On Site and Online
“A light still burns in St. Pauli” – this line from the Jan Delay song thankfully also applies to the music scene. It did us a world of good to finally enjoy live concerts, lectures, readings, discussions, art and films with you all again! The pandemic-adapted Reeperbahn Festival 2020 has now come to an end and we’d like to say a big THANK YOU for your faith and the positivity that – because of the exemplary behaviour of all 8,000 visitors – made this special edition so amazing and hopeful! We are also thrilled that so many of you (around 150,000 participants) followed the festival from your sofas via livestreams and on-demand content. And with 1,480 participants from 37 countries, the Reeperbahn Festival’s fee-based, digital international conference programme was also very well attended.

The ANCHOR 2020 winner is ÄTNA
A lot was different at this year’s ANCHOR – Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award ceremony, but the jury members Tony Visconti, Brody Dalle, Darcy Proper (digitally from New York) and Melanie C., Markus Kavka and Frank Dellé (live on site) agreed that ÄTNA (DEU) were worthy winners. Congratulations! There was another special highlight at the ANCHOR Award show: in addition to presenting live performances by all the nominated artists, jury member Melanie C also gave a live performance of her new single “Blame it on me” from her forthcoming new album.

Visitor survey
If this festival has showed anything, it’s how critically important the onstage performance of music and culture is for a society – not despite, but precisely because of the current situation! But of course, we’re all the more interested in finding out what you thought of Reeperbahn Festival 2020. You can share your thoughts here!

Reeperbahn Festival 2021: tickets on sale now
Great news: Tash Sultana’s (AUS) DOORS OPEN concert and the Elbphilharmonie concerts of Anna Calvi (GBR), Alice Phoebe Lou (ZAF, DEU), Niklas Paschburg (DEU), Mine (DEU) and RY X (AUS), which had originally been scheduled for this year, have now been confirmed for next year. It has also been announced that South Korea will be our partner country in 2021. Tickets for Reeperbahn Festival 2021 (22–25 September 2021) are available now! Click here to buy festival tickets or here for conference tickets.

We hope to see you there at Reeperbahn Festival 2021!

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