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 we featured soul singer Fettsum, last week we posted the Köpenicker rapper Romano chatting with the Berlin indie queen Kitty Solairs, comparing their different experiences of Berlin; not only these days but through the 90s and zeroes too. Romano is of course the ambassador for this year’s focus district, that being none other than Treptow-Köpenick.
Today we feature a conversation between Björn Döring and Noel Maurice
Noel is co-founder and chief editor of the blog, PR agency and label indieBerlin. Björn has quite a history, having worked in the organisation of the Fête way back in 2008, before doing other things in the intervening ten years. Björn is part of the fabric of Berlin’s independent music scene; he’s been bouncing around this city for so long, doing so many things, that it’s difficult to imagine independent Berlin without him. Previously a musician and music journalist, he moved into event organisation with – you guessed it – the Fête de la Musique in 2008, before running Pop d’ Europe and Berlin Music Week among a host of others, as well as promoting events with his agency Büro Döring.
Have a listen to Björn and Noel comparing memories of Fêtes past and present, as well as their own experiences of the last dozen years of the Berlin music scene.