To go to one of Frankfurt's clubs again and dance the whole everyday stress away from your soul or just celebrate with friends - this will probably remain just a pious wish for a longer time. After all, clubs are one of the last facilities that will be allowed to reopen during or after the Corona pandemic - as long as they still exist. In order to preserve the city's club scene, some of which is truly legendary, the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main network for event and club culture "Clubs am Main", with the support of the Department of Culture, is bringing the streaming platform "United We Stream" into the city.
On this platform, clubs from Frankfurt and the region broadcast live DJ sets and concerts, as well as readings, interviews and performances, on the Internet, thereby generating donations for the clubs and venues. For Ina Hartwig, head of the cultural department, this is an important step in providing help for the badly battered clubs: "Our club scene has a long tradition in Frankfurt and is an integral part of the diverse cultural landscape. The Corona crisis with its distance rules will hit the music clubs particularly hard and many people are missing the shared dance and club experience. All the more I support the strong format 'x>Ampersand</x>sbquo;United We Stream', which draws attention to the situation of the clubs in the crisis and ensures their visibility with a great program. I would like to thank the initiative Clubs am Main for their commitment and look forward to the programme", says Hartwig.
on Wednesday, 20 May, at 7 pm, the first livestream will start. Afterwards, streams will go online daily from Tuesday to Saturday from 7 to 11 pm on https://frm.unitedwestream.org.
"We are glad that in the ongoing crisis we now have a chance to bring artists and the club culture of our region back to our guests. Our live stages and music clubs are in urgent need of broad support to ensure their continued existence, so that these cultural venues will remain with us even after the pandemic," explains Matthias Morgenstern, Chairman of Clubs am Main.
Clubs, music venues and cultural venues are expressly invited to participate in the programme. The initiative has a mobile streaming set so that houses without appropriate facilities can also take part. Further information can be obtained by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
"United We Stream" found its beginning in Berlin, where music clubs moved their parties to the Internet with high-quality image and sound transmissions shortly after the lockdown. The format has since been adapted worldwide. United We Stream Frankfurt/Rhine-Main is not only based on the artistic and technical quality of the Berlin original, but also on its example of social responsibility. So if you want to support your favourite club, you should definitely check out the streaming platform, join the party at home and make a substantial donation!