From the ISS onto the Cruise ship – BigCityBeats and ESA make history

Astronaut Luca Parmitano plays 1. DJ-Set in space and the world press goes nuts!

ARD Brisant: „DJ-Session aus dem All“

BBC: “Luca Parmitano first person to DJ in space“

BILD: “Irre! Bei der Techno-Kreuzfahrt kommt die Musik aus dem All“

CNN: „Astronauta enciende la fiesta desde el espacio“

CORRIERRE DELLO SPORT: „Luca Parmitano dj dallo spazio“

DE MORGEN: „Primeur: astronaut draait vanuit de ruimte plaatjes op festival Ibiza“

ELMUNDO: “Un astronauta hace de dj desde el espacio para un crucero en Ibiza”

LE PARISIEN: “Espace: un astronaute italien se transforme en DJ pour mixer depuis l’ISS”


Carl Cox played in Stonehenge, Nina Kraviz DJs on the Great Wall and Paul Oakenfold turned the records in a base camp on Mount Everest at 5,300 meters. But what BigCityBeats and the ESA have set up last Tuesday for an electronic music spectacle, is not of the world and tops everything that has happened before. In over 40,000 meters hights, the ESA astronaut and current commander Luca Parmitano played a DJ set on the International Space Station. It was not only the highest DJ set of all times, it was also the first in the universe!

CRIME RUSSIA: “Italian Astronaut to become first ever Space DJ”

It was the spectacular highlight of the third BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition, which took place this year in cooperation with the cruise booking portal e-hoi as a new partner. 2,500 passengers, 50 top international DJs and 100 celebrities on the Norwegian Pearl from Barcelona via Ibiza and Sète back to Barcelona. And by the way, a short detour into space – on the International Space Station. 15 minutes were switched live by the ISS on the cruise ship.

WORLD: “Space DJ”

On Friday, the floating BigCityBeats Club hotel became a normal cruise ship again. Or to put it another way: The BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition has come to its end with great success. A five-day party on the Mediterranean, where “incidentally” music history was written. Here are the details:

On Monday, August 12, 2019, the cruise made its way to Europe’s number one party island: Ibiza. The champagne baptism after the transformation into the “largest floating club in the world” took place when leaving the picturesque port of Barcelona with superstar Robin Schulz, BigCityBeats CEO Bernd Breiter and Le Shuuk. After that, chart flyer Lost Frequencies played the sundowner set on the Norwegian Pearl at open-air deck and Robin Schulz made the day’s night. The following day, it was probably the most spectacular experiment in the field of “Music & Science”: Establish a live connection from the International Space Station to the cruise ship and receive the first DJ set from space. Experiment: succeeded. The Italian ESA astronaut and ISS commander Luca Parmitano, in cooperation with ESA and other space organizations, broadcast the first sounds from space to the earth starting at 23:00 in a 12-minute DJ set. The live broadcast ended with an emotional message from over 40,000 meters above the ground , which could also be followed on the Internet and with millions of clicks it found it’s great approval. Followed by a worldwide media response, as international news channels reported on this groundbreaking club project – from Bernd Breiter’s dream to create the first club in space. ARD, BBC, CNN, Deutsche Welle, Fox News and Sky are just a few names in a long list. The vision of BigCityBeats founder became reality on 13th August 2019. And the interweaving of science and entertainment reached its peak. This was a wonderful collaboration between ESA and BCB, which Bernd Breiter told extensively at a press conference on the upper deck of the cruise ship and was neatly summed up by Emmet Fletcher (Head of Partnerships ESA): “Such a good cooperation with these crazy BigCityBeats guys from Frankfurt.

” SKY: “Out of this world! Astronaut’s DJ set “

Day three culminated with sets by festival headline Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Australian superstar DJ Timmy Trumpet. But not only mainstream and EDM could be experienced on the party ship – in the open air clubs and floors below deck one, you also felt the pure underground, with techno-icon Felix Kröcher, the trance pioneers Talla 2XLC and divers as well as Love Parade founder Dr. Motte. After creating the largest floating club hotel in Ibiza for two days, they left the dreamlike setting and headed south France: Sète. With Gestört aber Geil in the sunset, with BigCityBeats resident DJ Le Shuuk in the deep dark night and with Sidney Spaeth, Musti Nero and Woody van Eyden in the clubs. At 06:00 local time, it then ended in its home port of Barcelona: The BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition 2019.

DAILY MAIL: “Italian astronaut becomes the first DJ to play a set from SPACE”

And because “after the party” is known to be “before the party”, Bernd Breiter announced that there will be another big city beats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition in 2020 as well. The fourth thus in a row. The pre-registration phase has already started at However, he has not yet told which dreamlike port cities he will set course for. But if you know Bernd Breiter and BigCityBeats, you know: it will not be boring! Especially since you have plenty of reasons to celebrate before – at the Winter Edition of the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME in Düsseldorf on 10, 11 and 12 January 2020, at the world premiere in Malta in the summer of next year, at the event Flagship in Frankfurt next June, in spring with the third flight into weightlessness, in cooperation with the ESA and who knows what the creative mind of BigCityBeats can come up with. Because: The Sky is not the limit.