Berlin government funded 40 clubs for ‘Day of Club Culture’

Updated: Feb 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the live music industry, many clubs and music venues had to close down and more will most likely follow. In an effort to save some of its most iconic clubs, the Berlin government has given 40 clubs a €10.000 grant during the “Tag Der Clubkultur” aka “Day of Club Culture.” Which was organised to celebrate Berlin's club culture.

The Berghain, one of Berlin's most iconic clubs.

Berlin is widely known as one of the nightclub capitals of the world, especially for those who are into Techno music. Berlin's clubs attract thousands of tourists every year, making it not only an important cultural aspect of Berlin, but also an important source of income for the people living in Berlin and its local government. But now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many clubs are losing money and are on the brink of closing down.

To celebrate the club culture in Berlin, the Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer, alongside Clubcomission Berlin, organized the Tag Der Clubkultur. On this day, a number of different clubs, like Paloma, Golden Gate, Chocolates and a few well known event organising collectives like QueerBerg and Freak De L’ Afrique organized different outdoor events. The lucky ones that visited these events were allowed to dance and party, as long as they respected social distancing rules.

The local Berlin government also gave 40 different clubs a grant of 10.000 euros in hopes of keeping their doors open. It's good to see the local government recognising how important the clubbing scene is for Berlin and trying to keep clubs alive, but unfortunately a lot more money and other forms of help are needed to keep the dying nightlife scene alive during this ongoing pandemic.


Source: Dancing Astronaut