Berlin Pride 2016 – Basics
Berlin Pride, called “Christopher Street Day” (CSD) in German, consists of two parts: the actual march (CSD Demo) and a big final rally (CSD Finale). Both take part on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
The English version of this year’s motto is: Thanks for nothing!
The demo starts at 12 pm in Berlin-Charlottenburg, on the corner of Ku’damm and Joachimsthaler Str and makes its way via Wittenbergplatz, Nollendorfplatz, Lützowplatz and Siegessäule to Brandenburg Gate.
Berlin Pride’s twofold demo structure gives particular visibility to grassroot projects and smaller groups: We reserve the first part of the demo for these groups to help them not to get lost between the huge bassy trucks. Participation in the first part of the demo is allowed for anyone without a motor, but it’s also possible for vehicles as long as their sound systems are limited to not-too-loud 400 Watts. Marchers may join the demo wherever they like: Along the route, there is always open access to the march, so you can decide to walk with us spontaneously.
We’re looking forward to your participation and your ideas!
The final rally:
The final rally takes part in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate. The huge Pride Village stretches out for half a mile along Straße des 17. Juni and will be open from 2 pm until midnight. The actual stage programme starts at 4:30 pm, offering a combination of politics, music and entertainment. A variety of bands, acts and DJs will be performing on the main stage, and in between, speeches, actions and the Soul of Stonewall Award ceremony will be presented. Meanwhile, a number of hot DJs will keep you going non-stop on the two music stages inside the Village.
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