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this year's Live entertainment programme

It has traditionally been one of the central and most comprehensive programme areas of Reeperbahn Festival and we are glad to announce parts of this year’s line up for the Live Entertainment strand. As usually the speakers present a well balanced mix of senior and junior industry movers: CTS Eventim CEO Klaus Peter Schulenberg (DE) meets with Carl Leighton-Pope (Managing Director, The Leighton-Pope Organisation, UK), Matt Schwarz (COO & Managing Director, Live Nation, DE) discusses the company's goals between artist development and data mining and the founders of Wacken Thomas Jensen (DE) and Holger Hübner (DE) speak about 30 Years Of Wacken.

Besides regular conference topics there are new ones on the menu: Rethink Music Export with Corinne Sadki (Head of Research & Digital, Le Bureau Export, FR), Food For Live - Best Cases, including tastings with Najma Souroque (Head of Sustainability & Think Tank, We Love Green, FR) and Brexit - A Political Adventure with Kevin Offer (Tax Advisor, Hardwick & Morris LLP, UK). The agenda is accomplished with industry meetings such as the annual Live Entertainment Summit by BDKV and the one and only Helga Festival Award Show.


Agent's agenda

It is no longer a surprise that external investments out of the financial community are causing significant amendments within the existing landscape of the live music sector. In particular in the Anglo-Saxon hemisphere mergers became trendy, creating new and bigger powerhouses than ever been seen in this industry.

A good reason to enrich this year’s edition of the panel Agents Agenda: The New Food Chain with a proper expertise by the financial analyst Volker Bosse (Baader Bank Aktiengesellschaft, DE) and industry players such as Lily Oram (Booker, Coda Agency, UK, photo), Till Schoneberg (Managing Director, Konzertbüro Schoneberg, DE), and Steven Thomassen (Managing Director, Toutpartout, BE) on how this developments are affecting the entire live music sector.


festival season

This year’s festival season is revealing some new trends such as the slow down of record-breaking results. Still a very solid business branch, this part of the live music industry is also looking into new ways of how to cope with competition and consolidation in the near future.

On international level festival promoters such as Roel Coppen (Managing Director, Friendly Fire, NL), Stephan Thanscheidt (Managing Director, FKP Scorpio, DE), James Wright (Concert Agent, United Talent Agency, UK), and Mikołaj Ziółkowski (Managing Director, Alter Art agency, PL, photo) are looking into the subject, while the German language session under the headline Bewährungsprobe für Festivals (A test for festivals) among others features Holger Stratmann (Managing Director, Rock Hard Festival, DE) and Rembert Stiewe (Journalist / Vice President, WDR / Glitterhouse, DE).


Kevin offer – Finally Brexit?

The terms of conditions going along with Brexit is for the music sector as challenging as for many other industries.

Reeperbahn Festival welcomes Kevin Offer (Hardwick & Morris LLP, UK), a chartered tax advisor and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for the panel Brexit - A Political Adventure. Offer has a special emphasis for private clients out of the sport and music sector and is a member of the International Taxation of Entertainers Group. He has detailed knowledge of the meaning and likely outcome of Brexit.


Live Entertainment Summit

At this year's Live Entertainment Summit the German Federal Association of the Concert and Event Industry (BDKV) will provide information on the current situation of the national and international live entertainment market. This year’s panel will include the BDKV board members Daniel Rothammer (DEAG, DE), Stephan Thanscheidt (FKP Scorpio, DE), the BDKV lawyers Prof. Dr. Johannes Kreile (DE) and Dr. Johannes Ulbricht (DE) as well as the Managing Director of the BDKV, Prof. Jens Michow (DE, photo). Among the topics are a report on the festival season 2019, the international trend towards corporate formations in the event sector and numerous relevant facts and figures on the music and event business. This session will be held in German.

More bands & artists confirmed

It is only eight weeks to go until Reeperbahn Festival 2019 begins! That's why it is not surprising that the booking process for live acts is rapidly moving towards completion with the announcement of another 51 bands and artists: 

Frittenbude (DE, photo), Apache 207 (DE), Asa (FR, NG), Tamikrest (ML), HATARI (IS), Sugar MMFK (DE), Mokoomba (ZW), Lubomyr Melnyk (CA, UA), L'aupaire (DE), BaBa ZuLa (TR), Nathan Ball (GB), Mathea (AT), Gianni Mae (DE, AN), EASY LIFE (GB), Chef'Special (NL), alyona alyona (UA), Dennis Dies Das (DE), POMME (FR), Drama (US), Tallies (CA), MIN t (DE, PL), and many more.


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Das Reeperbahn Festival wird organisiert von der
Reeperbahn Festival GbR, Neuer Pferdemarkt 1, 20359 Hamburg
PhG: Inferno Events GmbH & Co. KG und Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion GmbH,
Gf: Alexander Schulz / U-I-Nr.: DE247756458

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Photo 1: Christophe Crenel, Live Nation, Najma Souroque | Photo 2: Lily Oram | Photo 3: Mikołaj Ziółkowski | Photo 4: Kevin Offer | Photo 5: Klaus Westermann | Photo 6: Audiolith

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