Relax, experience and network in the Festival Village

In the 5th year of the Festival Village, the largest open air area of the Reeperbahn Festival will again offer you a place to relax, explore and network in 2021. The special highlight: For the first time, visitors without festival tickets will have the opportunity to visit concerts on the Fritz Stage or programmes at the Music Makers Playground within selected parts of the Festival Village. For access to the Arts Playground, the Future Playground and the large arte Concert Stage, you will still need a wristband/ticket.  

Music Makers Playground: Instruments, soundbox, vintage guitar exhibitions & more.   

A place where instrument manufacturers, music brands, musicians and Reeperbahn Festival visitors can meet and network: Between Backstage and Festival Village, the Music Makers Playground is the place to be for experts from the instrument industry to meet with (new) customers, present their new business ideas and make new business contacts. Discover a wide range of instruments, whether for professionals or bloody beginners - from top-class keys from our partners Casio, Boston Pianos and Kawai, to vintage guitars – and you don't even need a festival ticket. 

Admire a wide variety of guitars from the classic Fender Stratocaster to the Les Paul at "The World of Vintage Guitars" from Thursday to Saturday. Besides guitar legends Thomas Blug (No Angels, Chaka Khan, etc.) and Peter Weihe (Falco, Udo Lindenberg, etc.), you can expect a few surprise guests.   

The acoustic guitars by Maybach & Guild and the guitars by Gretsch/Charvel will make guitarists' hearts skip a beat. You can also buy guitar cables from Klotz Ais & Bodentreter or CMS, have your guitars inspected in the "guitar workshop" or try out pedals (from Nobels, CMS, etc.) and amps (Gold Super Amps, Bluguitar Amp, etc.) live and loud in our sound booth.   

Höfner will also be exhibiting bass guitars that you might be familiar with from bass players such as Paul McCartney. 

The programme "Digital Music Distribution & Independent Music Landscape 2021" with Colin Schrinner, Head of Tunecore, Germany on Saturday invites to an open discussion and Q&A about being "independent" and gives insight into the different distribution services for artists and interested festival visitors. 

Future Playground   

For all festival and conference visitors, we have brought the Future Playground to the Festival Village for the third year in a row. Simple, intelligent, sustainable and above all creative solutions from all over the world, on the path to social change, will be shown there in an interactive exhibition inside about 10 overseas containers. Always with reference to the music and live industry, of course. The exhibition presents projects that make live events such as festivals, concerts or sporting events more ecologically acceptable and socially sustainable; initiatives that promote participation in public (event) life or start-ups that develop new ideas and business models to develop the sector in terms of sustainability. Main topics this year are: Mind-Machine-Interface, Hydrogen Revolution, Psychedelic Renaissance, Urbanism 4.0, Language and Silence, Mental Health, Twerk-Life-Balance, Immersive Experiences, Campaigning for the Future, Exponential Humans, Media and Populism, Transhumanism and many more.   

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