The 12th Reeperbahn Festival ended Saturday in Hamburg (September 20-23, 2017) with over 800 events including 500 concerts in St. Pauli and the brand new Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The Festival-Village with the 360°-Dome, Taubenstrasse were new venues this year. Organisers thanked 40,000 guests on four days to the 2017 Reeperbahn Festival including 4, 700 international delegates from 57 nations. Canada was this year’s partner country.
NEXT17 and ANCHOR
British singer Jade Bird won the second ANCHOR Festival International Music Award Saturday in St. Pauli Theater. The jury said in a statement: ”We have decided upon an artist with impressively broad range, who displays strong song writing and musicianship, bringing something fresh and unconventional to her genre.” Around 260 events during the Next17 conference gave festivalgoers an opportunity to discuss music and digital industry in future.
Roll on Gallagher
After a terrific Rolling Stones concert earlier this month in Hamburg, music fans were in store for yet another legendary musician when British rock star Liam Gallagher, former vocalist of Oasis, took to the stage during the Warner Music Night on Thursday (September 21, 2017). His new album goes on sale from October 6, 2017 and has already met with rave reviews. Next year’s festival and conference will be held from September 19-22, 2018! France will be the partner country in 2018.
Launched in 2006, the annual Reeperbahn Festival plays out in venues along the Reeperbahn and has morphed into a key event for Europe’s music and digital industry. Around 260 events during the Next17 conference gave festivalgoers an opportunity to discuss the development of the music and digital industry in future. The City of Hamburg and the German Government Commissioner for Culture and Media finance the Reeperbahn Festival.