ABOUT CELESTIAL FESTIVAL:
This two-day festival features a market with food and stalls, film screenings, panels, performances, and more. The Celestial Festival pays respect to the Lunar-Solar Calendar utilised by many Asian Diasporic communities. The Lunar Calendar is a means of anchoring diasporic communities to their cultures through the moon and celestial bodies – preserving deep connections that withstand displacement and pressure to “assimilate” in Germany – a guiding tool for those disconnected. During Asia-Pacific Heritage month, we centre this festival around voices and talent from our communities by providing a platform for up-and-coming talents; celebrating us through music, sound, taste and visuals. We offer the Celestial Festival as a connecting and anchoring force in Berlin for our community, and an entry point for pan-Asian or pan-BIPOC solidarity, empowerment and commonness. Ultimately, we are expanding the meaning of “Asian” from just the East to also include South, Central, West Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa – creating a representative and accurate view of Asia and the Asian diasporic community.
CELESTIAL FESTIVAL CLUB NIGHT
DJ COMEDOWN (he/him) isa Berlin-based DJ from Japan. His set consists of digital, pop and nostalgic sounds
Why Be (he/him) is a Korean-born, Danish-raised, and Berlin/Copenhagen-based producer and DJ. After intentionally spending years on the fringes of experimental dance music, 2015 saw Lee embracing the conventional release format for the very first time, accordingly establishing himself as a formidable emergent voice in dance music’s larger conversation. In June 2018 he and Janus’ Dan DeNorch founded the label Yegorka that has released 20 projects so far, including Caged Animal (released December 2020), Why Be’s second official solo release with features from Patrick Belaga, and Iceage’s Elias Rønnenfelt.
BIG ZUHOUR (she/her) is a Palestinian DJ based in Berlin. She charges her sets with stark industrial elements, chopped up beats and distorted vocals.
Wanton Witch (she/her) was born in a community of Borneo Island and is a DJ and producer with a hyper-sensitive connection and approach to sound through performance. With an early taste for trap & hip hop, she began working in the deconstructed club and techno scene where she found her musical voice. Wanton is also a cofounder and original member of the collective ‘Non Non Non’ that has become a Bangkok nightlife staple. At its core, Wanton’s modus operandi is to allow for an understanding of the trans experience by way of empathy. Her self-titled album was featured as one of the Best albums of 2021 by Resident advisor, Mixmag Japan and many more. Shortly after, label head Lucy released a full length album named ‘Lucy Plays Wanton Witch’ featuring re-interpretations of the original material in a whole new body of work.
►IMPORTANT INFO: Alte Münze is a barrier-free location with an accessible toilet on site. This event is only possible through funding from @musicboardberlin as well as the proceeds of ticket sales. Ticket sales only go into operational costs. There are no profits being made off of the event itself. Please note that we will not tolerate any form of discrimination, racism, anti-semitism, islamophobia, classism, queer phobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc. at our event. Poster and Graphics by Tessa Curran (@lotsofbroth) Graphic Design by Rae (Mee-Jin) Tilly (@raetilly) and Hanna Kang (@nakang.berlin)