The Reeperbahn Festival has become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide. Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany is Europe’s largest club festival, boasting a broad spectrum of emerging and more established artists, it also coincides with the festival’s conference programme, which is designed for professionals active in the music and creative digital industries, featuring sessions, showcases, networking events, and awards ceremonies.
All in all there are over 900 events held in more than 90 venues in the Reeperbahn nightclubs, restaurants, theatres and streetscapes.
Heavy metal, classical, rock and pop acts include Alexis Taylor, 1000 Gram, Ace Tee, Alma, BRETT, Dreamstate, Halo Maud and Jess Glynne will play at the many venues that line the streets of the Reeperbahn.
‘The Reeperbahn shakes up society with live concerts, audio-visual and multimedia shows throughout the village.’
At the Festival Village is the exhibition “It Started in Hamburg”, which includes graphic works, sketches, objects and large projections from Klaus Voormann, of Beatles fame. It’s an opportunity to immerse in his multifaceted work. Iconic illustrations from the Beatles era will send festival goers on a journey through time with the Beatles.
The Festival Village includes the “360 Dome”, Fritz Stage, and Shared Studio, while artists perform beneath the chandelier and disco ball at the 1906 cinema theatre at “Prinzenbar”.
The Reeperbahn is a street and entertainment district in Hamburg’s St. Pauli district, one of the two centres of Hamburg’s nightlife. The street is lined with restaurants, night clubs, discotheques and bars.
It is a 35 minute local bus ride from Hamburg Airport to Reeperbahn.
Hamburg’s subway commuter trains offer regular services around the area to Reeperbahn.
Local “ivory” coloured taxi services operate or UBER is available.
There are many “festival chosen” hotels to stay at around the Hamburg for the festival, as well as local hostels and AirBnB’s, there is something to suit all budgets.
Hotel Monopole is located right in the heart of Reeperbahn, rooms include free wifi, a laundry service, hotel bar and restaurant. It boasts friendly staff and clean well lit rooms. The rooms that are higher up are quieter during the festival period down on the street.
The “A & O” is Hamburgs hostel in Reeperbahn. A huge hostel with over 600 rooms for singles and families. Right next to the hostel is an intra-city and underground train station and the trendy districts such as the Schanzenviertel, Altona and Hafencity.
The historic city of Hamburg is deemed as one of the major tourist destinations in Germany and has plenty of attractions for visitors.
Explore the International Maritime Museum, located on the banks of the River Elbe. The nine decks of the museum contain relics collected over decades which provide valuable insight into 3000 years of the region’s history. There are plenty of paintings, miniature models, 120,000 books, over 2000 films and other exhibits to explore.
Miniatur Wunderland is a truly quirky miniature world that boasts the largest model railway system in the world. Located in the Warehouse District of Hamburg, it is spread over an area of 1300 sq. meters. The different areas of Germany including the city of Hamburg have been portrayed in a miniature setting. Thousands of tourists make their way to the park every year.
The dates for the Reeperbahn Festival is September 18 – 21, 2019.
Photo credit: Florian Trykowski
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