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Summer of festivals to launch in Hamburg

Elbjazz musicians soon taking to stages

Hamburg, the city of music, is gearing up to launch the 2019 summer of festivals Friday starting with Elbjazz (May 31-June 1, 2019), one of the biggest of its kind in Europe, in the Port of Hamburg followed later by the MS Dockville (August 16-18, 2019) and Reeperbahn Festival (September 18-21, 2019) among many others.

Unusual venues

Musicians like Jamie Cullum will take to the stage during Elbjazz on May 31, 2019 while newcomers like Kokoroko will perform on Saturday (June 1, 2019). Eight unusual stages including the Elbphilharmonie the old freighter MS Stubnitz and the Blohm+Voss shipyard will become venues. The MS Dockville, held under the motto “Artville”, will shine the spotlight on young musicians and artists.

Digital themes and start-ups at the Reeperbahn Festival

The Reeperbahn Festival is the largest club festival in Europe with more than 70 stages, 600 concerts and regularly attracts some 40,000 visitors. Apart from music, digital themes, music-related start-ups and the presentation of the festival’s newcomer award, the “Anchor Award” are among many highlights. This summer’s regional music fests include the Hurricane Festival (June 21-23, 2019) in Scheesel, A Summer’s Tale (August 1-4, 2019) in the Eventpark in Luhmühlen as well as concerts in Hamburg’s Stadtpark by Take That (June 24, 2019), The National (July 16, 2019) or James Morrison (July 29, 2019) this summer.

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