Every year at the beginning of summer on 21 June is the Fête de la Musique – the festival of music – the Worldwide Music Day. What began in 1982 with the idea of then French Minister of Culture Jack Lang, a few power outlets and plenty of musical idealism in Paris, has long since evolved into a global and popular event.
Meanwhile, Fête de la Musique connects people in 540 cities worldwide, including 300 in Europe (47 in Germany). You can listen to music of all styles, free to the public, thanks to all the bands, orchestras, choirs and soloists that occur on that day without pay.
Starting at 4pm, there will be lots of stages all over the city with Music of all kinds. So let us show you some of our favorite stages.
1. Red Bull Music Academy Stage at “Mauerpark”
The Mauerpark is just a 15 minutes walk from the Hostel.
Acts: 16:00 DJ (live), 16:30 Sizarr (indie-pop), 17:40 Brandt Brauer Frick feat. Beaver Sheppard (live-techno), 19:00 Jessy Lanza (r&b-electro), 20:15 Caribou (indie-electronica), 21:30 DJ Taso (juke & footwork), 21:30 DJ Spinn (juke & footwork)
2. Abgedreht rockt Friedrichshain “Karl-Marx-Allee 140″
Its just a few stops by Metro and S-Bahn, like 20 minutes, right in the heart of Friedrichshain.
Acts: 16:00 Johnnie Rook (punkrock), 17:00 Supersighco (jb-streetcore), 18:00 Arsen (multikulturelle beatmusik), 19:00 Kietzkeime (folkpunk), 20:00 Arthur & the Spooner`s (ska), 21:00 Fußball-WM (), 23:00 Dj hexx (finest 80`s punk and wave)
3. Caribbean Splash ” Seestraße 80″
to get here use the “U2″ to Alexanderplatz, there you catch the “U8″ towards Wittenau and get off at “Osloer Straße” Its a 200 meter walk from there. Ask at the reception for better directions …
16:00 Pfefferwerk Dancehall Class (dancehall), 16:30 Count Shortleg (reggae, calypso, soca), 17:15 Soca Band Berlin (calypso, soca), 17:55 Barney Millah (reggae, calypso, soca), 18:00 POOL: CaribbMoves Show Class (fitness), 18:55 King Kong Disko (calypso, soca), 20:25 Soca Twins (calypso, soca), 23:00 Schoki (reggae, calypso, soca), 00:30 silverback crew (reggae, calypso, soca), 02:00 frank feuer (calypso, soca), 03:30 Everything is Possible (reggae, calypso, soca))
4. Frannz Sommergarten “Kulturbrauerei”
Just a 15 minute walk from the Hostel
Acts: 16:00 Swing Dance Intro mit Swing Patrol Berlin (swing), 16:15 Careless Cats (swing), 17:30 Christis Swing Band(e) (heißer jazz manouche), 18:30 Swing Dance Outro mit Swing Patrol Berlin (swing), 21:00 Fußball-WM ()
5. Reuterkiezbühne “Weserstraße 10 / Neukölln”
The closest station to this stage is U-Bahn “Hermannplatz”. Take the “U2″ to Alexanderplatz and then catch the “U8″ to Hermannplatz. Ask at the reception if you need more Info…
Acts: 16:00 Anmoderation von Johnny Koschnick (), 16:15 Ray Mann Three (soul), 17:15 The Implements (funk), 18:30 Disco Love Machine (new wave), 19:45 Ben Hamilton (singersongwriter), 21:00 Eat Lipstick (electro, punk, glam), 22:00 Kafvka (crossover), 23:00 Hit Ya Wit Dat (soul, funk, r&b)
These are just a few options. On Saturday there will be sooooo many Stages and Clubs that offer special “Fete de la Musique” events. It would be to much to show all of them here.
So for all the events happening on Saturday just check out the official website of “Fete de la Musique”
Have a fantastic weekend!!