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Berlin welcomes summer with Fête de la Musique – June 2017

Fête de la Musique Berlin has definitely become one of the most exciting events in Berlin. Every year, on June 21st, berliners and visitors gather around a number of venues, parks, bars, and even on the streets to celebrate the arrival of summer with various live musical acts. Talented musicians, bands, orchestras, choirs, soloists and DJs of every style imaginable take over the city and deliver a truly unforgetable experience.

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Photo from Fête de La Musique Berlin’s Facebook Page

AND IT’S ALL FREE! That’s right. That speaks to the spirit of the festival, with its origins in France. The festival was founded by Jock Lang, the French Minister of Culture in 1982. Berlin hosted the first Fête de la Musique in 1995 and it is now one of the most exciting and significant music festivals in the city.

There are over 100 Fête de la Musique participating venues (outdoors and indoors) in the most central Berlin neighborhoods. Finding the place that suits your taste can be quite a challenge if you don’t do your homework (I myself hardly ever plan ahead…shame on me). So check out the 2017 full program HERE. You can even get specific information on the artists and search by neighborhood or type of event.

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Photo from Fête de La Musique Berlin’s Facebook Page

However, if you are like me, and enjoy exploring the city aimlessly, it might also pay off to just walk around town and follow the sounds! You are in for a few great surprises. I am particularly fond of the day program. In fact, open air events happen from 4PM until 10PM only. After that, the party moves indoors and the night program starts with no time to end. It is Berlin after all!

Enjoy! I know I will. ; )

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Photo from Fête de La Musique Berlin’s Facebook Page




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