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Dear Media Partners, Dear Colleagues,

In almost four weeks, the 15th Reeperbahn Festival will start, for the first time in a pandemic-conform version. To remind you in the face of all these special circumstances that this year there will be plenty of fantastic contents, here our programme update: We are pleased to announce new concerts as well as exciting additions to the arts, word and film programme. As this year detailed pre-planning is more important than ever and brings about joyful anticipation, here the good news: You can now begin to plan because the timetable of this year's programme is online – and so is the Reeperbahn Festival app!

Frehn Hawel

Hamburg, 27 August 2020


"Good preparation is half of the pie" – rarely has a saying been truer than for the 15th Reeperbahn Festival. Pandemic-conform implementation of this year's edition demands from all visitors and media representatives clearly more detailed planning of their festival days as well as responsible and prudent action. If in the past 14 years you just drifted along to discover, accidentally or by recommendation, a new favourite band, but now it is strongly advised under the present circumstances to plan exact routes including alternatives in advance to make the most of this year's Reeperbahn Festival. Our timetable will be a useful guide providing an overview of all programmes and venues; it is now online.

The same is true for the Reeperbahn Festival app (for Android and iOS), the most important communication tool during the festival days in 2020. Apart from individual programme planning, you can mark your favourites and will be notified in time of all relevant current developments such as changes to the programme, possible delays, etc.  

This year's concert programme is made up of live shows at the clubs as well as streaming concerts which can be viewed on your screens at home.

We have the pleasure to welcome Tom Gregory (GBR), one of the most ambitious singer-songwriters of recent years, who with his hits "Fingertips" or "Rather Be You" and his debut album "Heaven In a World so Cold" unmistakably shows that he has come to stay.
Akua Naru (DEU, USA, photo), one of the trendsetting rappers of conscious hip-hop, will come to the Reeperbahn to eloquently address socio-political topics in her smashing mix of rap, r’n’b, soul and jazz.
With the catching synth funk of his debut "& Co." and his hit single "Think about Things", known from the Eurovision Song Contest, the slender giant Daði Freyr (ISL, DEU) will lure even the most killjoy cranks to the dancefloor.
Talco (ITA) and their energetic sky punk with sprinklings of folk achieve the same – and much more: Behind their captivating musical facade, the band deals with serious political topics and will win a special place in the hearts of all St. Pauli fans as soon as they play their anthem for the club.

Also confirmed:
Suzane (FRA), Máni Orrason (DEU, ISL), DENA (DEU, BGR), Nana Adjoa (NLD, GHA), Ant Antic (AUT, DEU), Plàsi (SWE, GRC), Baby in Vain (DNK), Torii (NLD), lùisa (DEU), Charlotte Brandi (DEU), fluppe (DEU), Bilbao (DEU), Amistat (DEU), Douniah (DEU), Friedo (DEU), v_olaaa (DEU), NOLA (DEU), CHAiLD (LUX), TUYS (LUX), KLΞIИ (LUX), Lonely Spring (DEU), Umme Block (DEU), Telquist (DEU), Elena Rud (DEU), COREMAGAZINE (KOR), OurR (KOR), AIRY (KOR), Lim Kim (KOR), Balming Tiger (KOR), SANGJARU (KOR), Bobby Rausch (DEU), Robin Sukroso (DEU), Keshavara (DEU), Acua (DEU), MARIAMA (DEU), Lisa Wanloo (SWE), Tomma Intet (SWE), Janice Prix (SWE), Afrodelic (LTU), Junior A (LTU), shishi (LTU).

Arts, Word, Film
At Arts Playground in the Festival Village, "(IN) BETWEEN – Between Music and Graphics" will invite visitors to attend an interactive exhibition with talks and book presentations to join in, reflect and discuss.
In the live podcast PISSY by Missy Magazines, chief editor Dominique Haensell with talk about political poetry with the author, film maker and artist, Leyla Yenirce.
Zeise cinema in Ottensen is the venue of the Reeperbahn Festival film programme, in the course of which the documentary "Now" on the global movement of young climate activists by star photographer Jim Rakete, the Hamburg premiere of the TEDDY Award-winning film "Futur Drei" ("Best Queer film"), feature films, web series and further documentaries will be shown.
Here you will find further arts, word and film programme items. 

Please note:
Application for accreditation for all media representatives will ultimately close on 6 September 2020!
Please register in time. Due to strongly limited capacities no late registration is possible this year!





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Reeperbahn Festival is organised by
Reeperbahn Festival GmbH i.G., 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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