” is now based at the Schillingbrücke at Ostbahnhof in a huge concrete hall. Due to the great ceiling height and the consequently huge air volumes, the non-profit association decided on a gas-fired…

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A vision of a greener Fête: a chance for a new beginning

When the world locked down, some people spoke of a chance for a new beginning. We were all forced to stop, take a breath (a long one) and reconsider the world, and how we – individually and as a society – make our way in and  through it. Now, a year later, as the prospect…

Dussmann: The Kulturkaufhaus has long been a partner of the Fete, and this year is no different

This year as in previous years, Dussmann, the ‘Kulturkaufhaus’ in the Friedrichstrasse, is enthusiastically taking part in what is set to be a riotiously diverse and exciting online Fete de la (Haus) Musique. Dussmann, apart from being one of the city’s best-known and most-loved places to not only browse and buy books, CDs and similar,…