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Berlin hosts a multitude of music festivals for a wide variety of tastes

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Music awards and trade fairs

  • The Music Clip Awards, Germany's first music video prizes, have been presented since 2000
  • The first Echo Awards for entertainment music were presented in Berlin in 2001

250 event venues of all sizes (selection)

  • 4 opera houses
  • 4 musical or revue theaters
  • 2 large outdoor stages (Waldbühne, with a capacity of 22,000 spectators, and the Freilichtbühne Wuhlheide, with a capacity of 18,000 patrons)
  • New outdoor venue at the site of the former Tempelhof airport.
  • Olympic Stadium with 76,000 seats
  • Numerous concert halls, such as
    - Columbiahalle (capacity of 7,000),
    - Arena (capacity of 7,500),
    - ICC (capacity of 9,000) and over 250 clubs from the Roter Salon to the jazz cellar Quasimodo
  • 150 stages and theaters
  • Unique locations for special events (such as record release parties), from Bunker to Café Moskau
  • Mercedes-Benz Arena with a capacity of up to 17,000 patrons