The pandemic-proof Reeperbahn Festival will take place in hybrid form from September 16 to 19, 2020: live on-site as well as digitally. We have made this decision as a result of the new regulations for the containment of the spread of the corona virus released June 30, 2020 by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. We have summarised what this means for you specifically here. You can also find more information in our updated and expanded FAQ.


On-site, a total of approximately 120 concerts and 30 programme items from the fields of arts, word and film await you over four days. Due to the more complex admission situation as well as the disinfection and ventilation times to be observed, we cannot implement as many programme items per venue as usual. Nevertheless you can be prepared to experience about two to three programme items per evening. Even more than usual, this year's festival will be about new experiences. Due to the limited capacities, it might not be possible to get into your favourite concert. Please don't be frustrated and instead see it as a chance to discover new and unknown artists. All new confirmed programme items can be found here, all recent cancellations here.

In total, we will play at about 20 venues, probably including five open-air stages. The approved open-air capacities vary between 30 visitors in the Molotow Backyard and 850 visitors in front of a newly created stage on the Heiligengeistfeld. Inside venues, approved capacities range between 35 visitors at Bahnhof Pauli and 500 visitors in the main church St. Michaelis. We expect 2,000-2,300 visitors per day.

With the exception of Spielbudenplatz, Fritz Bühne and Molotow Backyard we will provide seating for all indoor and open-air venues. Generally, seating groups consisting of two chairs will be provided. Strangers will not be seated together. As a rule of thumb: wherever there are seats, alcohol may be served. Check-in at the venues is via QR code.

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This year we are using digital media to create an unprecedented range of live streams and video-on-demand content by greatly expanding our media production. In this way we intend to make it possible for everyone who cannot attend the festival or can only attend on certain days to experience Reeperbahn Festival as vividly as possible in the virtual world.

We will broadcast concerts live on all four days - from venues such as St. Michaelis Church to the open-air stage on the Heiligengeistfeld. Furthermore, you can watch our opening event DOORS OPEN as well as the show and nominee concerts of our international music competition ANCHOR from home. With on-demand videos, which were produced especially for the festival, our national and international showcase partners will introduce you to their new music talents.

This year, our programme for professionals will be exclusively digital. Reeperbahn Festival Conference Digital offers a wide range of talks, sessions, interviews and panels, produced and broadcasted from three live studios on the Reeperbahn with over 200 speakers. Besides many possibilities for digital networking, such as matchmaking functions, digital business lounges or digital events like the VIA Award ensure that the music world remains connected even in the virtual realm.

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Still no ticket? On August 14, 2020, we will activate new ticket contingents. All those who do not yet have a ticket but would like to attend the festival will then have the opportunity to buy a 1-day ticket for the festival in the ticket shop (subject to availability). Tickets for the digital conference can now be purchased here for a nominal charge of 13,90 Euro. As of now a limited combination ticket will be available, which can be used to purchase admission to both events together.

Still undecided? You have a ticket and are still undecided as to whether you want to participate in the festival? We would like to give you some more time to think about it and extend the deadline for re-registration until August 14th, 2020.

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