Pepper Pots auf dem Reeperbahn Festival © Reeperbahn Festival Nina Zimmermann

Reeperbahn Festival 2014: organisers are "extremely content"

New visitor record. Finland to be partner country of Reeperbahn Festival 2015.

Reeperbahn Festival ended with a positive result. Festival director Alex Schulz was “extremly satisfied“ with the result and stated: “This year proved: we can also make weather!” With more than 600 events at 70 venues, Reeperbahn Festival was bigger than ever. Due to construction works at Spielbudenplatz, also new locations were included in the four-day festival. From 2015 on, the Klubhaus St. Pauli will be available, offering five new venues under its roof. Schulz also was positively confirmed by the addition of a fourth festival day on Wednesday.

30,000 visitors enjoyed 600 events

30,000 visitors, including 3,400 trade and media representatives, attended Germany’s largest club festival. The number of trade visitors increased by five per cent compared to the previous year, with professionals coming from 39 nations. International guests accounted for 35 per cent of the professional visitors. Detlef Schwarte, head of the Reeperbahn Festival Conference, was particularly pleased about the keynote talk with Herbert Grönemeyer, a highlight of the 170 industry events, including 100 panels, talks, workshops and networking sessions. Anther hallmark event was the award gala “Der Helga”. Hosted in co-operation with the magazine “Festivalguide”, the best open air festivals were honoured in, as he put it, “wonderful, very amusing event that will definitely be repeated next year.”

Tribute to all sectors of the creative industrie

Reeperbahn Festival not only staged some 400 concerts across of gencres, but also feature 7o events in creative art, media art, literature and film in the culture programme. The events held in public urban areas attracted particular attention. “The visitors understood that the whole event was about drifting through the streets and discover new things. The Reeperbahn Festival concept was fully accepted, with concerts of unknown artists particularly well attended“, said Bjørn Pfarr, responsible for the public music programme. The nightly programmes of Warner Music and Univeral Music were also much in demand.

Finland partner country of 10th Reeperbahn Festival

The tenth edition of the Reeperbahn Festival will take place from 23 to 26 September 2015, with tickets on sale now. At its tenth anniversary, the festival will focus on Finland. Tuomo Tähtinen, Executive Director of Music Finland, presented the key elements of Finland’s commitment. The Finnish music industry is preparing the launch of the “largest music export project in the history of Finland”. The bustling Finnish music scene will be shown on the website to reinforce an awareness for Finnish artists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “For us, the partnership with the Reeperbahn Festival is an opportunity to trigger off a co-operation where all parties can benefit,” said Tähtinen.

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