Here we answer general questions about Reeperbahn Festival. All questions related to pandemic-compatible implementation in 2020 or to tickets already purchased for 2020 are answered here.
Which ticket do I need?
There are three different ticket categories for the Reeperbahn Festival: festival tickets, conference tickets and sessions-only tickets.
Festival Tickets are available as 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-day tickets. They provide access to all concerts, shows and parties as well as all art, film, word and education programme items.
The Conference Ticket includes all items of the festival ticket plus attendance of the conference programme. If you would like to attend only the sessions of the conference programme, you will need a Sessions-Only Ticket.
Where can I buy tickets?
Are there tickets for individual events?
There are no tickets for individual concerts or exhibitions. There is an option on our Ticket Site to buy a session-only ticket for the Reeperbahn Festival Conference.
Does my ticket ensure access to all stages and concerts?
Sorry, unfortunately not. If the capacity of a venue is exceeded, access cannot be permitted. Access to that location is only granted, when guests leave the venue and make room for further guests.
Is my ticket valid for busses and trains?
Tickets and wristbands entitle the holders to travel to the venue and back on the day/days of their validity entire HVV (Hamburg public transport) area, return ticket incl. express bus, valid till end of operating hours on the day of validity).
Is admission for disabled guests and/or accompanying persons free?
Wheelchair users and one person accompanying him/her share one Reeperbahn Festival ticket. We kindly ask these guests to call our ticket service and sign up on +49 (0)40-4132260. On the booked festival day(s), the two wristbands can be obtained at the Festival Ticket Desk on Spielbudenplatz on presenting the corresponding ID-card.
During the festival
When and where do the individual programme items take place?
The exact performance times and venues will be published at our schedule this summer.
The schedule will also be available in our mobile apps (Android and iOS).
When do the locations open?
Due to the pandemic-proof implementation of the Reeperbahn Festival 2020 separate admission regulations and times apply. All current information on the pandemic-proof festival in 2020 can be found here.
What can I bring along to the locations?
Due to the pandemic-proof design of the Reeperbahn Festival 2020 separate admission regulations apply. In order to avoid delays due to bag controls, there will most likely be a strict ban on bags at the venues. The cloakrooms at the venues will also be closed. All current information on the pandemic-proof implementation in 2020 can be found here.
How many programme items can I visit each evening?
That depends on many factors, but mainly on yourself. If you want to attend a concert from the start to the end, four to five are possible. We recommend strolling through the festival locations, listening in here and there. That way you can enjoy twice as many concerts and discover exciting acts on the way!
Where do I get information on the programme?
Information on the programme are available in the programme overview on our website or in our mobile app. The best way to plan your day is to use the schedule and highlight or pencil in your favourite concerts via the Favourites function. Whoever needs to be inspired can use the Discover function which recommends artists.
How and where do I get my festival wristband?
The festival wristband can be collected at the Ticket Desk at Festival Village on Heiligengeistfeld (entrance: Glacischaussee / U-train station St. Pauli) on Wednesday. Here days tickets can be purchased on all festival if available.
Will the Reeperbahn be closed off during the Reeperbahn Festival?
No, of course not. As the Reeperbahn Festival is a club festival, the programme items will take place at about 90 locations on and near the Reeperbahn. Reeperbahn itself and Spielbudenplatz will not be closed off and are accessible for everybody.
What rules apply to minors during the festival?
Our events are subject to legal provisions for minors. We would like to point out specifically that we are not responsible for access to venues. Minors might be refused access to a club on the Reeperbahn, in particular late at night. Please take this into account when buying tickets.
As a rule, pupil ID-cards, written approval issued by parents or legal guardians are not accepted.
- 5 Dance Events JuSchG (Protection of Young Persons Act):
Attendance of children and young people below the age of 16 at public dance events is not permissible unless accompanied by a legal guardian; attendance of adolescents above the age of 16 is permissible up to midnight.
Where will I get information during the festival?
If you have any questions during the festival you can always ask our staff at the Info desks (Festival Village at Heiligengeistfeld or Spielbudenplatz).
As always you can buy our T-shirts and bags at our merchandise booth (Festival Village at Heiligengeistfeld or Spielbudenplatz). If you want to come with Reeperbahn Festival merchandise to the festival, check out our online shop.
What is the Festival Village?
Let’s put a stop to asphalt jungle! The Reeperbahn Festival will roll out the green carpet, inviting artists from the areas of art, music and film to transform a part of Heiligengeistfeld into an idyllic artists’ village. By day and by night, the Festival Village with its different venues and meeting points will invite guest to explore and relax. 2018 the exhibition of Klaus Voormann - It started in Hamburg – was a very special place in the Village between Millerntorplatz and stadium. Vis-à-vis you found the Spiegelzelt (Mirror Tent), where various programme items were presented. Apart from sessions, talks and workshops, you found here the headquarters of Keychange, presenting a programme specially created for the Reeperbahn Festival.
Moreover, the Festival Village is the place of the Ticket Desk.
Is Reeperbahn Festival barrier-free?
Due to the multitude of venues the accessibility of the Reeperbahn Festival has to be evaluated individually. The following venues are accessible by wheelchair: Bahnhof Pauli, Grünspan, Knust, Mojo Club, Molotow and Molotow Backyard, Nochtspeicher, Resonanzraum, Stage Operettenhaus and Spielbudenplatz. Barrier-free sanitary facilities are available in the Festival Village at Heiligengeistfeld and at Spielbudenplatz in the centre of the Reeperbahn. In addition, there are barrier-free toilets at Bahnhof Pauli, Mojo Club, Resonanzraum and in the St. Michaelis Church.
In case of problems or need for information on site, the staff at the information desks in the Festival Village at Heiligengeistfeld and at Spielbudenplatz as well as in the clubs are always happy to help.
Band application for the Reeperbahn Festival
Up-to-date information are available at the following link: Band Application. Demos and unsolicited applications per mail or e-mail will not be accepted.
How do I know whether my application was successful?
The motto is: "Don't call us - we call you!". We are sorry, but due to the great number of applications we cannot answer every application. Should we decide to offer you a concrete festival slot, we will contact you via e-mail!