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Dear media partners, dear colleagues,
The line-up announcements just keep coming! The first two – which revealed this year’s concerts at the Elbphilharmonie and the first batch of bands and artists – is now followed by the third: 40 new names for the festival line-up!
Frehn Hawel 

Hamburg, 15 May 2018 
When you’re putting on a festival with over 500 bands and artists, even the monumental announcement of another 40 acts is still only the beginning. 

The international music scene has long known that Scandinavia is the world’s leading exporter when it comes to retro-rock. Without question, one of the biggest names in the genre is Graveyard (SE), the Swedish band around singer and guitarist Joakim Nilsson. The guys from Gothenburg have so far released four globally acclaimed albums full of classic-blues-and-psychedelic-infused hard rock – fortunately, Graveyard is back together after disbanding in 2016.
Another thrilling addition to the line-up hails from Norway, in the form of singer and songwriter Sigrid (NO) (photo), a real talent who’s currently on a real roll: her single “Don’t Kill My Vibe” was named “Hottest Record in the World” by BBC Radio 1, charted high in England and at home in Norway, and earned the attention of major media outlets, including The Guardian. A fine writer of pop songs, she was chosen by Apple Music as a face and voice for its “Up Next” campaign.
The American press regularly sings the praises of the phenomenal live shows of Tank and the Bangas (US), a quintet from New Orleans fronted by singer Tarriona “Tank” Ball: the group’s fireworks of soul, r'n'b, powerfully eloquent hip-hop, and jazz promises to excite and electrify Reeperbahn Festival goers as well.
American band Okkervil River (US), headed up by Will Sheff, needs little introduction – on their eleventh album, “In The Rainbow Rain”, their approach is significantly harder, more driving than it was on its contemplative predecessor, meaning the band is continuing to expand its cosmos of softer folk rock and harder alternative pop.
Cindy-Lauper-and-Japanese-J-pop-inspired bubblegum pop that comes from Nashville, the home of American music tradition, of all places? It exists and Poppy (US) – who’s created a persona for herself in the finest Warhol fashion – shows just how magnificent it can be.
From Hamburg’s Jenfeld district around the world via a video: with her hit song “Bist Du Down?” singer Ace Tee (DE) has established a reputation for herself that extends all the way to the USA. And her debut EP, “Tee Time”, which brings smooth r'n'b and urban hip-hop with positive vibes to a wider audience, shows that she’s got far more to offer than just one hit. She’ll be live with a full band – a true extravaganza!
The brilliant indie pop of the eccentric Darwin Deez (US), straight out of New York City’s Williamsburg neighbourhood, has ensured packed dance floors in every indie disco since the release of his hit single “Radar Detector”. At Reeperbahn Festival, Darwin Deez will perform songs from his three albums along with some new material – all guaranteed to have festivalgoers up and dancing from the first second to the last.

Also confirmed: Goat Girl (GB), Susanne Sundfør (NO), PISH (NO), Chris Garneau (US), Hugo Helmig (DK), Great News (NO), Soccer Mommy (US), Michael Nau (US), Ecke Prenz (DE), Matt Gresham (AU), Flavien Berger (FR), Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (AU), 1000 Gram (DE/SE), The Magic Gang (GB), A Tale Of Golden Keys (DE), Altin Gün (NL), Charlotte Brandi (DE), Odd Couple (DE), Fieh (NO), Wyvern Lingo (IE), Lomboy (BE), Boy Azooga (GB), Saint Agnes (GB), The Eskies (IE), LEAK (DE), Die Sauna (DE), Me & Reas (DE), Matthew Matilda (DE), LVNG (DE), Easy October (SE), Baby Jesus (SE), Linn Koch-Emmery (SE), Bottlecap (SE).

FYI: Presentation of the International Music Journalism Award (IMJA)
Dear colleagues: Where would we be without you – you who provide us each and every day with information on what’s going on in the music industry and introduce us to new music and new artists with your excellent articles and exciting backstories? Exactly.
And so, in 2018, we’ll be awarding the International Music Journalism Award at Reeperbahn Festival for the second time. If you know journalists or works of music journalism that you think are deserving of recognition, send us your nominations and submissions of texts and articles – we accept works in English, German, and, for the first time, in cooperation with Le Bureau Export, French.
For more information about categories, criteria, and for the submission forms, click here.

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: Landstreicher Booking
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