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Aspiring Artists On The Rise

Once again we have loads of exciting news to announce! We finally can announce the nominees of this years ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award as well as ten high profile German bands to take part in the Wunderkinder programme. Let's watch these aspiring artists on the rise and establish promising business relationships.

The ANCHOR 2018 Nominees

The ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award is a label of excellence and a stepping stone into the nominated artists’ international career as demonstrated by last years’ winners Albin Lee Meldau who signed a worldwide major record deal and Jade Bird who is currently playing her first headline tour in the US.

We are proud to announce the ANCHOR 2018 Nominees!
The ANCHOR Board, consisting of international representatives from the media and music industries have reviewed a total of 62 candidates from 21 countries and determined the final nominees participating in the competition for the ANCHOR 2018:

Anna Aaron (CH) · Blanco White (GB) · Faces On TV (BE) · FRUM (FO) (photo) · Freya Ridings (GB) · Hope (DE) · Tamino (BE) 

Go to ANCHOR 2018 Nominee playlist.

The ANCHOR 2018 Judges Linda Perry (songwriter, singer, producer, ex-4 Non Blondes), Skye Edwards (Morcheeba), Cassandra Steen (Glashaus), Tony Visconti (music producer) and Jason Bentley (music director KCRW) will attend the live shows of the nominees at Reeperbahn Festival and eventually select the winner. All Reeperbahn Festival delegates are welcome to join the Award Show of ANCHOR 2018 on 22 September at St. Pauli Theatre, where the winner will be announced!

Many bands and solo artists performing at Reeperbahn Festival, including the ANCHOR 2018 
Nominees are still looking for labels, management, or publishers. We have compiled a helpful list for all types of searches regarding services and representation in different territories.

German Wunderkinder Announced!

Wunderkinder – German Music Talent” is now in its sixth consecutive year and is Reeperbahn Festival’s music export programme that showcases domestic talents to the music industry representatives in attendance. The selected Wunderkinder - 10 high profile German bands and artists who are well-positioned to take their careers to an international level - will appear at three Reeperbahn Festival clubs on Wednesday, 19 September.

Among the emerging German talents selected for this year’s Wunderkinder programme are: 

A Tale Of Golden Keys · Ace Tee · Bayuk · BLED WHITE · BLVTH · Charlotte Brandi · DENA · HAERTS · Ilgen-Nur · Jungstötter

In the past, German newcomers such as actual shooting stars GURR, the all time favourite electronic live act KID SIMIUS, worldwide touring act ROOSEVELT and many others took part in the Wunderkinder project and then went on to play international festivals including Eurosonic, The Great Escape and Iceland Airwaves, and to work with international booking agencies and management companies.
For the first time the programme has been extended by the accompanying possibility of a show at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and Reeperbahn Festival’s New York Edition.

Wunderkinder – German Music Talent 2018 is supported by:


VUT Indie Days Programme Completed

The programme of the VUT Indie Days that complement and enriches the Reeperbahn Festival programme is now complete. 
The programme includes lots of sessions, workshops, presentations, networking events, meetings, and, of course, the VIA VUT Indie Awards – the awards for independent excellence.
The VUT Indie Days will be held between 19 – 22 September during Reeperbahn Festival at VUT Indie House @ sanktpaulibar. The VIA VUT Indie Awards ceremony takes place on 20 September at Schmidts Tivoli.

The VUT Indie Days are organised by the German Association of Independent Music Companies (VUT) and held in conjunction with Reeperbahn Festival.

Time To Register For Reeperbahn Festival

Reeperbahn Festival will take place in just a few weeks from 19 – 22 September in Hamburg, Germany. 

Conference Tickets for Reeperbahn Festival can be purchased online for €245.00 (+ VAT and sales fee). Register here.
Enjoy four days full of fantastic programme
Choose unlimited from 900 events in the categories of sessions, concerts and showcases, meetings, networking events and awards shows as well as film, art and word.

We are looking forward to welcome you at Reeperbahn Festival!


Reeperbahn Festival Conference is organised by
 Inferno Events GmbH & Co. KG
Neuer Pferdemarkt 1, 20359 Hamburg/Germany,
PhG: Inferno Events Verwaltungs GmbH,
Gf: Alexander Schulz, Detlef Schwarte , HRB: 78130
Photo 1: Beinta á Torkilsheyggi | Photo 2: Arnold Hammer | Photo 3: Lidija Delovska
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