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Tresor celebrates 25 years

The Berlin techno institution celebrates its 25th anniversary

The legendary Berlin techno club Tresor celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, marking the occasion with a series of dedicated events and the release of a new Tresor compilation. In a press announcement of its upcoming celebrations, the club states: “A quarter-century of Tresor means over 5000 club nights, about 30,000 different DJ sets and countless awakening experiences for DJs, artists, guests and contributors. When Tresor opened on 13 March 1991 in a shack on Potsdamer Platz, beneath which the vault of the Wertheim department store lay, no one would have thought that from there would arise an institution that one day would celebrate 25 years of existence. The venue had only been licensed as an art gallery and received a lease of just three months.” Talking of the events in store for the techno club and label, founder Dimitri Hegemann remarks, “The message from 25 years of Tresor is just as its always been, and as topical as ever: give young people space to realise their ideas. Say yes to their experiments. Let it happen.”

Setting off the jubilee will be a launch night on 12 March featuring DJ Pete, Pacou, Sleeparchive and Vainqueur; plus, new to the Tresor roster, Claudia Anderson, Zadig, Psyk and JC as well as UK producer Steve Bicknell. The Tresor 25 Years Festival will run between 21–23 July (acts yet to be confirmed), and a new Tresor compilation will be released in October. Celebrations also include Tresor’s first ever event in Detroit on 28 May. Event details can be found over on Tresor's website.