What’s Up Weekend? 28 – 4 June


It’s another short working week with a holiday on Thurs – which obviously means an excuse for an extra night/day of partying. Why you compress all of your holidays into one month Germany?!

Carrying on from last week, Berlin-based bakers of British pies, Pieoneers, will be bringing you What’s Up Weekend again this week. To recap – Pieoneers are a UK-raised team bringing savoury pork pies (and Scotch Eggs!) to the DE Haupstadt – and specifically, to your door (seriously – we’re talking home delivery here). If you’ve ever searched for a savoury pie here you’ll know that A) they’re not really a thing and B) the average German is baffled by the concept, which is where Pieoneers step in. Supply and education – they’re good to us! Products infos over here and FREE PIE HAMPER COMPETITION below.

Below are some of the events we are recommending for the week ahead in Berlin. Each of them is either highlighted with a:

Bron loves it! – more electronic, than not.
Lucy loves it! – more indie boy band/ pop vibes/ not techno.
Everyone loves it! – 2.5 words: shit’s ACE

***DISCLAIMER: these aren’t the only discos that are going on – they are just the ones that stand out.


PANORAMA BAR – Bron loves it!

Not one for taking risks? Here’s a pretty highly guaranteed good time. While Berghain will remain closed, the smaller floor opens it’s doors this Himmelfahrt Eve for ‘Your Only Friend’ and has invited along some party-starting masters to get you moving. Leading the charge will be long-standing acid house pioneer DJ Pierre, performing both a DJ set and live as Phuture 303 (we can’t tell if this also includes Phuture group member Spanky. Anyone?). Flying the Innervisions flag will be Berlin’s much-loved Sohn, Dixon, joined by fellow Deutscher and Running Back boss Gerd Janson. Pack your Sonnenbrillen – with Dixon on at 06:30 you’ll want to stay ’till stumps.


Also worth checking out:


CHESTERS – LAX w/ Anthony Naples, Mix Mup – MEHR INFOS

SALON ZUR WILDEN RENATE – Lowtec, Derek Plaisaiko, Max Graef – MEHR INFOS

RITTER BUTZKE – De:Bug Finale w/ Modeselektor (DJ), Robag Wruhme, Siriusmo, Shed –   MEHR INFOS


LEHRTER SIEBZEHN – Everybody loves it!

Mixing things up this Feierabend is ‘unrender #2’, a live / interactive visual showcase looking to treat both your eyes and ears. Hosted by CDM (Create Digital Music/Motion) and Lehrter Siebzehn (a project space in Mitte) this evening will feature a handful of Berlin-based artists covering live audiovisual performances and installations – which might look a little something like this, their event first edition from earlier this year. Kicking off at 20:00 and running until 02:00 there’s a long list of clever types involved, check them out over here. And extra bonus – this one’s frei/kostenlos/gratis! Wir sind da.


Also worth checking out:

STATTBAD – Grounded Theory w/ Tommy Four Seven, Teste (live), Sigha – MEHR INFOS

YAAM – 2 Years We Boogie / New Yaam Opening w/ Jimmy Edgar, Alizzz, DJ Paypal – MEHR INFOS

URBAN SPREE – UnReal presents Young Echo – MEHR INFOS


CHESTERS – Everybody loves it!

Fancy a little taste of Scandinavian electronic flavours this Samstag abend? Elk Elk debuts tonight at Chesters, and is a night curated by Dj Nibc and VINNY VILLBASS – two key players in the Scandi electronic scene (Swedish and Norwegian respectively), now based in Berlin. For this first edition they’ll be kicking things off with a concert from 22:00, from Norway’s Sprutbass (sample here) and Ole Torjus (who you can also catch at Berlin Midsommar next month). This will be followed by DJ sets from the party-starters themselves and a live set from Sweden’s Hans Berg. It should all be very ear-pleasing – we’ll be there, come and say hej!


Our friends at Nordic by Nature – purveyors of all things good and Nordic in the music Welt – have kindly given us a handful of double passes to give away. That’s you, a mate and an evening of Scandi feel good for frei – life’s good hey! To win, simply email bron@lucyvstheglobe.com with the subject line ELK ELK by 16:00 this Samstag. Einfach!


Also worth checking out:


BERGHAIN/PANORAMA BAR Oliver Deutschmann, Steffi, Martyn, Basic Soul Unit – MEHR INFOS

STATTBAD – Moerbeck, Jennifer Cardidni, Paula Temple – MEHR INFOS


Did you catch Pieoneers Pie Sunday? Have you tapped into their offer of a free pie with your order? WANT TO WIN A PIE HAMPER? Those lovely Pieoneers people have kindly offered up some of their tasty pastry morsels for us to give away, which will include: 2 x pork pies, 2 x pie of your choice and a scotch egg of your choosing too. That’s a seriously lecker good time for you and some friends right there (no judgement either if you choose not to share).

To win:

1. Flick this post a like (up the top or right below you here, options!)

2. Head to the Facebook page

3.. Click on the Pieoneers Giveaway app (the one with all the pies, obvs) & follow ze steps.

4. While you’re here, go give Pieoneers some love too :-* (Updates surrounding Pies – what’s not to love?)

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About BRON

Bron writes on all things techno. If there's a party at the club, she is probably there - with fiddy and all the gang. She also likes gluten free bread (because she can't eat wheat) and wine.