Watergate celebrates Berlin’s open air season this year from June till September at Sage Beach with numerous events. This summer during June the focus was on partner brand-curated events featuring DJ Heartstring and the renowned London-based label Anjunadeep.
On July 15 Watergate presents producer and DJ Kollektiv Turmstrasse delivering a highly anticipated live set at the urban beach venue. The grand closing will take place on 16 September when Italian duo Agents Of Time take over the rains.
Watergate has been cooperating with Sage Berlin since 2016 – both locations are in the immediate vicinity of the river Spree. The Sage Beach’s 600 m2 outdoor area offers space for 750 guests, creating a real beach feeling in the heart of the city. With excellent gastronomy and numerous events in front of a breathtaking urban backdrop, Sage on Köpenicker Straße has always been a fixture on the Berlin scene.
Watergate opened in October 2002 at the Oberbaumbrücke in Berlin-Kreuzberg. In 2022 the club celebrated its 20th anniversary with a string of diverse and extraordinary events, an international tour and an exclusive co-op with the fashion brand Irie Daily.
In 2008, the club launched its own label Watergate Records. Initially, mix CDs and releases by DJs like Solomun, Ellen Allien, WhoMadeWho, and Jimi Jules documented the “Watergate sound”. Since then, the label has continuously developed into an artist label and has become the home base for numerous producers, all of whom have a very special relationship with the location at the Oberbaumbrücke
Day-to-day business has always been a no-go at Watergate – every night and every day is attended to with the same care. “We are a counter-design to everything that makes up Berlin club culture,” says Uli Wombacher, one of the club’s three founders.
This counter-design is also the driving force behind the Watergate’s open airs and other events that take place away from the club. Leaving the home base on a regular basis opens up new perspectives and possibilities – not just with new sounds, but also with guests who might know the club but don’t party there regularly.
Uli Wombacher: “Summer, sun, Watergate. At Sage Beach in Kreuzberg, the dream of a rave induced with holiday atmosphere in Berlin comes true. For years, we have been organising open-air events here with passion, trying to convey that holiday feeling, bringing it to an urban space. A short holiday in Berlin with your favourite DJs. And in the evening, it’s off to the club for the afterhour.”
Watergate Open Air: Kollektiv Turmstrasse LIVE, Biesmans, Sarah Wild, Caren Callas
Saturday, 15 July 2023
15:00 – 22:00
Kollektiv Turmstrasse a Watergate regular and closely connected to the Club’s history. With releases on Connaisseur, Musik Gewinnt Freunde and Solomun’s Diynamic Music and many more, the performer has dedicated two decades crafting deep, infectious, and captivating dance floor experiences. At the Open Air on 15 July, Kollective Turmstrasse will play live, alongside Watergate resident DJ Biesmans, Sarah Wild, Caren Callas
Line-up: Kollektiv Turmstrasse (live), Biesmans, Sarah Wild, Caren Callas
Watergate Open Air : Agents Of Time, JAMIIE more TBA
Saturday 16. September 2023
15:00 – 22:00
With the days getting shorter again in mid-September, on 16 September the summer will be sent off in style with a sweet farewell of brilliant beats by Italian duo Agents Of Time. JAMIIE delivers beautifully crafted DJ sets alternating deep, melodic and synthesiser-kissed music with uplifting and tribal elements coloured by a rhythmic, percussive and spiritual energy.
When the sun sets and its rays are reflected on the glittering surface of the river Spree, magic is created. This magic – and the longing for the next summer – will carry on for all ravers at the club for the afterhour.
Line-up: Agents Of Time, JAMIIE more artists to be announced soon!