We’re looking forward to another scorchio summer in the city thanks to its burgeoning and ever-engaging music scene and Summer of Berlin program.
The music never stops in Berlin - not just techno either, although there’s certainly plenty of that. These days the city reverberates to a broad array of sounds, from the underground to the urbane, the fun and friendly to the fiery and theatrical…
You can take the opportunity to meet some locals at Kreuzberg’s annual Bergmannstrasse party (June 29th – July 1st), where you can indulge in a heady mix of music (especially jazz), theatre, food stalls and handicrafts around the Mehringdamm, Zossener Strasse area. Or alternatively, explore Muslim culture (July 20th - August 19th) during Die Nächte des Ramadan (The Night Of Ramadan), which offers insights via concerts, performances, readings, films, discussions and activities for children.
Live music fans will love the Orwohaus Festival. With over 100 rehearsal spaces and studios and the capacity to facilitate some 700 musicians, the ORWOhaus is “Europe's largest music factory”, and opens its doors wide on July 7th for an annual festival throwdown that features several indoor and outdoor stages and a range of local and international artists.
Pop, rock and techno fans will be wanting to visit in September when the Berlin Music Week kicks off (5th-9th). A large amount of concerts will take place across 15 venues, as well as rooftop gigs, Club Xberg, showcases, lectures, workshops, receptions, delegate lunches, speed meetings in pedalo boats and even cross golf throughout the city. The Club Night (September 9th-10th) allows visitors to sample the best of the city’s electronic music scene over two nights with one ticket, with a selection of DJs and acts playing across 30 top venues from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
Finally, between the 10th and 14th October, jazz aficionados can attend the 16th edition of Jazz Meeting Berlin, whose theme is “Music and Migration: A European Jazz Odyssey”. Over five days, artists and bands from the national and international European jazz scene, including Armenia’s Nesin Howhanesijan Trio and Simin Tander from Afghanistan, will bring a host of sounds ranging from Balkan rhythms to Far East jazz.
Like we said…scorchio!