We're getting ready – Four concerts at the Elbphilharmonie
We' re getting ready for the Reeperbahn Festival from 21 to 24 September 2022. For us, too, the pandemic has become a day-to-day part of our everyday life, but the lifting of restrictions allows us to confidently start planning this year's festival with your criticisms from last year in mind.
We are delighted that we no longer have to focus primarily on making the festival pandemic-proof, but can finally be able to focus back on the presenting of an exciting programme, up to and including our country partner, the USA.
This year, our programme announcements will once again kick off with our concerts in the Elbphilharmonie. With Mine (GER), Joy Crookes (GBR) on Friday evening and Anna Calvi (GBR) and Warhaus (BEL) on Saturday, we've got a line-up of highlights taking to the stage.
Mine (GER) is every inch an all-embracing artist: her free-spirited pop songs with electro, funk and hip-hop elements see her throw some existential questions out to her audiences through profound lyrics, while skilfully adding a political slant to her music. Constant visual transformation is a major theme of her performances – so we’re itching to see which version of Mine will return this year premiering new material, following her cancelled show in 2020.
Joy Crookes (GBR) features on every soul playlist going right now with her hit “Feet Don’t Fail Me”. And her 2021 debut album “Skin” combines vintage sound with modern production and influences from pop, R&B, hip-hop and smooth jazz and impressively underlines why the singer-songwriter from South London is being hailed as the new star of soul.
Guitar virtuoso Anna Calvi (GBR) is a true master at creating darkly romantic and atmospheric soundscapes that confidently shuttle between indie and gothic styles without ever losing their balance. On her three albums so far, such as 2018’s Europe-wide acclaimed “Hunter” and soundtracks to “Peaky Blinders”, she skilfully weaves together the bittersweet nuances of self-confidence and sensuality, empowerment and vulnerability. Her catch-up appearance this year at the Elbphilharmonie following her cancelled show in 2020 will showcase new material, already promising some great goosebump moments.
Maarten Devoldere’s smoky crooner voice was already a real trademark as the frontman of “adult rock” band Balthazar. Since 2016, he’s also been an active solo artist under the alias Warhaus (BEL), and the two albums he’s released so far in this guise, “We Fucked A Flame Into Being” from 2016 and “Warhaus” from 2017, see a sensual groovy pop noir that both musically and atmospherically uncovers the contradictions of human emotions between loving and being abandoned.