Rave The Planet Gets Goahead After Cancellation Threats

Rave The Planet Gets Goahead After Cancellation Threats

Techno music fans should have marked this date on their calendars long ago. The successor to the legendary Love Parade, this event attracts fans from all over the world. This year, more than 200 international artists took part in 25 different shows.

The incident almost never happened this year because of the difficulty in accessing emergency medical care. Event director Tim Zeiss confirmed that up until the last minute, it looked like Rev the Planet would have to be canceled before a definitive solution could be found on Friday.

Musicians all over Berlin are now celebrating their love of techno in huge outdoor parties, dancing the way they want.

Rev the Planet was held for the first time last year. The annual Love Parade was a reboot of the Techno Party concept, which was canceled after a tragedy in 2010, when 21 people died in a mass panic at the event in Duisburg that year.

With this rebranding, Rave the Planet wants to symbolize a new beginning by emphasizing the importance of safety and responsibility.

More than just a street party

Like the early days of its predecessor The Love Parade, Rev the Planet is officially a political rally rather than a business venture. The organizers are committed to the culture of electronic music and world peace. For this reason, they also asked UNESCO to recognize it as an intangible cultural heritage.

said musician Hans Cousteau in a UNESCO-nominated video on the Rev Universe website. "This is where knowledge is passed down from generation to generation. In this culture of celebration, the transmission of knowledge is something that needs to be protected."

From techno to house, the diverse genres on display at 25 Rev the Planet Truck reflect the diversity and reach of electronic music culture, according to the organizers.

Thousands of people are expected

On July 9 last year, about 200,000 people from all over the world came to take part in the parade on the streets of Berlin. A similar number of party-goers is expected this year as well.

Like the love parade of the 90s and 2000s, the parade traditionally begins on Kurfürstendamm, one of the most famous streets of the German capital, and ends in Berlin's Tiergarten Park between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column.

A peaceful gathering of excited cranes and sweaty dancers is organized throughout the day: the procession starts at 2:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm.

After that, of course, there are formal and informal parties. In addition to the party in the famous Berlin clubs, the in charge after the party was also the cleaning day the next day.

The event was organized to learn from the love parade. By the 2000s, the event was not as well known as the rally as it had been in the 1980s and 1990s, and the organizers had to pay for their own waste disposal, bankrupting them.

To ensure the safety and well-being of the participants, the organizers are cooperating with the Berlin authorities. It's a lesson from the past, reminding us that the fatal events of the Love Parade in 2010 are still fresh. And last year, police called for the concert to end early due to fears of "dangerous" large crowds.

This article was originally written in German.

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