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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, photographs as well as video content of Reeperbahn Festival will be available – produced in-house and updated daily. 
  • 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 is already available and will be continuously updated. Please find more details and additional information in the overview below:

Press Accreditation
This year, the Press Desk is located in the Festival Village on Heiligengeistfeld in close proximity to the St. Pauli U-Bahn station entrance.
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday, 09:00 am – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Accreditation is personal and non-transferable. Please have your ID ready. 

Highlights 2018 
  • Country partner 2018: France | Link
  • Also present: the Festival Village on Heiligengeistfeld – Green village between Millerntor Stadium and Reeperbahn with Spiegelzelt (mirror tent) | Link
  • Reeperbahn Festival Opening: Kick-off event with speeches by Peter Tschentscher (Plenipotentiary of the Federal Repubic of Germany for Cultural Affairs under the Treaty of Franco-German Cooperation, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), Anne-Marie Descôtes (Ambassador of France for the Federal Republic of Germany) and Dr. Andreas Görgen (Director-General for Culture and Communication, Federal Foreign Office), live performances by Julien Doré (FR) and Jungle (GB) as well as the presentation of the ANCHOR 2018 jury and nominees | Link
    • Bear’s Den in collaboration with Paul Frith "Fragments" at the Elbphilharmonie I Saturday, 22 Sept. midnight, Elbphilharmonie | Link
    • David August at the Elbphilharmonie | Friday, 21 Sept. 11:00 pm, Elbphilharmonie | Link
    • Konstantin Gropper aka Get Well Soon with "Nightmares" at St. Michaelis Kirche| Friday, 21 Sept., 10:40 pm, | Link
  • Live shows by
    • Metronomy | Saturday, 22 Sept., 23:00 pm, Große Freiheit 36 | Link
    • Jesse Glynne | Saturday, 22 Sept., 23:40 pm, Docks | Link
    • Passenger | Thursday, 20 Sept., 23:00 pm, Docks | Link
  • Sessions on pop and populisms and the role of rap
    • Pop und Populismus (Pop and Populism) | Thursday, 20 Sept., 15:45 pm, Schmidtchen (Klubhaus St. Pauli)  | Link
    • Status Quo Deutschrap – Zur Lage eines extremen Genres (Status Quo Deutschrap – On the situation of an extreme genre) | Friday, 21 Sept., 10:30 am, Schmidtchen (Klubhaus St. Pauli) | Link
    • Antisemitismus, Verschwörungstheorien, Musik  – Was muss sich ändern? (Anti-semitisms, conspiracy theories, music – what must change?) | Thursday, 20 Sept., 12:30 pm, Angie’s Nightclub | Link
  • Sessions on the subject 'inclusion'
    • Inklusive Kulturarbeit – Gleichberechtigte Teilhabe für Menschen mit Behinderung? (Inclusive culture work – equal participation of disabled people?) | Friday, 21 Sept., 10:00 am, East Hotel / C2 | Link
    • The Forgotten Audience | Friday, 21 Sept., 11:15 am, East Hotel / C2 | Link
  • New European music event "The Campfire Show" | Friday, 21 Sept., 20:00 pm, Spiegelzelt, Festival Village | Link
  • The jury of the music competition ANCHOR 2018 – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award consists of Bowie producer Tony Visconti, Linda Perry (songwriter, singer, producer, Ex-4 Non Blondes), Skye Edwards (Morcheeba), Cassandra Steen (Glashaus) and Jason Bentley (music director KCRW). They will assess the shows of the nominees I Link
    Registration for the Award Gala with exclusive live performances by Metronomy and Linda Perry to | Saturday, 22 Sept., 17:30 pm, St. Pauli Theate
  • Keychange Day – The Reeperbahn Festival will dedicate the festival Thursday to empowering women in music. Full and radical programme about the topic range of feminism and pop culture, diversity and discrimination: discussions – incl. Linda Perry and Tony Visconti (Women In Music – Next Steps | Thursday, 20 Sept., 16:00 – 17:00 pm, Spiegelzelt, Festival Village | Link) – speeches, workshops, film presentations, concerts and parties | Thursday, 20 Sept., 12:00 - 21:00 pm, Spiegelzelt, Festival Village | Link
  • The newly founded music export agency Gre.Ex Music Office will present its first official showcase night at Reeperbahn Festival with Meet the Greex Showcase | Thursday, 20 Sept., 19:30 pm, Spielbude | Link
  • Klaus Voormann Work Exhibition – It started in Hamburg: For the comprehensive work exhibition of his creative diversity, the artist, graphic designer, musician, author and actor is returning to Hamburg in the course of Reeperbahn Festival – to the city where it all began | Wednesday, 19 Sept. – Saturday, 22 Sept.,  12:30-21:00 pm, Festival Village | Link
ANCHOR 2018 | Der Helga!® | International Music Journalism Award | ISA - International Sound Awards | Startups@Reeperbahn | VIA! VUT Indie Awards | Keychange Award 

Programme Information / Social Media
General information and information on programme changes can be found on the Reeperbahn Festival website, the mobile app (iOS I Android), and on the following social media channels:  #rbf18  I   #rbfc18
Twitter:      @reeperbahn_fest
Instagram: @reeperbahn_festival
Facebook: @reeperbahnfestival   I   @ReeperbahnFestivalConference 

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

Media material
Free-of-charge material is already available on our media server for media coverage of Reeperbahn Festival. During the festival, content will be continuously updated and expanded.

The content in this online-database is copyright-protected. Free use is only permitted for articles reporting on Reeperbahn Festival. All other forms of use are strictly prohibited. Please contact Frehn Hawel ( for any check back.

Thank you for using the content and for sending in links and evidence relating to each broadcast.

The following material can be downloaded via a link.

Immediately available
Reeperbahn Festival Impressions
General information about Reeperbahn Festival; Best-Of Reeperbahn Festival 2017.
12:16 minutes, 1.776,49 MB

ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award Impressions
Impressions, interviews and concert excerpts of 2016/2017/2018 with Tony Visconti, Linda Perry, Jason Bentley, Alexander Schulz, Jade Bird, Albin Lee Meldau and Pabst. 
10:45 minutes, 949,54 MB

Available 19 September, 11:00 pm
Reeperbahn Festival Opening 2018
Concert excerpts Jungle, excerpts of the speeches of Dr. Peter Tschentscher (The Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany for cultural affairs within the Treaty on Franco-German cooperation, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), Anne-Marie Descôtes (Ambassedor of France to the Federal Republic of Germany) and Dr. Andreas Görgen (Director-General for Culture and Communication, Federal Foreign Office) as well as the presentation of the ANCHOR 2018 Jury and Nominees.

Available 20 September, 03:00 pm
Highlights Festival Day 1

Concert highlights Festival Day 1.

ANCHOR 2018 Day 1
Presentation of the ANCHOR 2018 Jury and Nominees, first Nominee shows by FRUM and Blanco White as well as ANCHOR 2018 Jury vox pops.

Available 21 September, 03:00 pm
ANCHOR 2018 Day 2
Nominee shows by Faces on TV, TIWAYO and Anna Aaron as well as ANCHOR 2018 Jury vox pops.

Available 22 September, 03:00 pm
ANCHOR 2018 Day 3
Nominee shows by HOPE, Tamino and Freya Ridings as well as the ANCHOR 2018 Jury vox pops.

Available 22 September, 06:00 pm
Statements about the initiative Keychange – Empowering Women In Music. 

Available 23 September, 01:00 am
ANCHOR 201 Award Show
Award show with live performances by Linda Perry and Metronomy as well as highlights of Tony Visconti, Skye Edwards, Cassandra Steen and Jason Bentley.

Available 23 September, 08:00 pm
Highlights Reeperbahn Festival 2018
Concert und programme highlights of the Reeperbahn Festival venues Docks, Elbphilharmonie, Festival Village, Michel and more.


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

Immediately available
Reeperbahn Festival 2018 Preview Trailer

Available 23 September
ANCHOR 2018 Highlight Trailer

Available 28 September

Reeperbahn Festival 2018 Aftermovie

A selection of photos will be made available on a daily basis.

Find here the current basic press text for Reeperbahn Festival 2018 and the conveyed press releases.


Image And Sound Recordings
Image and sound recordings may not be taken 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 take recordings at the Elbphilharmonie. Visit us at the Press Desk to find out about last-minute opportunities/openings to take recordings.

Press Contact
Frehn Hawel: head of the press team +49 152 29353716 (official press telephone; this number can be reached during Press Desk opening hours).

Press Areas
The Reeperbahn Festival Lounge is open around the clock. It is located in the entrance foyer of the ARCOTEL Onyx Hamburg (Reeperbahn 1), the official Reeperbahn Festival partner hotel, and is the central meeting point for all professional visitors attending 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
Photo: Lidija Delovska
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