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Reeperbahn Festival expands its spectrum

International trade congress fully integrates digital creative industries

In its eighth year, Reeperbahn Festival will be even bigger and more diverse. Taking place 25-28 September in Hamburg, Germany‘s largest club festival will significantly expand its impact and fully incorporate the digital creative sector in its jam-packed programme. More than 400 events in the festival‘s three sections music, arts and campus are planed in 70 unusual locations around and on Reeperbahn.

The integration of the digital creative industries particularly enriches the agenda of the festival‘s business platform Reeperbahn Campus. Meanwhile highly reputed internationally, its 2,8000 participants will be able to enjoy the biggest conference programme ever. Bundled under the slogan “Get the balance right“, more than 60 talks, panel discussions, workshops, and presentations on mobile music & mobile app, crowdfunding, licensing an the sharing ecconomy are listed on the agenda. In addition, Reeperbahn Campus will focus intensely on 2013 top topic, games.

Prominent speakers include the Mutopo founder and CEO, Shaun Abrahmson, the French Internet pioneer Catherine Barba, CEO of CB GROUP, Philip Ginthör, CEO of Sony Germany, as well as Eurythmics mastermind and multimedia entrepreneur Dave Stewart. The expansion to digital also brought along a new support scheme. Endowed with a total of 75,000 euro, StartUps@Reeperbahn will allow five teams to matchmake in Hamburg during the festival and to convince potential investors and the jury of their business concept.

To promote new talent and support their international success is alsio a key target of Reeperbahn Festival‘s music section. Featured artists in 2013 include, for instance, the French singer M, aka Matthieu Chedid. A mega star at home, but hardly known elsewhere, he masterfully incorporates rock, funk, soul, blues, chanson and ethno percussion in his music. Less garish, but truly urban, full of atmosphere and at the pulse of time are the compositions by the British singer and producer Ghostpoet.The vast music programme with acts of the international newcomers is completed an extensivs art programme of all styles.

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