The Third European Club Night coincides with the celebrations marking 20 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain and the 5th anniversary of the subsequent enlargement of the EU to include our eastern neighbours and partners. This subject will be examined in the short film "Sternentanz" (Star Dance) by Berlin multimedia artist Danielle de Picciotto, which will launch the Club Night in the Kesselhaus on Friday, 24 April.
From 11 p.m. on 24 April, the third European Club Night will see the club sounds of all EU member states pulsate on the dancefloors of some 27 Berlin clubs. Well over 100 live acts from across the continent will take clubbers on a trip through the diverse European music scene and will bring a bit of European lifestyle and flair to Berlin.
The European Club Night was organized for the first time in 2007. That year, which marked the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, Federal Foreign Office staff had the idea of bringing Europe closer to young people with the help of music. The European Club Night is brought to you by the Club Commission Berlin in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office, and enjoys the support of the embassies, cultural institutes and music export agencies of the 27 EU member states.
On Thursday, 23 April, Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will inspect a Berlin bus painted in the Club Night colours in the Protocol Courtyard of his Ministry. The bus is one of several that are currently being used on central routes in the city and which bear the logo of this year's European Club Night: "Welcome to the Club: 5 years since EU enlargement – 5 years of new horizons".