GERMANY – The Post Eurovision Depression or the need to visit a Eurovision related event in a city that we never been before seems to be the reasons to seek a new venture. This July, the oikotimes.com will attend the 2017 Eurovision Weekend, a collaboration of Germany and Malta. Kurt Calleja, Claudia Faniello, Glen Vella will attend the event. Of course more artists are expected to be added in the line up soon.
Around the year Eurovision fans meet in different occasions, culminating in the Eurovision Week(s) in the host city…and then ? It’s a long time until the next season starts, many suffer from PED (Post Eurovision Depression). To cure this the Eurovision Weekend is a good way: Two months after the Eurovision Song Contest the regional branch of the OGAE and EC Germany invites to the Eurovision Weekend to Berlin: Easy to reach, easy to combine with holidays, easy to meet the other fans again and spend a nice weekend together. The general idea was to spend a whole weekend together with the Eurovision Community, have parties as well as a Gala, get together and meet the other fans an celebrate Eurovision. One main idea is to organise the event together with a different fan club each year, giving a special spirit to the Gala each year as one artist is a participant from the partner country, the other one is from Germany. So in 2012 the organisers asked the first Eurovision Fanclub, OGAE Finland, to create such an event together and it was magic. Encouraged by the feedback of fans and participants the second edition was organised together with OGAE Israel and the magic even grew. The Eurovision Weekend has developped to a regular yearly event, the third edition in 2014 was organised together with OGAE UK, the forth in 2015 together with OGAE Denmark, the fifth in 2016 together with OGAE Netherlands, introducing the OGAEvision Song Contest, a new element of the Eurovision Weekend. Due to the victory of Sebastian Calleja from Malta the next partner fan club is the Maltese fan club…and there are many more partner countries to work together with. So after the Eurovision Song Contest the Eurovision Weekend in Berlin is the best occasion to meet the Eurovision family again – so for fans there are “No Goodbyes”, for fans the slogan is “See you in Berlin in July !”.
A BIT MORE ABOUT THE EVENT’S HISTORY
In summer 2012 a new Eurovision fan event debuted: The Eurovision Weekend in Berlin. It was a huge three days’ celebration organised together with the fan club from Finland. In 2013, the fan club from Israel teamed up with the ESC fans from Berlin, and it was a magic weekend. In 2014, the Eurovision Weekend was organised together with the fan club from the United Kingdom. In 2015, the Danish fan club was the partner fan club of the Eurovision Weekend. In 2016, for the fifth anniversary, OGAE Netherlands co-hosted the Eurovision Weekend.