A curiosity shop…
It’s what Fête de la Musique becomes each year in Berlin on June 21st! To discover and to be discovered, to involve all districts, and to listen to as many musical genres as possible; and this aspiration will be fulfilled again this year. It begins at 4pm, indoors and outdoors, and it’s free. Unplugged music may be performed under open skies until 10pm, electrically amplified music may be performed at 114 registered locations. And for those still awake (or just getting started), the celebration will continue indoors at 10pm for Fête de la Nuit at 24 locations.
And so you can choose just what to see, here’s some of the best bands on offer in a nice youtube playlist:
Noel Maurice is one of the founders of indieberlin. Originally from the UK via a childhood in Johannesburg, he has been resident in Berlin since 1991. Describing himself as a ‘recovering musician’, he is the author of The Berlin Diaires, a trilogy detailing the East Berlin art and squat scene of the early 90s, available on Amazon and through this site.