ANCHOR International Music Award


Here you can find everything about the ANCHOR - Nominees & Jury, our Photo Gallery, the Press Kit and the Archive



The ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award has been presented to up-and-coming musicians as part of the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg since 2016.

For fans and music industry professionals, it helps guide them in their search for the best new music – and for the competitors it is a springboard to an international career.

A jury panel comprising well-known names from the international music industry selects the nominees from the festival programme in advance. The nominees have the opportunity over two days of the festival to impress festival visitors and the distinguished ANCHOR jury – and if their music, lyrics and performance are outstanding and unique enough, they’re in with a chance of winning the ANCHOR, presented at an award show on the Saturday of the festival. 

Find out all about the ANCHOR in this video.

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ANCHOR Award Show | Reeperbahn Festival 2023

The award show is the highlight of the competition!

On this special evening, our wonderful presenters Pelle Almqvist and Alexandra Maurer will present the best six up-and-coming live acts of the year at the St. Pauli Theater.

And the jury, consisting of Katie Melua, Banks, Tayla Parx and Tony Visconti, will announce the winner of the ANCHOR Awards 2023 - Ichiko Aoba.

Here you can find all videos of ANCHOR 2023!

No­mi­nees & Jury

Jury 2023

Pho­to Gal­le­ry 2023

Schmuckgraphik Anchor
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Pho­to Gal­le­ry Win­ners 2016 - 2023

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Press Kit