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Dear media partners, dear colleagues,
The ANCHOR, a new international music prize for up-and-coming artists, will be awarded for the first time ever during this year’s Reeperbahn Festival. Today we are pleased to introduce the members of the international jury and the participating bands and artists who hail from six different countries.
Frehn Hawel

Hamburg, September 14, 2016
  • Emiliana Torrini, Ray Cokes, Anna Ternheim, Y’akato and James Minor
    complete the jury around Toni Visconti
  • Kylie Olsson and Helena Felixberger to host the ANCHOR 2016 – The Show on
    Saturday, September 24 at St. Pauli Theater in Hamburg, Germany 
  • Renowned designer Peter Schmidt created the Award 
The jury for the international music award for emerging music talent at Reeperbahn Festival is confirmed. Long-time David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, Iceland’s pop music wonder Emilia Torrini, MTV legend Ray Cokes, Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Ternheim, Paris-based soul and blues diva Y’akoto and James Minor, Head of Music at South by Southwest Festival (Austin, Texas), will examine carefully the eight ANCHOR nominees between September 21 - 24.

“All eight nominees are very promising. It won’t be easy to choose the best talent. That’s why I’m really glad to be part of this top-notch and diverse jury, responsible for this great task”, Y’akoto explains enthusiastically about the launch of the ANCHOR. 

In the race for the new accolade for excellent music are Albin Lee Meldau (SE), Conner Youngblood (US), Holly Macve (UK), Shame (UK) and Olivia Sebastianelli (UK), Konni Kass (FRO), the Berliners by choice Parcels (AUS) and the electro-pop band Woman (DE). The three-day long competition takes place from September 21 – 23 with performances at the legendary clubs Molotow and Imperial Theater. 
The grand finale of the ANCHOR 2016 will be the show on September 24 at the venerable St. Pauli Theater in Hamburg, Germany. In front of 400 invited guests, Alexander Schulz, initiator and Festival Manager of the Reeperbahn Festival and the jury will announce the very first winner of the ANCHOR. The moderator-duo Kylie Olsson (BBC) and Helena Felixberger will guide through the evening, with the beatboxer Beardyman and singer-songwriter Jarle Bernhoft (NO) as the musical live acts of the evening. 
Whether you call it a spring board, launch pad, or catapult - the ANCHOR will establish itself in den following years as a significant predicate for the music industry. The whole design concept as well as the trophy of the new music brand was created by the design icon Peter Schmidt.  
Beside several performances in front of a high-carat jury, the ANCHOR offers its nominees the opportunity to win the award, thereby draw international attention to their work. Embedded in one of the prime platforms of the music industry, the Reeperbahn Festival, with its 4.000 accredited participants from about 43 nations, will enable the nominees to perform in front of a highly interested musical and professional audience.

Video content: interview Alexander Schulz, raw footage Reeperbahn Festival, trophy ANCHOR can be found here
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During the event video content will be continuously updated and expanded.

                                                                                         Supported by

The Reeperbahn Festival is organised by Reeperbahn Festival GbR
and Inferno Events GmbH & Co. KG.
Neuer Pferdemarkt 1, 20359 Hamburg

PhG Reeperbahn Festival GbR: Inferno Events GmbH & Co. KG und Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion GmbH;
Gf: Alexander Schulz / U-I-Nr.: DE247756458

PhG Inferno Events GmbH & Co. KG: Inferno Events Verwaltungs GmbH;
Gf: Alexander Schulz, Detlef Schwarte / U-I-Nr.: DE 210469759
Photo: Nikolai Sevke
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