With the vaccination campaign forging ahead, an abundance of testing options as well as low rates of cases, we are confident we can bring the 16th Reeperbahn Festival to the stages of St Pauli from 22 to 25 September 2021. So we are working closely with the responsible authorities to put on our diverse musical event, featuring newcomers as well as established acts, in compliance with the regulations that will apply in September and ensuring the safety of visitors, partners, performing artists and staff at all times during the Festival. Alterations and changes to the programme and location arrangements made necessary by the ongoing pandemic are possible and even likely. We will of course keep you updated on our channels with more detailed information over the next couple of months.
Reeperbahn Festival combines a diverse line-up of new, international talents with a programme comprising of a wide range of themes in a progressive music marketplace. A wide variety of events awaits fans, journalists and trade visitors at numerous venues, promising both excitement and inspiration. Since its debut in 2006, Reeperbahn Festival has become one of the most important meeting places for the world of music and demonstrates how an exuberant music programme can be combined with music industry interests and social initiatives.
In addition to the huge amount of concerts by international artists, the programme also includes formats of visual art and virtual reality as well as a thematically diverse range of films and literature. The Discourse section also provides a platform for social and cultural debates, as well as information about entering the music industry. The Festival Village on Heiligengeistfeld forms the central hub for such themes and many more. Within the framework of sessions, showcases, networking events and award shows, industry visitors to Reeperbahn Festival can listen to, rethink and experience music.
The festival's partner country in 2021 is South Korea.