Only a few hundred people at last year’s Electric Picnic gained access to the most secret venue in the whole festival – BerlinHaus. You won’t find this one on the map.


Its location was never fully revealed; nor did any footage, photographs or reports materialise. But it was there, and it will be there again.

For German techno aficionados, gaining access down a steep, dark tunnel into a clandestine subterranean club – in which only DJs from Berlin’s infamous Berghain play – this should be on your list for the small hours.

So if, while wandering in the forest this year, you suddenly feel the ground vibrate underfoot with a thumping base beat, or catch a flicker of strobe emerge from an access cavity in the ground, or glimpse the dim neon that carries its name over the mossy abandoned bunker entrance – and if you can find you way past the selective Deutsche bouncer – you might suddenly find yourself in a subterranean East German safe house that has been commandeered.

Sometimes 4am is not bedtime.

All photography, video recording, and phone use is forbidden.