Berlin clubs could reopen indoors this weekend for those who have received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination or have recently recovered from the illness (and therefore have natural antibodies), according to the city's Clubcommission.
Berlin is the latest major nightlife destination to announce a resumption of indoor music events with dancing. The decision was made following a court ruling to overturn laws imposing heavy restrictions on clubs and other venues. Crucially, though, the decision only relates to those who have been vaccinated or have recently recovered from COVID-19.
Berlin venue Arena is hosting three vaccination parties next week.
The parties are scheduled for 9th, 11th and 13th August, and will include sets from a number of Berlin-based DJs, such as Nick Höppner, Tama Sumo, Hennig Baer and Sammy Dee. Arena, a large, multi-room space, has been in use as a vaccination centre since December.
Berlin's Senate Department for Culture and Europe is launching a trial initiative to test the viability of allowing indoor club events to start up again in the city.
Berlin club Revier Südost is launching an event series for beginner DJs.
The club, which is the new project of the team behind the now closed Griessmühle venue, will host six Newcomer Days in August, in collaboration with Musicboard Berlin. They will run on Saturdays and Sundays from 14th August to 29th August.
Berghain has announced a three-day livestream with its in-house label Ostgut Ton.
Filmed in the legendary Berlin club's concert room, Halle, a 19-hour programme of DJ sets will be broadcast from 28th July.
A new lakeside venue is set to open in Berlin.
Based in Wedding, a locality in the central borough of Mitte, Plötze is an open-air venue promising a sandy dance floor, a customised reggae soundsystem, and the opportunity for attendees to take a dip in the nearby Plötzensee lake.
Berlin's Love Parade is set to host a “fundraver” live stream for its 2022 event.
After coronavirus restrictions forced the team to cancel this year's event, organisers announced in January that it will return in a new, not-for-profit guise, Rave the Planet, in July 2022.
Berlin is set to ease coronavirus restrictions on its nightclubs this week.