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Reeperbahn Festival to start today

Festival cum conference increasingly important for international music industry. 30,000 visitors expected

Hamburg’s nightlife district St Pauli will once again be the the international hotspot of music with Reeperbahn Festival starting today. For four days, it will stage some 400 concerts at 70 venues, showcasing new talents from various music genres. Launched in 2006, Germany’s largest club festival meanwile developed into one of the top three meetings of the music and digital economy in Europe. At the ninth edition of the Reeperbahn Festival, the organisers expect more than 30,000 visitors.

International business platform

In addition to music, the festival will once again host Reeperbahn Festival Conference as international business platform of companies and organisations in the music industry. On occasion of the festival, the Hamburg Ministry of Culture, the Hamburg Convention Bureau and Hamburg Music Industry Association will be hosting a joint reception called “Soundcheck Hamburg”. “Internationally, Reeperbahn Festival and Reeperbahn Festival Conference have become the most important German platform of its kind and and one of the most important events of the music industry”, says Prof Barbara Kisseler, Hamburg’s Minister for Culture. The festival is funded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg along with the Commissioner for Culture and Media of the German Federal Government.

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