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Berlin's Watergate Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Aug 26, 2022

Melisa Yuriar

2 min read

Renowned Berlin mainstay Watergate will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month, with exclusive commemorative items, showcases, events, and festivities to commence leading into the end of the year.

An iconic venue for locals and the international music community, Watergate has announced several events, a vinyl compilation, and a fashion collaboration to commemorate 20 years of music, parties, and culture.

Watergate OPEN AIR, Goodby Production

The esteemed venue will be hosting a Watergate 20-year showcase at three locations this summer, beginning with the W Algarve in Albufeira, Portugal. This vibrant coastal city has a busy nightlife strip and has become a popular holiday destination. Headliners include Hamburg DJ Matthias Meyer, maximal house DJ Kristin Velvet, and Hyenah.

Next, Watergate residents will take over the Tanzhaus West nightclub in Frankfurt, Germany on September 3. Artists headlining the special 20th-anniversary event include Anja Schneider, Ede, Extrawelt, Jamiie, and Matthias Meyer.

Watergate OPEN AIR, Goodby Production

The third showcase this summer takes place at SAGE, a beach bar, and cultural center in Sage Beach, Berlin. The celebration, OPEN AIR 2.0, will see performances by the club’s residents Ede and Jamiie once more as well as DJEFF, Gheist, and JOPLYN.

Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Acid Pauli, and Solomun are slated to play the club in October while a collaborative fashion endeavor from Irie Daily that “matches the club's culture” is set to launch the same month. It will offer an "old-school club tracksuit,” as well as hoodies, T-shirts, and other stylish, commemorative accessories.

Watergate OPEN AIR, Goodby Production

A special triple gatefold vinyl, aptly named 'Watergate 20 Years’, will be released by the imprint in November. The selections will span artists from within the in-house label, featuring 20 exclusive tracks by artists which include Solomun, Anja Schneider, Adana Twins, Joplyn, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, and Extrawelt.

Tickets to the 20th-anniversary showcase events and more information about the upcoming festivities are available on the venue’s official website now.

Watergate OPEN AIR, Goodby Production

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