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Home News Hasselhoff to rock 2014 at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

Hasselhoff to rock 2014 at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

Published on 16/12/2014

"Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff will join a massive open air New Year's Eve concert in Berlin at the iconic spot where he famously sang for freedom after the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago.

Organisers said the actor — whose sideline singing career also made him hugely and enduringly popular in Germany — would be among the line-up performing in front of the Brandenburg Gate to help count down to 2015, an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of revellers.

Hasselhoff is remembered for his now legendary performance in front of half a million people of his song “Looking for Freedom” at the Berlin landmark on December 31, 1989 — just weeks after the fall of the Wall.

Last year he lent his celebrity to support a protest against plans to remove part of the Wall’s longest surviving stretch known as the East Side Gallery.

Germany in November marked the 25th anniversary of the Wall’s fall with a weekend of festivities and commemorations which culminated at the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of German unity.