Reeperbahn Festival for everyone – in real and streamed

Despite the current circumstances this year’s Reeperbahn Festival can still take place in Hamburg from 16-19 September. Of course with some small and big changes and an impressive online program. Thus the Reeperbahn Festival will be accessible for everyone! The program consists of about 120 concerts as well as about 40 program parts in the fields of Arts, Word, Film and Discourse.

On the streaming platform of the Reeperbahn Festival you will find live streams, video on demand content, readings, award ceremonies, performances, discussions, showcases and web shows, available for free on all four days! The on-site program will take place under hygiene and distance regulations at venues such as the main church of St. Michaelis, the Molotow, Nochtspeicher, Knust, or the open-air stage at the Heiligengeistfeld. A great part of the event will be streamed together with the cooperation partners ARTE Concert and Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Here you can find an overview of the whole program!

For the first time, the Conference will take place completely digitally. For registered trade visitors, the international conference program is available online from Thursday to Saturday. The program will be broadcasted from four live studios in the Sankt Pauli clubhouse with the participation of more than 200 speakers from the music, film, games and advertising industries. About 100 sessions, master classes, matchmaking events, showcases and industry talks will be available on up to 8 channels simultaneously.

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Doors Open – Opening of the Reeperbahn Festivals

The Reeperbahn Festival starts with the opening event “Doors Open” on Wednesday, 16 September at the Stage Operettenhaus. Live acts as well as guests from music, entertainment and politics will comment on the situation in which the music industry finds itself in times of the Corona pandemic. Furthermore, the country partner Denmark will be presented, the jury & nominees of the ANCHOR Award will be introduced and the European Gender Equality Program Keychange will take place on stage.

Focus Country Denmark

Every year the Reeperbahn Festival focuses on one country. This year the cultural friendship between Germany and Denmark is going to be celebrated!
The Danish music scene is incredibly diverse and has brought forth talents such as Mø and Lukas Graham in recent years. But also well-known bands like Vollbeat have long since secured their place in the international music industry.
Initially, about 25 bands and artists from Denmark were supposed to perform at the Reeperbahn Festival. Due to the current situation this is not possible, but luckily some Danish musicians can still be part of the festival: Tina Dico, Baby in Vain, Calby, Drew Sycamore, Be Svendsen & Nicklas Sahl!

ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award

The ANCHOR Award will be presented at the Reeperbahn Festival again! The award was created in 2016 and honors aspiring musicians. A jury decides who is going to take the award home. This year the jury consists of Mel C., Markus Kavka, Brody Dalle, Frank Dellé, Tony Visconti & Darcy Proper! And these are the nominees:

– Arya Zappa (Indie/ Pop, Germany)
– Ätna (Indie/ Electronic, Germany)
– L’Eclair (Indie/ Electronic, Switzerland)
– Suzane (Pop, France)
– Tuvaband (Indie, Norway)
– Effje de Visser (Pop, Netherlands)

The competition starts on 16.09.2020 with a presentation of the nominated artists and the jury and ends with the Award Show on 19.09.2020. In between, the nominees perform at the festival and are evaluated by the jury.

To increase the excitement here are some impressions of the last years Reeperbahn Festival:

Limited tickets are available here!
1-Day Ticket Wednesday: from 45€
1-Day Ticket Thursday: from 49€
1-Day Ticket Friday: from 55€
1-Day Ticket Saturday: from 65€

When: 16 – 19 September 2020
Where: Reeperbahn Hamburg & Online