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Reeperbahn Festival Socials

Dear media partners, dear colleagues,
Starting on Wednesday, Hamburg will once again be the centre of the international music world. We’re looking forward to four exciting days with you!
As always, we’ll be making photographs available as well as providing video content – produced in-house and updated daily – of the Reeperbahn Festival:

  • For all online and picture editors: we’ll be providing fully edited contributions for embedding.
  • For all TV and news teams: we’ll be providing raw footage for post-editing.

Material has already been made available and the content will be continuously updated. More details can be found below.

Additional important information in overview:

The Press Desk is located in the new Festival Village on Heiligengeistfeld in close proximity to the St. Pauli U-Bahn station entrance.
Opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 11pm
Accreditation is non-transferable. Please have your ID ready.


  • Partner country for 2017: Canada Link
  • New venue: the Festival Village on Heiligengeistfeld – a green village between the Millerntor stadium and the Reeperbahn | Link
  • Premieres
    -  with Matthias Arfmann and Stevan Paul – Turtle Bay Country Club presents
    Cook ‘n’ Dub  I Wednesday, 20 Sept., 10pm, Schmidtchen (Klubhaus St. Pauli) | Link
    - Martin Kohlstedt “Currents” in the 360-degree dome | daily 8:30pm, Festival Village / Dome | Link
    - Owen Pallett & s t a r g a z e at the Elbphilharmonie | Saturday, 23 Sept., 8:50pm, Elbphilharmonie | Link
  • “Raise Your Voice!” Herbert Grönemeyer, Yasmine Hamdan, Fetsum, and others on the topic of music and political engagement | Link
  • Bowie producer Tony Visconti, Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass (BOY), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Emily Haines (Metric, Broken Social Scene), and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) make up the jury for the music competition ANCHOR 2017 – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award I Link
    Registration for the award ceremony: | Saturday, 23 Sept., 5pm, St. Pauli Theater
  • KEYCHANGE – Reeperbahn Festival empowers women in music: Shirley Manson (Garbage) on the podium alongside Katharina Fegebank (Senator for Equal Rights, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), and much more. I Link
    Press conference | Friday, 22 Sept., 10am, Private Cinema (East Hotel) I Link
  • The Elbphilharmonie is making its debut as a Reeperbahn Festival venue I Link
  • Dave Stewart to kick off the Music Film Contest at Reeperbahn Festival I Tuesday, 19 Sept., 9pm, Metropolis cinema | Register: | Link
  • Olaf Scholz (First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg): Future Frames for Content | Thursday, 21 Sept., 11am, Schmidt Theater (Saal) I Link
ANCHOR 2017 | Der Helga!® | International Music Journalism Award | ISA - International Sound Awards | Music Film Contest | Startups@Reeperbahn | VIA! VUT Indie Awards

General information and information about programme changes can be found on the Reeperbahn Festival website, the mobile app (iOS I Android), and on the following social media channels:  #rbf17  I   #rbfc17
Twitter:      @reeperbahn_fest
Instagram: @reeperbahn_festival
Facebook: @reeperbahnfestival   I   @ReeperbahnFestivalConference 

Festival timetable, print version: available daily at the press and info desk
Conference timetable, print version: available at the press and info desk

Each day of the festival we’ll be providing free-of-charge video content on our media server for media coverage of the Reeperbahn Festival. During the festival, video content will be continuously updated and expanded.

Thank you for using the content and for sending in links and evidence relating to each broadcast.
Questions? Contact us at:

Available at: 
User: production
Password: RBF2017 


  • Atmo & images Reeperbahn Festival 2012–2016
  • Interview with festival director Alex Schulz and head of music programme Bjørn Pfarr
  • Birth of the ANCHOR, glimpse behind the scenes & the story behind the Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award

21 Sept. & 22 Sept., 4am

  • Daily updating and expanding of a rough cut of the entire event: highlights from the music, arts, and conference programmes, Festival Village incl. opening, 360-degree dome and ANCHOR content
  • Rough cut Cook ‘n’ Dub

24 Sept., 6am

  • Final raw footage with all the highlights from the entire event, including the Elbphilharmonie concerts and ANCHOR winner

Footage that will be published via the Reeperbahn Festival channels and can be shared or embedded. Available via the following links.

Available immediately

Available 20 Sept.

Available 24 Sept.

Available 28 Sept.

  • Highlight aftermovie of the Reeperbahn Festival, ca. 90 sec. (RBF YouTube, Facebook)



A selection of photos as well as published press releases will be made available each day.


The current basic press release for the Reeperbahn Festival 2017 can be found here.


Image and sound recordings may not be made without consulting us first. Audio and video recordings are only permitted for the purpose of reporting. Further recordings and/or types of exploitation require the permission of the rights holder (artist, management) and of the event organiser (Reeperbahn Festival GbR). Access to locations/venues may be limited for production-related reasons. Separate registration is required to make recordings in the Elbphilharmonie. Visit us at the press desk to find out about last-minute opportunities/openings to make recordings.

Frehn Hawel: head of the press team +49 152 29353714 (official press telephone; this number can be reached during press desk opening hours).

New this year: the Gibson Bus, located in the Festival Village, for all members of the press. It can be used to conduct interviews; it’s also a place to relax and unwind. Opening hours: 10:30am – 7pm. Cold drinks and coffee will be available free of charge to all members of the media. Interview dates and times can be reserved in advance (contact: Peter Klapproth,

The Reeperbahn Festival Lounge is open around the clock. It is located in the entrance lobby of the ARCOTEL Onyx Hamburg (Reeperbahn 1), the official Reeperbahn Festival partner hotel, and is the central meeting point for all trade and professional visitors attending the Reeperbahn Festival. The lounge also has a cloakroom (which can be used free of charge), free WLAN, electrical outlets, and public access PCs.

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
Credits: Reeperbahn Festival GbR
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