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Gamescom 2020 cancelled, replaced with online event

April 16, 2020

Gamescom, the largest video games convention in the world, will not take place this year. The decision to cancel the 2020 event comes after the German government announced a ban on all major events until August 31. Gamescom was scheduled for August 22-24, meaning it only just fell within the bounds of the event ban. […]

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Interview: DOBBY talks about bringing Indigenous hip hop to Europe at Reeperbahn 2019

October 7, 2019

We sat backstage at The Aussie BBQ in Hamburg, Germany last month with Australia’s up-and-coming Indigenous hip hop artist DOBBY to talk about his time in Europe in 2019 and bringing his unique brand of Indigenous Hip Hop to Europe. This is not the first time the talented musician has been to Europe this year, […]

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Interview: Press Club’s Natalie Foster reflects on her European injury while at Reeperbahn; talks the “joy” of Wasted Energy

October 2, 2019

Last month, Melbourne rockers Press Club were travelling around Europe, and lead singer Natalie Foster suffered an injury during their set. They powered through – but by the end of the tour, the hardened musician was forced to cancel the band’s final show of their European tour, in the city of Groningen, Netherlands. We sat […]

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Interview: Winterbourne on touring Europe, their debut Echo of Youth and tips for bands playing industry festivals like Reeperbahn

October 1, 2019

Hot off the heels of the release of their debut album Echo of Youth, we sat backstage at The Aussie BBQ during Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany with Aussie group Winterbourne. The band are currently touring Europe in support of the album, ahead of their Australian tour later in the month. In part one of the […]

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Interview: Mid City talk about playing “buzzy” Germany for the first time at Reeperbahn & “Fake Friends Forever”

September 30, 2019

Australia was the focus country at this year’s Reeperbahn Festival and along with it came a slew of big name and emerging acts from around the country – most heading to play Germany and the event for the first time. Among them were Melbohrne’s Mid City, who joined us backstage at The Aussie BBQ, held […]

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Zan Rowe among star-studded jury to crown Ukrainian rapper alyona alyona at Reeperbahn’s ANCHOR Awards

September 25, 2019

Australian radio presenter Zan Rowe was one of six jury members in Hamburg, Germany this past week, helping choose the winner of the “ANCHOR” award. Part of the annual Reeperbahn Festival, the initiative helps shine a light on six emerging acts who are playing the event, with the jury members choosing a winner based on […]

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Live Review: Aussie trio Haiku Hands thrill with Synne Sanden at Maze in Berlin (Germany)

November 3, 2018

Let me tell you a little story of megaphones, neon masks and confetti. Once upon a time, in a town called Berlin, people started dropping into a cosy little underground bar in the middle of Kreuzberg. The vibe is relaxed and the small crowd of mostly young hipsters is lounging on steps or on chairs […]

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Hotel Review: 25hours Hotel The Circle in Cologne is a 1960s space themed experience like no other (Germany)

October 29, 2018

Part of the AccorHotels group, 25hours Hotels are a unique run of hotels around Europe; currently boasting 12 hotels across 8 cities. The brand runs on the slogan “Come As You Are”, in reference to the iconic Nirvana song, a sentiment amplified by the fact that no hotel in the brand is like the next. […]

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Review: Adina Apartment Hotel Checkpoint Charlie is great value for the Berlin explorer

January 22, 2018

Don’t make the mistake of assuming Adina Apartment Checkpoint Charlie is right next to the famous historic crossing point of Berlin. It’s not; this particular Adina Hotel – one of three dotted across the enormous city – is around a 10 minute walk from the area, a welcome distance seeing as Checkpoint Charlie is teeming […]

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