For four days in September, the international music community meets in St. Pauli district. The eponymous festival takes place on and all around the Reeperbahn strip. The choice of locations and international performing artists is just as colourful and diverse as the area in which they play: concerts will be hosted in locations as varied as Molotow music club and the St. Pauli church.
With more than 360 different concerts, readings, art happenings and movie screenings, the festival is packed brimful with highlights for every music lover. From heavy metal and punk to indie, hip-hop, jazz and soul: visitors will have plenty of opportunity to broaden their musical minds beyond genre boundaries.
Music Business Convention
As much as there's to see and do for music fans, Reeperbahn Festival also doubles as one of the most important conferences of the music industry. Representatives of the leading music labels come together and discuss strategies and the latest trends. Among the most significant dates of the event are the ceremonies for the ANCHOR International Music Awards and the International Music Journalism Awards.
The Reeperbahn Festival 2023 starts on 20 September and visitors can look forward to just as a comprehensive programme as every year. Already confirmed in the line-up are high-profile acts such as The Hives, Antje Schomaker and Blood Red Shows. Other musical highlights include performances by The Pretenders, the British singer Holly Humberstone and the Austrian singer-songwriter Avec. Visitors can also look forward to German-language acts such as Symba, Levin Liam and Ennio.
Venues include the Elbphilharmonie, the Festival Village on the Heiligengeistfeld and many small and large venues on and around the Reeperbahn. This year, two concerts each will take place in the main hall of the Elbphilharmonie on Friday and Saturday. The Amsterdam band Altin Gün, the Australian songwriter Matt Corby, the German pop band Jeremias and the indie-pop duo Bruckner will be take the stage.
re:publica goes to Reeperbahn Festival
A new feature of the Reeperbahn Festival 2023 is a cooperation with the Berlin digital conference re:publica. The cooperation will see a second re:publica take place every year at the Reeperbahn Festival. The Hamburg edition is to take place as part of the Reeperbahn Festival on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September. Guests can look forward to a programme of talks, workshops, panel discussions and performances that will take place on three stages, a Maker Space and two tents for workshops and meetups in the Festival Village on the Heiligengeistfeld.
20-23 September, 2023
Reeperbahn and St. Pauli
U3 Subway to St. Pauli or S1, S2 and S3 to Reeperbahn
For more information, please visit the official Reeperbahn Festival page.