Now this is an idea we can get behind.
Following the closure of the city’s venues last Friday in response to the coronavirus, Berlin’s clubs have come together to launch a joint streaming platform, in collaboration with ARTE Concert, to keep the party going. 🙂
The streaming programme at www.unitedwestream.berlin commences at 7pm each day from 18 March, and will see DJ sets, live music performances, presentations and movies celebrating Berlin’s club culture.
The #UnitedWeStream platform has been developed as a subscription service to support the 9,000 employees affected by the closure of the city’s clubs, who together form the beating heart of the German capital.
It has been developed by the Berlin Club Commission as well as the campaign platform, Reclaim Club Culture, alongside cooperating partners ARTE, radioeins, ALEX TV, betterplace.org, SUOL and ifbbw.
Visitors to the page will be asked for a voluntarily donation and in return receive a ‘Virtual Club Ticket’. All income will flow directly to a relief fund to support clubs, event organisers and artists in need.
Clubs signed up to participate include Anomalie, Sisyphos, Griessmühle, Watergate, Tresor and Birgit & Bier, as well as many more.
As Björn Lampe, CEO of betterplace.org, which is providing the donation platform, said, “Not only do we appreciate the immediate neighbourhood of the creative scene, we are also aware of the important role it plays for the Berlin economy and especially for Berlin itself.
“In times like these, we want to stand together and are very happy to be able to support the United We Stream initiative with our fundraising platform and our charity stream tools.”