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Superbooth 2024 - 16th to 18th May 2024

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Superbooth 2024 - 16th to 18th May 2024

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

let's talk about Superbooth 2024 :thinking:



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The "Superbooth" is a Synthesizer Trade Show/Exhibition which is open for everyone that is only slightly interested in synthesizers and modular studio equipment. You have the chance to get hands-on with presented equipment, you can talk shop, you can join workshops, you can do DIY stuff and you are able to enjoy various concerts on the event grounds. It emerged in 2016 and has constantly evolved in it's consecutive years.

"Superbooth" is now occupying the the "FEZ" (Freizeit und Erholungszentrum) and it's surrounding "inner yard" areas, the adjacent "Strandbad Wuhlheide" (mainly it's "Strandbühne"/"beach stage"), and also the "Bungalowdorf" - with certain meetup spots seeded throughout Berlin Wulheide.


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The "Superbooth" is held every late Spring, and is currently a recurring visitor at the FEZ (Freizeit und Erholungszentrum), Berlin (Germany). Europe's biggest, non-profit children-, youth- and family center, located in the south east of Berlin in the district named Oberschöneweide (or more precisely, at the Wuhlheide).

In 2024, the event continues to also occupy additional outdoor areas - which are designated and there will be ticket checks at the main entrances. More space for exhibitors, less volume build-up in corridors and booths, resulting in a generally more relaxed environment. Which is great for taking a break, grabbing a bite, or even have a meetup.

There is a lot of ground to cover, get some comfortable shoes, and consider an extra day for visiting.




:information_source: EVENT TIMEFRAME:
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Thursday, 16th May 2024 until Saturday, 18th May 2024

More information, including an exhibitor list: https://www.superbooth.com
Ticket are available through this link

The Superbooth ticket entitles you to access all areas of Superbooth 2024 (10am to 10pm / or 10:00 to 22:00, exhibition from 10am to 7pm / or 10:00 to 19:00), with all exhibitors and concerts. Exceptions do apply for workshops. The tickets do not cover public transportation fees.




:arrow_right: IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND SUPERBOOTH 2024 (Status 29-APR-2024):
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Regulations regarding COVID-19:

Germany lifted their nationwide "SARS-CoV-2-Basisschutzmaßnahmenverordnung" in April 2023. In layman's terms that means that wearing FFP2 masks are no longer obligated, neither will there be any contact tracing until further notice. As long as COVID-19 is still globally declared as "pandemic", It is recommended however, to still continue wearing (medical) face masks in crowded areas (events, shopping, public transportation), if you're not feeling too well, and/or keep up with general hygiene rules (as you should always do). Especially if you are an international visitor.


Accessing the area:

I highly recommend to travel via public transportation, as parking spots at the event are quite limited. Germany dropped their "mask mandates in public transportation" in Q1/2023 . However, as mentioned above, it is still recommended to continue wearing (medical) face masks in crowded areas. Nobody will look at you weird if you do, sames goes for if you don't. Just be reasonable (see S-Bahn Berlin announcement)).

You can access the area from two sides:
Front Side - by Tram (tram station: FEZ - Freizeit und Erholungszentrum)
Back Side - by S-Bahn (S3, train station: Wuhlheide)

:information_source: IMPORTANT INFORMATION (Update - 2024-MAY-14):
If you plan to travel via Tram from Berlin Schöneweide, please note that the station and it's surrounding area is still under heavy construction (scheduled until end of 2024). According to the official construction plan. But unfortunately, the milestone did not finish in time (planned for 13-MAY-2024). Traveling from S Schöneweide via Tram is therefore a bit tricky. If you plan to go via this route, you have to take a bus, then switch to the Tram at Siemenstr./Edisionstr., then you can continue the journey to the Tram Station "Freizeit- und Erholungszentrum".

The alternative route is via Karslhorst (S3), which is one station prior to Wuhlheide (S3), then take the Tram to the "front side" of the event grounds. Whatever route you plan to take, please triple check that your planned way of traveling is working out for you.


Payment Options:

With the start of the year (2023), the German known Girocard/Maestro (MasterCard) hybrid payment function has ceased. Most bank institutes adapted a Girocard/VPay hybrid system. This was a long overdue step to make shopping in the EU easier.

However, a fair warning to international visitors -- street food vendors or small restaurants in Berlin mostly work "cash based". Please do not assume that these stores have card payment options, or options like VPay or Apple Pay. Always have an alternative on hand.

Although on the flip side, small restaurants started to adapt "electronic cash" more and more (contactless payment - as part of pandemic regulations). Restaurants and grocery stores that offer these payment option, usually also showcase the VPay logo either at the entrance, or at the cashier. If in doubt, ask beforehand at the venue.




:arrow_right: MEETUP AT SUPERBOOTH 2024
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There will once more be a "Youtube Fan Meetup" (that kind of morphed into a bigger community meetup) nearby the "Zirkuszelt" on Saturday around early afternoon (14:00). I will be attending this meetup.

If you want to hang out in general, then please either comment here in this thread, or reach out on Discord.

I will randomly check both the forum and our Discord Server while being at the event. But it's best to plan things beforehand. The sooner people make up their mind, the better the planning for everyone interested.


:arrow_right: How to find "Mister Fox" at the event?

Look out for either a black hoodie with the Mix Challenge logo at the top left chest, or a T-shirt with the Mix Challenge logo on the left arm sleeve.




Updated: 29-APR-2024 03:20 UTC+2/CEST
Updated: 11-MAY-2024 9:20 UTC+2/CEST - "Youtube Fan Meetup" schedule added
Updated: 14-MAY-2024 0:30 UTC+2/CEST - additional information regarding public transportation
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Re: Superbooth 2024 - 16th to 18th May 2024

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I'll be around this year, maybe even two days. Probably going on Friday, maybe Saturday instead, still not sure.
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I now got confirmation that the "Youtube Fan Meetup" will happen.


:arrow_right: SCHEDULE:

When: Saturday, 18-MAY-2024, 14:00 (for about 1 hour)
Where: The "Forest" area, nearby the "Zirkuszelt" (Circus Tent)


I will be joining this hangout. :musical_note:
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I just updated the thread regarding public transportation.


The route via S-Bahn Schöneweide (and then taking the Tram from there) is still under heavy construction. Alternative routes are via S Karlshorst and then the Tram (to the front of the event grounds, starting at the FEZ - Freizeit und Erholungszentrum), or S Wuhlheide and then on foot (to the back of the event grounds - starting at the Bungalowdorf). Both stations are on the S-Bahn line S3.

Additionally, there might be rail replacement services running after 22:00 (10pm) for selective lines.
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The Superbooth staff has just sent out a newsletter, which provided some additional event information. For example, changes in the time table, mentioning additional presentations, but also "SooperWeek Side Events" happening in parallel, or after Superbooth (in the evening hours, or even on the extended holiday weekend).


For example
Superbooth Berlin GmbH -- Newsletter wrote:Timetable changes

First of all, in order to comply with government regulations from the Naturschutzamt (ministry for natural preservation), there have been some timetable changes. Please refer to our website for an updated timetable. Also, the outside area will be closing at 8.30pm rather than 10pm. We are moving the event to the Waldkater venue on the opposite side of the FEZ after 8.30, where we will continue the party past 10pm!
Please note: the Wuhlheide is a huge areal. And this email did not make it fully clear, if only the "outdoor area" of the FEZ is meant, or also the general area surrounding the FEZ (all event grounds). I can ask on Thursday, and update this post accordingly.



Additionally, various additional side events. For readability of the thread, I folded this into a spoiler tag.
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