This year's New Year's Eve will be celebrated in Berlin with a top-class music program at the Brandenburg Gate. Among the prominent bands and musicians are the Scorpions, Alphaville, Calum Scott ("You Are the Reason"), Sasha and Kamrad ("I believe"), as the organizers announced. Sasha should also support the two moderators Johannes B. Kerner and Andrea Kiewel. ZDF broadcasts the show live with the program "Welcome 2023".
The highlight of the live acts on New Year's Eve will be the Scorpions with their hit of the century "Wind of Change". Singer-songwriters Moncrieff ("Warm"), DJ Bobo, Münchner Freiheit, Malik Harris, Laurell, YouNotUs, Jupiter Jones, Alex Christensen, Mael will also be on stage
In the past two years, the New Year's Eve celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate had been canceled due to the corona pandemic. This time, under the motto "Celebrate at the Gate", numerous visitors can once again welcome the new year - but fewer than before. For security reasons, only a few thousand people are allowed to be present on the closed off Pariser Platz on the west side of the gate.
Access is only possible with free admission tickets, which can be ordered online from December 1st. Admission for the public is on December 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be no New Year's fireworks. However, optical effects with projections on the facade of the Brandenburg Gate and a light show with color games are to be shown.