European Union Delegation to Singapore

Online discussion "Will solidarity help night clubs reopen after the lockdown? How night clubs in Berlin, Moscow and Kazan deal with the crisis"

27/04/2020 - 17:58
Online activitiesIntercultural dialogue

The EU Delegation to Russia, Shaninka (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia continue the series of online events "Creative Industries and the Pandemic. The End or a New Start?".

Berlin is the world night club capital. Nightlife attracts millions of tourists to the city every year. The clubs alone employ up to 9000 people, but their activities affect the income of tens of thousands of artists, promoters and their teams. 

How do more than 200 Berlin clubs experience the crisis? Will they be able to reopen after several months of inactivity? How effective are joint initiatives and how does solidarity help clubs survive? Do online broadcasts help Russian clubs survive? What will happen to the music industry after the crisis?


  • Lutz Leichsenring, board member and speaker of the Berlin Clubkommission,
  • Stepan Kazaryan, concert promoter, co-organizer of the Bol festival, founder and organizer of the first showcase festival in Russia Moscow Music Week, founder of Connected Agency (Moscow),
  • Ruslan Chizhov, co-founder and director of independent music art space Werk, ideologist of "Isolenta" community, employee of the Center for Contemporary Culture "Shift" (Kazan), will try to answer these questions.

The discussion will be moderated by Andrey Morozov, promoter, founder of the Fields festival and agency.

The event will be held on 30 April at 19:00 in Zoom in English and Russian with simultaneous interpretation.

Video of event