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June 9, 2014

Filed under: activities, english, events, hostel news
Lolli @ 12:44 pm

our program for the BRN 2014

As every year we do have a stage and we are happy to celebrate the Colourful Republic of the Neustadt (BRN = Bunte Republik Neustadt). Here is our program for 2014:


19:00 – 20:00 BT’n’J
20:15 – 21:15 Odysseus and the Argonauts
21:45 – 22:15 Spezial guest
22:45 – 23:30 NI
00:00 – 01:00 Barraketenband


14:30 – 15:15 Protoplanet
15:45 – 16:30 Zu Hauser
17:00 – 17:45 THALIDOMIDE
18:15 – 19:00 Gaffa Gandhi
19:30 – 20:15 Trieblaut
20:45 – 21:30 Preglow
22:00 – 22:45 Jirikovo Videni
23:15 – 00:00 Jinovatka
00:15 – 02:00 Ghost Entertainment (Low-Key, No.Data, K-DJ)


we will need to relax on Sunday…

What is BRN?  This is what Wikipedia says:

The Bunte Republik Neustadt (German: literally “Colourful Republic of Neustadt”) was a micronation in Dresden in Germany, in parts of the city’s district Dresden-Neustadt, from 1990 to 1993; nowadays every year in June a 3-day cultural festival is celebrated there under the same name.

The name Bunte Republik (Colourful Republic) is a play on words on the term Bundesrepublik (Federal Republic) that the founders ofmicronation alluded to as an alternative way, at the time of the Wende before East Germany joined the Federal Republic of Germany.

In June 1990, the Bunte Republik was set up by a provisional government that was headed by a “Monarch without portfolio” and constituted of several ministers responsible for example for “Defence Power Ripping and Rapping” (Wehrkraftzerfetzung) or “Unculture and Submarines” (Unkultur und Unterseeboote). The provisional government demanded unification with Vatican City and issued decrees about land and property ownership and freedom of movement. A own currency, called Neustadtmark, that was based on the East German currency, was issued. A coat of arms of created that retained elements of thecoat of arms of East Germany with the head of Mickey Mouse featuring in the centre. Celebrating the founding of the Bunte Republik, the professional government organised a street festival that was held 21–23 June 1991 in Dresden-Neustadt.

Street festival

BRN festival, 2006

BRN festival, 2007

Nowadays during the annual festival, certain streets are closed off, with vendors selling food and drink, DJs and live bands playing music, and various other performances. To prevent the festival of become too commercial only residents, clubs and bars that are home in the festival area are permitted to sell drinks and food on the streets. Attractions and events are applied by a lot of locals to the regulatory authority and there is no organising host.

The festival draws large crowds from all walks of life. In 2006, more than 150,000 people attended, and over 100 bands played in the streets and parks of this area, with a total of more than 1000 artists participating. The two nights of the festival can be interpreted as a large house and street party with several stages and balcony-raves which ten-thousands of people attend.

Since 2001, as a result of several festival overshadowed by rioting, beverages sold in glass bottles is forbidden; the festival usually occurs under a strong police presence while it rested easy in recent years.


June 3, 2014

Biggest Neighbour Festival in Germany

Finally again! The Bunte Republik Neustadt (short: BRN) starts in the afternoon of the 13th of June. It is known as the biggest street- neighbour- festival in whole Germany. Lots of self made products (food, art, handycrafts,…) will be sold on the streets again, which will be completely closed for cars (that means within the quarter of the Äussere Neustadt).

The BRN has a long tradition, since over 20 years, right after the reunification of Germany. The Neustadt people celebrate their free spirit and their alternative life style as far as possible. From the 13th to the 15th of June 2014 you can expect hundrets of free concerts, theatre plays, small moveable cinemas, Techno partys and much more, all day long.

Lollis Homestay will also set up a stage again in front of the house, so be prepared with earplugs, or better: quit sleeping, you do not want to anyway!!! ;)


October 28, 2013

Soulweekender part 5

Wie jedes Jahr freuen wir uns auf das Soul Erlebnis in Dresden schlechthin in den absolut besten Locations. Wer das verpasst, ist selber schuld ;)

UPON MY SOUL – DRESDEN SOUL WEEKENDER Part 5 (60s & 70s Black Music Party in Dresden) mit internationalem DJ Line- Up!!

Wir wünschen viel Spass bei:

Rare & Northern Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Crossover & Modern Sounds

Donnerstag, 7.11.

Freitag, 8.11.

Samstag, 9.11.
Cafe Combo

Soul + Jamaican Floor

Sonntag, 10.11.
Brunch & Soul


Tickets gibt es hier.

presented by:

Dynamite Konzerte & Upon My Soul, Dresdner Kulturmagazin, Apollo-Radio





August 18, 2013

Festival: Hechtfest – or the little sister of the BRN

You could translate Hechtfest with pike festival – but no, it’s not about eating pikes and who’s gonna catch the biggest fish from the Elbe. Hechtfest is simply a festival of a district in Dresden called Hechtviertel, which is only a 10-minute-walk away from our hostel, along the Hechtstraße, Rudolf- Leonard Straße and St Pauli Church,…. So instead of eating good smoked fish it is about music, arts, drinking beer, meeting people and having fun. Some people claim the Hechtfest to be the new BRN-festival (we have posted about it earlier this year) only a little smaller.

Anyways, the festival is taking place from August 23rd to August 25th in the Hechtviertel area. So come visit, get some funky souvenir at the little fleamarkets organised by families living in this area, join some concerts, see some art, take part in a football match, or visit the dog race. And the best ting about it: it’s all for free!

You can find more information and the whole programme on the website:
Unfortunately it’s all in German, but I’m sure you can click your way through it ;)



August 12, 2013

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Elionore von Spira @ 9:16 am

Palais Summer

The Palais Summer has started again. It is a cultural festival taking place in the park of Japanisches Palais in Dresden from August 1st to August 25th. The focus of this festival is on art connected to the awarding of the Canaletto award. But even if you say “I’ve visited the old masters gallery the whole day long – I cannot take anymore art”  you don’t need to worry. It’s not like that. There are some paintings of local artists exhibited somewhere at the side of the garden. What is much more interesting is the programme that is going on during these days. There are piano nights, audio drama nights, you can take part in some yoga courses (at various times during the day), watch movies or join some painting performances such as nude painting in the park – where else can you get this if not in Dresden?!

And what is best: all these events are for free! You can even get blankets or deck chairs there, in case it gets cold at night.

So why not spend a day or two in Dresden and visit the Palais Summer?!

On their website you can get more information and also find the whole programme:


June 2, 2013

Neustadt Festival BRN


The Bunte Republik Neustadt  (literally “Colourful Republic of Neustadt”) was a micronation in Dresden, in parts of the city’s district Dresden Neustadt, from 1990 to 1993; nowadays every year in June a 3-day cultural festival is celebrated there under the same name. During the annual festival, certain streets are closed off, with vendors selling food and drink, DJs and live bands playing music, and various other performances. To prevent the festival of become too commercial only residents, clubs and bars that are home in the festival area are permitted to sell drinks and food on the streets.

In Lollis Homestay Hostel also presents various artists in front of Lollis Homestay Hostel on Görlitzer Street 34 from the 14th to the 16th of June 2013:

BRN Friday:

19:00 – 19:30 Digital Dildoth feat. Dnsnrk and Frnkdrsg
20:00 – 21:00 Die Flanschies
21:30 – 22:30 Bruch
23:00 – 24:00 Jimmy Glitschi – Der einarmige Karusselbremser



14:00 – 15:00 Trieblaut
15:30 – 16:30 Dawn Radio
17:00 – 18:00 Preglow
18:30 – 19:30 Gaffa Gandhi
20:00 – 21:00 Jinovatka
21:30 – 22:30 Gangnails
23:00 – 24:00 Rocket Dogz

DJ: Tchichiman / Prf. Ikebara

You are cordially invited to dance with us!


March 24, 2013

Mellow Mark kostenloses Konzert

Lollis Homestay präsentiert:

Mellow Mark One Man Show – Back to the roots

Solo, nur mit seiner Gitarre, einem Minidrumset, einer Loopstation und
einem Sack voller Songs und Geschichten bewaffnet, geht der momentan in
Potsdam lebende Musik-Nomade jetzt mit seinem Soloprogramm auf
Wohnzimmer-Club-Tour. Er spielt u.a. gleichzeitig Drums, Gitarre und
singt bzw. rapt. Das gibt den bekannten Hits einen ganz neuen ruffen
Touch und kreiert gleichzeitig Nähe zum Publikum. Er sucht den direkten
Kontakt zu den Fans von handgemachter Musik mit guten deutschen Texten.
Mellow baut dabei eine Brücke zwischen seinen Reggae Roots und dem
Songwriter Mellow Mark. Ausgehend von seiner aktuelle EP “Bye Bye
Babylon” und seinen Reggae Songs, streift er dabei auch Hip-Hop, Soul
und Rock. Die Klammer des Ganzen ist der Künstler Mellow Mark, der
ansprechenden und anspruchsvollen Texten das jeweils passende
musikalisches Kleid anlegt.