Where is the cultural industry heading? What efforts must politics, creative professionals and society make to get cultural life moving again worldwide? What has moved artists in the months since March 2020? What issues will shape music and pop culture in 2021? How can an everyday life, a new normality be defined from the big buzzwords diversity, identity and home? These are the questions addressed by the two-day online special pop'n'politics on the digital channels of the Reeperbahn Festival, in which artists such as Sam Vance-Law, Mieze, Silly, Celina Bostic and Klan take part, as well as representatives of Alarmstufe Rot, VibeLab, Die Vielen and Music Declares Emergency. pop'n'politics is a cooperation between the Reeperbahn Festival and the Federal Agency for Civic Education and is presented by Rolling Stone.



FRIDAY, 7/5/2021, 3 to 7 p.m.

Focus Session " pop’n’politics: Global Perspectives on Nighttime Recovery " on 7 Mai

  • Presentation of the Global Nighttime Recovery Plan 

  • Workshop: The future of safe(r) and equitable nightlife spaces 

  • Workshop: The future of nightlife and its freedom 

  • Presentation of the "Hamburg declaration for the future of nightlife". 

  • Panel: Global perspectives on nighttime recovery: Working towards a more resilient, sustainable and equitable future, moderated by Torsten Groß (Rolling Stone)


SATURDAY, 8/5/2021, 8 to 10 p.m. at

The Saturday evening show „pop’n’politics – Debattenraum: Dancefloor. Gedanken, Geschichten und Songs über Gender, Diversity und Identität“

with Sam Vance-Law, Silly, Mieze, Klan, Celina Bostic, Make A Move Band, Dan Thy Nguyen (Die Vielen), Demba Sanoh, Jackie Thomae. Moderated by Aida Baghernejad and Annett Scheffel.

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