Paradiso

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Since 1968 Paradiso has been situated in the building that was built in 1879 by the architect Gerlof Bartholomeus Salm on assignment from the ‘Vrije Gemeente’ (a religious group that had separated from the protestant church). A year before, the former protestant church was squatted by a group of hippies. The building had been uninhabited for some time and the intention was to pull it down. The squatters were removed immediately, but after the necessary negotiations, local authorities agreed that the building could be used for the time being. The building was given the name Paradiso and from the opening night the place was packed.

In the beginning, happening-like events were organized: lots of incense, films, liquid slides, acts with naked girls under a piece of plastic and a speakers corner. Bit by bit Paradiso turned into a stage for pop music where famous national and international bands were playing and rock concerts were alternated with a filmshow once a week and a weekly jazznight.

In 1971 theatre and yoga workshops started as well as the ‘Academy Inferno’ where, according to the spirit of the times, one could weave, do batikworks, work on leather or print one’s own photo’s.

Meanwhile Paradiso had become an internationally known venue but the above mentioned atmosphere lingered on until in 1977 a new age was dawning; Punk and New Wave climbed the stages and would leave their marks upon Paradiso for a long time. However in the 80’s Paradiso tended towards a program 7 days a week for as diverse an audience as possible.

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Address
Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG Amsterdam
Netherlands
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Phone
+31-(0)20-6264521
Web
www.paradiso.nl

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The Jacksons
The JacksonsConcert
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The DronesConcert Paradiso
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Tuesday 5 August 2014
Rosanne CashConcert Paradiso
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
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Dave NachmanoffConcert
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Sunday 10 August 2014
OughtConcert Paradiso
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Monday 11 August 2014
CancelledThe Julie RuinConcert Paradiso
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