Events Booze Cruise Festival

Dozens of bands, nine venues, three days. The best part? Discovering new music while partying on an Elbe riverboat!

BOOZE CRUISE Festival Hamburg, Germany

Booze Cruise Festival - Music and party in and on the port of Hamburg

As music-lovers will know, the greater Hamburg area hosts its fair share of festivals. But unlike established events like Wacken Open Air, Dockville, Hurricane and Reeperbahn Festival, the Booze Cruise Festival has been the brainchild of only a small group of punk rock fans who simply set out to celebrate the anniversary of their self-made music magazine (Downpour Magazine).

Within two years’ time, the event has developed into a four-day marathon that brings together 70 bands as well as fans from all over the world. Only the promoters’ favourite bands got the nod, regardless of popularity or record sales, so it’s safe to say that this festival is for punk rock insiders rather than the rank and file. It’s also not for those who get seasick easily: it’s the festival’s trademark that many of the shows actually take place on the water.

A total of three different riverboats will sail up and down the Elbe river while bands play their tunes to the staggering masses. Other off-locations include a brew pub and even a fish sandwich stand. Anything goes, as long as it’s fun and close enough to the Elbe river.


31 May - 2 June 2024


Various location near and at the port of Hamburg, including Molotow, Hafenklang, Nochtwache, Überquell and MS Hedi

Getting there

S1, S2, S3 and U3 trains to Landungsbrücken

Booze Cruise


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