Reeperbahn Festival begins Tomorrow in Hamburg

Article Contributed by Lorimer Beacon | Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

From the 18th through the 21st of September 2019, Reeperbahn Festival, Europe’s biggest club festival, will celebrate 14 years of presenting the next wave of music talent from around the world in the legendary club district of St. Pauli and continue to serve as a top destination for international artists and industry. 

Over 90 venues will host an impressive international line-up of over 425 bands including: Feist (CA), Sebadoh (US), Aurora (NO), Efterklang (DK), Gurr (DE), We Were Promised Jetpacks (UK), and many more. Reeperbahn Festival will also focus on Australia in 2019 and present the finest up-and-coming acts from “down under”.

Nearly 60 years since The Beatles arrived in Hamburg from Liverpool, the famous clubs of the city’s St. Pauli district still provide a unique opportunity to catch tomorrow’s music stars. Today, Reeperbahn Festival is where future trends are born and where forward thinking policies for the industry and world are shaped. 

With hundreds of curated concerts and dozens of panels, discussion roundtables, speeches, presentations, multimedia and multi-cultural content happening throughout Hamburg’s St. Pauli district, Reeperbahn Festival is again positioning itself not only as a progressive music event, but also as a place of origin for social change. Questions of today will find their artistic answers of tomorrow. For example, the EU-subsidised initiative Keychange, established principally by Reeperbahn Festival over the past two years, commit themselves once again to strengthen the role of women in music and to trigger changes that would ideally reach far beyond the music industry sector.

Of the 425 acts performing at the festival, the 8 most promising will be presented as part of the ANCHOR music competition to a top-class jury comprising of legendary producers Bob Rock (Metallica, Mötley Crüe) and Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex) along with musicians Peaches and Kate Nash, as well as Australian television and radio presenter Zan Rowe and the Beatsteaks’ lead singer Arnim Teutoburg-Weiß. In addition to live music, the festival features a program of stunning visual arts as well as a film and literature. 

Europe’s biggest club festival in its 14th year

It is its mix of a future political congress and a gathering of the music world across generations that makes Reeperbahn Festival unique. The 4-day event continues to lure a growing number of music fans, industry, and international musicians to Hamburg’s legendary St Pauli district. From 18 to 21 September 2019, there will be over 600 live concerts across 90 different venues, with some 50,000 visitors expected to attend. In addition to the countless iconic live clubs in Hamburg’s famous Reeperbahn entertainment district, this year’s venues will also include churches, galleries, record shops, the spectacular Grand Hall of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and for the very first time, the Hamburg Planetarium where Iceland’s Ólafur Arnald's commissioned production "Ekki Hugsa 360°" will be one of several world premieres on the festival’s program.

In addition to live music, Reeperbahn Festival’s conference targets the music industry’s stakeholders and the creative digital economy and includes sessions, showcases, networking events, world premieres, competitions, and awards such as the ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival’s International Music Award and the international prize for excellent music journalism (IMJA). For further information and to view the full line-up, please visit

The Sound of Hamburg – New TV documentary “VYNL Hamburg”

Just in time for Reeperbahn Festival, a brand-new travel documentary, “VYNL Hamburg” captures the diverse sound of the Hanseatic city while introducing viewers to Hamburg’s historic yet vibrant landscape and showcases the unique places and varied sounds that merge to create a one-of-a-kind music experience. The report is now broadcasting internationally and on PBS in the US in October. It can be viewed online at:

Discover Hamburg – City of Music

If you would like to experience the Reeperbahn Festival and the vibrant St Pauli district first-hand, you can book your hotel or accommodation package from the experts at Hamburg Tourism. 

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