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dear media partners, dear colleagues,

Today our brand new free streaming platform is going online! While in Hamburg a pandemic-conform version of Reeperbahn Festival takes place, around 100 public programmes will also be available in digital form on our free streaming platform – making sure that on all four days you can also enjoy Reeperbahn Festival more closely than ever before at home.
In addition, 150 programme items for professional visitors provided on our fee-based platform will deal with topics and issues concerning the international music business.

Frehn Hawel  

Hamburg, 14 September 2020


Starting on Wednesday, 16 September, Reeperbahn Festival, in cooperation with ARTE Concert and Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), will provide numerous programme streams on every day from 10:00 am to midnight (Wednesday 04:00 pm - 12:00 midnight).

Apart from the DOORS OPEN opening event with many prominent guests, which will be streamed by ARTE Concerts on Wednesday, 16 September from 06:30 pm, our platform will have a digital offering of live shows such as the premiere of Gisbert zu Knyphausen & Kai Schumacher or concerts by Tina Dico, Drangsal, Akua Naru, Dillon, Maeckes & die Gitarre, Tom Gregory, Bukahara, Niels Frevert and many more.

Beyond the pure music programme, the public streaming offer will also include readings, performances, discussions and a lot more. Not just concerts by the nominees of the international music award ANCHOR but also the prize-giving event on Saturday, 19 September, with the jury, composed of Melanie C., Brody Dalle, Darcy Proper, Markus Kavka and Frank Dellé alongside Tony Visconti can be enjoyed via the new Reeperbahn Festival streaming platform and on ARTE Concert and And so can the daily show of the MTV and Reeperbahn Festival legend Ray Cokes who, together with exciting guests, will present his personal insights into highlights of the digital programme at 04:30 pm on every festival day.
Training Day, our MusicBiz programme for newcomers on 19 September will also be offered digitally this year. Throughout the day, our panels, presentations and Q&A sessions will deal with current music business related topics and provide an overview of possible career paths and diverse occupational fields in the music business.
A mouse click will take visitors of the streaming platform from the Molotow to the Festival Village, just like at the real Reeperbahn Festival!

Katja Marx, Programme Director Radio at NDR:
"We are looking forward to bringing concerts to the people. and ARTE will present Reeperbahn Festival with a six-hour festival programme on all four festival days. The NDR radio channels will be present with NDR Blue Backstage from Thursday to Saturday, starting at 10:00 pm, the NDR Info Nachtclub after midnight, and an NDR 2 Special on Thursday. N-JOY will report from their Reeperbahn bus on Spielbudenplatz every day with numerous live acts performing on its stage. I'm convinced that this year will see a Reeperbahn Festival that gets very close to people from a distance."

The fee-based conference programme will be streamed live this year from Klubhaus St. Pauli. From Thursday, the professional visitor platform of Reeperbahn Festival will offer about 150 programme items on current topics of the music business and the film, games and advertising sectors from 10:00 am till the early evening.

Kevin Kühnert, Head of Juso (young socialists), Member of the European Parliament Sabine Verheyen (CDU), Members of the Deutscher Bundestag such as Klaus Ernst (Die Linke) or Erhard Grundl (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and others will exchange their views on the impacts of the Corona crisis with about 200 international speakers from the industry.

In a comprehensive offer of sessions, masterclasses, matchmaking events, showcases and talks, the media-theory superstar Douglas Rushkoff as well as artists such as Westbam, Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, TikTok stars Lukas Rieger and Aylo just like sector heavyweights such as Helen Smith, Patrick Mushatsi-Kareba, Peter Elliot, Stephan Thanscheidt or Steve Zapp can be experienced digitally.

Dear media representatives: You will have access to the digital conference platform We have already sent you access information in a separate e-mail. We are looking forward to your reporting!

Media material
Free-of-charge material is already available online for media coverage of Reeperbahn Festival. During the festival, content will be continuously updated and expanded.
Thank you for using the content and for sending in links and evidence relating to each broadcast and publication. Please contact for any check back.


Video rough cuts of Reeperbahn Festival (programme highlights of music, arts, conference, Festival Village, contents showing DOORS OPEN, the Gisbert zu Knyphausen & Kai Schumacher premiere and the ANCHOR) can be downloaded via our content server.
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Edited footage (e.g. Reeperbahn Festival Preview Trailer, DOORS OPEN Highlight Trailer, ANCHOR Aftermovie) that will be published via the Reeperbahn Festival channels and can be shared or embedded is successively available via links deposited in this document.


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


Find here the current basic press text for Reeperbahn Festival 2020 and the conveyed press releases.





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