At the festival
HOW DO I CHANGE MY TICKET INTO THE WRISTBAND OR DELEGATES BADGE?
Tickets can be exchanged at the ticket desk in the Festival Village (Heiligengeistfeld). You will need your ticket and your photo ID.
DOES MY TICKET GUARANTEE ME ACCESS TO ALL PROGRAMME EVENTS?
There is no guaranteed access to the programme events. We recommend that you arrive at the respective venue in good time before the start (admission is not guaranteed) If a venue is already full, you can either wait until other guests leave (our team outside the venues as well as information boards will inform you about capacities in the venues) or you can make your way to one of the many other programme events taking place at the Reeperbahn Festival.
WHAT ARE THE CAPACITIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL CONCERT VENUES OF THE REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL?
The capacity of our venues is dependent on the current regulation for the containment of the coronavirus. These do not currently include any separate restrictions and this means in concrete terms that it is possible to plan with full capacity of the venues and without a mask requirement.
The current capacities of the individual concert venues are listed below in order of size:
St. Michaelis Kirche: 1500 Persons
Stage Operettenhaus: 1200 Persons
Gruenspan: 900 Persons
Uebel&Gefährlich: 900 Persons
Mojo Club: 800 Persons
Knust: 550 Persons
Moondoo: 400 Persons
Spielbude XL: 400 Persons
St. Pauli Theater: 380 Persons
St. Pauli Kirche: 350 Persons
Molotow Club: 320 Persons
HeadCrash: 300 Persons
Schmidtchen: 300 Persons
Thomas Read 2nd Floor: 300 Persons
Nochtspeicher: 280 Persons
Imperial Theater: 250 Persons
Indra: 250 Persons
Häkken: 180 Persons
UWE: 180 Persons
Molotow Backyard: 150 Persons
Nochtwache: 150 Persons
Thomas Read Live Club: 150 Persons
Grüner Jäger: 120 Persons
Haspa Filiale: 120 Persons
Molotow Skybar: 120 Persons
Resonanzraum: 120 Persons
Sommersalon: 120 Persons
3001 Kino: 91 Persons
Mojo Jazz Café: 80 Persons
Molotow Karatekeller: 80 Persons
The following capacities apply to the individual venues in the Festival Village:
Spiegelzelt: 900 Persons
Neo House: 300 Persons
fritz-kola Bühne: 200 Persons
Arts Playground: 150 Persons
Roller Skate Jam: 50 Persons
WHO HAS PRIORITY ADMISSION?
In addition to the public part of the festival, the Reeperbahn Festival is the largest European platform for the music industry and welcomes a large number of professionals every year. With their ticket, this group of visitors is allowed to enter the concert venues via a separate entrance queue, the "Delegates Lane". They are traveling to the festival on business and need access to do their job, whether as label representatives, digital distributors, promoters, bookers, export agents, etc. They are not allowed to enter the festival without a ticket.
After the challenges of visitor management in 2021 and your feedback on this, we have now adjusted the admission situation and are implementing equal admission for both visitor groups for all festival days. Please note that the Delegates Lane will continue to exist and, due to the number of professionals, will generally be shorter than the Public Visitors Lane.
In the event of an admission stop, the same number of people will be admitted alternately from both admission lines - the festival visitors and the Delegates Lane - according to the principle One out / One in.
Occasionally, people from the festival team (such as social media reporters, photographers or videographers, production staff, etc.) or members of the press may have priority access after the show has started to carry out their duties on site. Thank you for your understanding.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO PLAN MY VISIT TO THE REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL?
On our website and in the app (Android and iOS) you can browse through the programme. Additionally, you can mark your favourite items and get updates on the latest festival news during the festival via the app. If you have any questions, our team at the info desks will be happy to help you. You can also get information on our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) with the hashtag #rbf23.
To stay informed, activate the push notifications in the fesitval app. This will ensure you’ve always got the latest information.
Inside tip: We recommend that you wander around the festival as much as possible, without a set plan. Doing so, you’ll get the perfect chance to discover some amazing venues, some very special performers and some secret favourites along the way.
WALKING TIMES & LOCATION PLAN
For the routes between the venues, we have listed some examples of walking times here. You will also find signs in the Festival Village and on Spielbudenplatz.
Walking minutes to the venues:
Molotow → Uebel & Gefährlich: 20 min.
Spielbudenplatz → Festival Village: 9 minutes
Spielbudenplatz → Elbphilharmonie: 30 minutes (with the U3 from St. Pauli to Baumwall you will get there faster)
Spielbudenplatz → Molotow: 7 minutes
Spielbudenplatz → Operettenhaus: 2 minutes
Spielbudenplatz → Uebel & Gefährlich: 17 minutes (the U3 from St. Pauli to Feldstraße is faster)
Spielbudenplatz → St Michaelis Church: 13 minutes
Spielbudenplatz → St. Pauli Church: 11 minutes
Spielbudenplatz → 3001 Kino: 22 minutes
Festival Village → Elbphilharmonie: 30 minutes (the U3 from St. Pauli to Baumwall is faster)
Festival Village → Molotow: 16 minutes
Festival Village → Operettenhaus: 7 minutes
Festival Village → Uebel & Gefährlich: 9 minutes
Festival Village → St. Michaeliskirche: 12 minutes
Festival Village → St. Pauli Church: 18 minutes
Festival Village → 3001 Kino: 15 minutes
An overview of all venues of the festival can be found in our location plan.
IS THERE A PUBLIC PROGRAMME ON DURING THE DAY?
In the Festival Village and at the Spielbudenplatz you can soak up the Reeperbahn Festival atmosphere during the day and prepare for the festival days by sipping a fritzlImo drink in the sun. The Festival Village will host a lot of exciting art programmes, for example the (IN) BETWEEN exhibition, the Heart Directors Club exhibition, the Transform – Inclusive Space Lab event and the Care Station. Up-and-coming acts will be playing on the fritzkola stage daily from 4pm and on Saturdays from 2pm. And with Bazookas and the NJOY Reeperbus, we have two long-standing Reeperbahn Festival favourites on site.
Other long-time Reeperbahn Festival regulars include: The Flatstock Poster Convention is where you can buy great screen prints by artists who have paid homage to their favourite bands on paper. Fancy roller skating to some sounds from the 90s? You can do it here in the Festival Village!
Opening hours Festival Village
Wednesday-Friday: 1:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 - 9:00 pm
If you prefer taking it easy during the day, we recommend our award-winning film programme at the 3001 Kino cinema in the afternoon: Wed & Thurs 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, with exciting films not only featuring unusual formats but also offering narrative changes of perspective with a focus on the Global South and voices from the LGBTQIA+ community. One highlight is the feature film LADYBITCH, in which directing duo Marina Prados and Paula Knüpling examine their own experiences with male abuse of power in cultural production.
On Friday and Saturday, young audiences can get a taste of possible careers within the music industry with TINCON's programme and our Next Gen programme at Neo House.
WHAT APPLIES TO THE VENUES AND IN THE FESTIVAL VILLAGE?
Admission to all concert venues starts approx. 30 minutes before the start of the show.
Bags and backpacks up to a size of 210 x 297 mm (equivalent to DIN A4) are allowed. As in previous years, there will be a central bag wardrobe in the Festival Village on the Heiligengeistfeld. There you can hand in your bags for a fee of 2-3 € / day. For logistical reasons, there will be no wardrobe in the venues, so no or small luggage is an advantage.
Please note the ban on glass bottles on the Reeperbahn!
HOW CAN I GET THE PERFECT REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE?
Just go with the flow, explore, soak up the atmosphere of all the music enthusiasts, sneak into unknown venues, discover new acts, take the chance to check out the exhibitions, the Film Word programme.
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 Tanzveranstaltungen 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.
HAVE THERE BEEN CANCELLATIONS BY ARTISTS FOR THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL?
The following artists have cancelled their performances at this year's festival:
- Shanii 22
- Oliver Francis
- Black Orchid Empire
- Witch Fever
- Hurray for the Riff Raff
- Mabe Fratti
- Saya Noé
- Marie Bothmer
- Denise Chaila
- My Ugly Clementine
- Coach Party
- Priya Ragu
- Hannah Grae
Band applications for Reeperbahn Festival
The selection of the program for Reeperbahn Festival 2022 is completed. On October 4, the band applications for Reeperbahn Festival 2023 will start.