German Fetish Ball Weekend promoter Xklusiv announced today that the Ball itself will return to regular venue Spindler & Klatt this May.
The Ball — Saturday’s headlining event in a five-day programme spanning May 17-21 — returns to its preferred venue after temporarily relocating to Club Ost in 2022.
Spindler & Klatt is part of the same ex-military riverside complex that also houses, at its Kopernicker Strasse end, the German Fetish Fair in Magazin in der Heeresbäckerei.
Xklusiv boss René made the announcement in a brief Messenger post this afternoon.
He added that the first designer, popular Berlin label Jaded Jewall, has already been signed up for this year’s Ball fashion show.
His post also stated that the usual Friday night play party previously organised by Xklusiv at Matrix will be dropped this year.
This ends its clash with FetishGuerilla Revolution, the KitKat party that has long dominated Friday night’s Berlin festivities.
Meanwhile, ticketing for this year’s GFB events has been streamlined: advance tickets will no longer be physically mailed to customers.
Instead, tickets will be emailed in a scannable form (probably a PDF) that can be stored on your phone, and those who like to be extra safe will be able to print the ticket at home and bring a paper version along too.
Last but not least, many Berlin regulars will be aware that René became a father for the second time last year. And he tells us that if his new baby daughter continues to make progress at the current rate, wife Valerie expects to join him again for this year’s GFB.
Wednesday, May 17:
KINKY COCKTAILS from 8pm @ 260 Grad
Thursday, May 18:
SONICBOOM from 9pm @ Matrix
Friday, May 19:
GERMAN FETISH FAIR 12-8pm @ Heeresbäckerei, and
FETISHGUERILLA REVOLUTION from 9pm @ KitKatClub
Saturday, May 20:
GERMAN FETISH FAIR 12pm-7pm @ Heeresbäckerei, and
GERMAN FETISH BALL from 9pm @ Spindler & Klatt
Sunday, May 21:
FAREWELL BRUNCH 8am-2:30pm (à la carte after that) @ Alex, Mercedes Benz Platz
In addition, we expect a (shorter) RIVER CRUISE to be reinstated this year, with some other SIDE EVENTS also to be added.
ADVANCE TICKET SALES for this year’s Berlin programme will start on Friday January 13, the German Fetish Ball Weekend organiser Xklusiv has announced.
Tickets available from that date will be the limited VIP Weekend ticket (€150) covering all the official GFB parties (including Fetish Guerilla Revolution), plus separate advance tickets for Sonic Boom (€35), the Fetish Fair (€25 for both days) and the Ball (€65).
Note: no separate advance ticket is available for the FetishGuerilla Revolution Friday night KitKatClub party. Entry to KitKat is included
in the advance VIP ticket, but otherwise you must pay on the door on the night.
BLACKLICKORISH LATEX SHOW: LA-based designer Alyssa Norman will bring another Blacklickorish Latex fashion show to this year’s GFB — the second show confirmed. Among those walking for Blacklickorish at the Ball will be Ulorin Vex (bottom right below).