A new contact tracing app for clubs has launched in Berlin to meet new government requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Closecontact is a contact tracing app developed by a group of engineers, lawyers and designers from the music tech industry, alongside a handful of Berlin clubs, to allow venues to temporarily register visitors.
Berghain is hosting limited-capacity “sound exhibitions”.
The Berlin club announced in March that they would be suspending "self-produced" events taking place, including Panoramabar and Säule, until 20th April surrounding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
While the pandemic escalated, Berghain's doors remained closed to the public, but have now re-opened for limited-capacity exhibitions. The first show, titled Eleven songs -- Hall at Berghain, is the brainchild of artistic duo Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl.
A COVID-19 spread-prevention experiment is set to take place at a 4000-capacity indoor concert next month.
The project, dubbed Restart-19, will take place at a stadium in Leipzig in August, and the experiment will cost just shy of €1million. The organisers have said that the project will help “identify a framework” for how larger events could be held “without posing a danger for the population” post-September 2020.
Mannheim's Time Warp has been forced to cancel its 2020 edition as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a post shared on social media, the festival's organisers said: "Unfortunately, the developments on the coronavirus have seen drastic change here in German in the past 48 hours. We are very sad to tell you that today the administration of the city of Mannheim has informed us due to the decree from today (Thursday 12th March 2020) that Time Warp DE on 4th April 2020 cannot happen and is prohibited."
Legendary techno festival Time Warp is making its return to Germany, locking in a who's-who list of DJs including Sven Väth, Laurent Garnier and The Black Madonna.
Landing in Mannheim on April 4th 2020, the single-day event has long boasted jaw-dropping production and an enviable line-up of electronic icons, as well as dance music's contemporary stars.
Mathew Jonson and KiNK are billed for live sets, while other DJs confirmed include Charlotte de Witte, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Amelie Lens, Dax J.
Last week, Tresor owner Dmitri Hegemann teased details of a new club opening in a basement space in his birth region of Westphalia, northwestern Germany.
Now, the founder has revealed more details about the new venue, tentatively named Tresor.West, including its location in Dortmund.
A new photo book documents the 1990s Berlin techno scene.