Events [k] Intl. Summer Festival

For three weeks, Barmbek’s finest Kampnagel hosts one of the leading festivals in Europe for modern performance arts.

Kampnagel International Summer Festival

[k] Kampnagel International Summer Festival

The factory-turned-art space Kampnagel in Barmbek never ceases to amaze. Although contributing to Hamburg’s cultural landscape all year round, the cultural centre really picks up the pace in summer when it hosts its international festival for modern performance art. For three weeks, visitors will be able to see countless different single events, ranging from music acts to drama, dance and film. In its stylistic diversity and the multitude of concerts, plays and screenings, Kampnagel’s Summer Festival can be counted among the great performance art festivals on European soil. ​​​​​​​

No borders & no boundaries

From hip hop and free jazz to postmodern dance inspired by stunt show aesthetics, the International Summer Festival knows no boundaries. This, as well as the current global political situation gave the 30th edition of the festival it’s motto: "borders, both real and imagined, are to be overcome with the help of art." For that matter, many contributions to the festival are cooperations between artists from different cultural and national backgrounds. The “Heimatfantasien” conference that is at the heart of the festival deals with notions of home and nation and frames the festival’s approach.        


2020 dates tbd


Jarrestrasse 20
22303 Hamburg

Getting there

U3 trains to Borgweg or Saarlandstrasse, 172 and 173 buses to Jarrestrasse  

For further information, please see the International Summer Festival’s official website.

Kampnagel Summer Fest