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Dear media partners, dear colleagues,
Anticipation for the first big announcement of bands and artists for the 13th Reeperbahn Festival has been high. After publicising the programme for the Elbphilharmonie in January, we’re now thrilled to be able to announce the names of 44 more bands and artists that we’ll be welcoming to Reeperbahn Festival 2018.
Frehn Hawel 

Hamburg, 24 April 2018
Back in January we announced the five Elbphilharmonie concerts by Bear’s Den (GB), David August (DE), Lewis Capaldi (GB), Ibeyi (FR) and Her (FR) that will take place on Friday, 21 September, and Saturday, 22 September, during Reeperbahn Festival. Today’s addition of 44 bands and artists to the festival line-up marks the initial phase toward assembling the extensive concert programme of ca. 600 concerts that, as every year, will be performed over the festival’s four days in ca. 90 venues.

WhoMadeWho (DK) (photo) from Copenhagen present a highly danceable musical cosmos between synth sounds and electro house – and they achieve this with a very classic rock band line-up of guitar, bass, and drums; the band’s seventh album, “Through The Walls”, broadens this wide-ranging universe with its infusion of a hefty dose of psychedelia. Hard-core battle rap has a tradition in his home town of Berlin: When Shacke One (DE) lets rip to the sounds and old-school rap beats of his mate Achim Funk, the punchlines always land solidly below the belt. Heisskalt (DE) from Stuttgart are just as hard-hitting but with a distinct post hardcore slant, shouting their shrewd social criticism to the sound of rousing thunderous guitars – it works, and it landed them a No. 14 spot on the charts for “Vom Wissen und Wollen”, the band’s second album. KID SIMIUS (DE/ES) proves himself to be a true multitasking machine when he takes the stage with his brilliant dubstep electro tracks, performing as a one-man-band with synthesizers, effects units, and guitar. Liniker e os Caramelows (BR) from Sao Paulo are bringing contemporary Tropicalia soul jazz to the Reeperbahn – their music can be taken as an immensely danceable appeal for more diversity, as demonstrated on their new album, “Remonta”. With his band Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor (GB) has been at the forefront of the British indie electro scene for years, but he’s also been releasing solo albums – and on these, as on “Beautiful Thing”, his new release, he persists in his pursuit of the perfect pop song. She left the Finnish village of Suomenlinna, pop. 800, and ventured out into the world – Lxandra’s (FI) devastatingly warm voice and debut single, “Dig Deep”, with its Massive-Attack-meets-Adele sound, has no small number of people predicting a magnificent career for her.

Also confirmed: S. Carey (US), BRETT (DE), Der Täubling (DE), DeWolff (NL), Anna Burch (US), Das Paradies (DE), Bon Voyage Organisation (FR), Tender Games (DE), Rikas (DE), Ilgen-Nur (DE), Princess Chelsea (NZ), L'Impératrice (FR), Freya Ridings (GB), Neufundland (DE), Karies (DE), Tamino (BE), Theo Lawrence & The Hearts (FR), Stereo Honey (GB), Pom Poko (NO), Black Foxxes (GB), Jamie Lenman (GB), DECIBELLES (FR), DREAM STATE (GB), SIND (DE), Estrons (GB), Gewalt (DE), Halo Maud (FR), Hugar (IS), Yukno (AT), JAGUWAR (DE), Queen Zee (GB), Baby Galaxy (NL), Swedish Death Candy (GB), Lysistrata (FR), Malena Zavala (AR), The Ninth Wave (GB), Zach Said (GB).

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
Credit: Martin Bubandt
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