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Reeperbahn Festival to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary with Focus on Finnland

In the jubilee year, Germany's largest club festival introduces the concept of a focal country. More than 600 events and concerts at 70 venue in Hamburg-St Pauli

In its tenth year, Germany’s biggest club festival will be showcasing once again exciting discoveries from the fields of indie, pop, rock, folk, singer-songwriter, Electro, Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, Jazz and Contemporary. In addition to more than 400 concerts, art programmes and readings in the public, the programme also includes conferences, talks, panel discussions and other events for the music and digital economy. On occasion of the jubilee, new elements have been added. Thus, the tenth edition of the Reeperbahn Festival will be introducing a country focus. “From Finland” will allow to discover of new, emerging artists from Finland, and enable industry members to explore the Finnish music industry and to networking at various events.

Hamburg Paves Finland The Way to International Success

Finland will be the first focus country of 2015*sReeperbahn Festival as part of a two-year initiative to bring Finnish music to the markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“Finnish music is currently on a fast rise towards international recognition on a large scale. “There are already some artists that have garnered major success, such as Sunrise Avenue, the metal bands HIM or Nightwish, the jazz pianist Iiro Rantala and the composer Aulis Sallinen and Kaija Saariah, along with the renowned Finnish conductors and composers like Esa-Pekka Salonen, but at the same time there’s a big group of exciting new acts that are on the verge of an international breakthrough. This applies to all genres from pop to indie, electronic to urban, classical to jazz”, says Tuomo Tähtinen, executive director of Music Finland

Great Impact on the Music Industry

This is the first time Reeperbahn Festival takes a focus on a specific country. Finland was an obvious choice for the festival: ”Finnish music is very interesting at the moment. There has been a lot of great Finnish bands at our festival and I am sure ‘Spotlight on Finland’ as a whole will make a great impact to the music professionals and the audience”, festival director Alexander Schultz is convinced. His words will surely be confirmed 23-26 September 2015.

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