Reeperbahn Festival in Los Angeles: program confirmed

First stop of our Sequencer USA tour: Los Angeles! From Oct. 30 until Nov. 5, 2018 we will be hosting these events together with our event partners re:publica and next media accelerator – join us!

Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, 2018
Exhibition: Klaus Voormanns „It started in Hamburg"

The combination of expressed art and music often gets to the heart of the lifestyle of a whole generation. Hardly anyone understands this better than Klaus Voormann whose six decades of comprehensive graphic and musical works are still crucial for the present-day pop culture. Displaying iconic cover art for the Beatles album Revolver or assignments for contemporary bands such as Turbonegro or Mando Diao, “It Started in Hamburg” is dedicated to Voorman’s creative work, displaying sketches, graphics, objects and installations. Entrance is free.

Opening reception Oct 30, 2018, NAVEL
Conversation with Klaus Voorman at 8:00pm. Laudatio by Van Dyke Parks.

Exhibition Oct 30 – Nov 03, 2018, NAVEL
Opening hours:
Wednesday 12pm – 9pm
Thursday 6pm – 9pm
Friday 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 12 pm– 9 pm

Nov. 1 & 2, 2018
Music Matches for music industry professionals

The b2b programme will be curated in cooperation with the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) with Music Managers Forum USA (MMF US) and the German Publisher Association (DMV). We will invite music industry professionals to attend our Reeperbahn Festival keynote interviews and matchmaking opportunities on November 1 and 2, 2018 at Navel, Los Angeles! Music matches entitles keynote interviews with European and U.S. experts as well as one-on-one-meetings which shall connect executives from the publishing, recording, management and live music sectors of both sides of the Atlantic.

The program can be found here.

For further information please contact


Nov. 1, 2018
Reeperbahn Festival Showcase with Findlay (GB), Giant Rooks (DE), Linafornia (US) and Mavi Phoenix (AT)

We will present an international showcase night featuring these four upcoming acts at Zebulon, LA. Entrance is free.

  • Findlay (GB) Joining the festival in this stateside satellite, Findlay’s reputation precedes her as one of Manchester’s most inspiring acts in recent memory. Harkening back to the city’s greats, Findlay has carved out her own space with her sharp flair. With a voice that cuts like a razor and burns with a nuclear heat, she has defied the mold for what a young female artist can aspire to be.
  • Giant Rooks (DE) The five members of Giant Rooks have been able to create a dynamic sound, mature in its finesse, but youthful in its spirit. At their most epic unique, gritty pop melodies soar above foundations of driving guitar and groovy bass patterns. At other times Frederik Rabes' gruff, yet velvety voice and classic songwriting chops provide room for spacious guitar and piano interplay, only to swell again with an exuberant gesture.
  • Linafornia (US) Representing the host city, Linafornia presides over the Los Angeles stop on the Sequencer Tour. Her sound was formed in the ether of warm, sunburst skylines, and the cool whoof of speakers in some of Angeles most harrowed underground haunts. Ever since she staked her claim on the scene with YUNG (Dome of Doom) in 2016, she has been a mainstay of the beat scene. She embodies the new generation of producers, always stepping forward, still staying true to her roots, to the sounds that originally inspired her. The embodiment was manifested when she was given a residency for the final month of Low End Theory’s epic tenure at the Airliner.
  • Mavi Phoenix (AT) From a young age, Mavi has worked to develop a voice and a sound that would take her around the world. Along the way, she's drawn from a global web of influences including hip-hop, baile funk, r&b, chill-wave, and reggaeton. She uses her strong female voice to fuel her distinctive songwriting style, always underscored by tasty grooves and thumping drums of her own devising.


Nov. 5, 2018
Conference by re:publica

The spotlights of the re:publica Sequencer Tour event will be “Politics & Society” and “Leisure & Lifestyle.”

Please find more information about the Sequencer Tour USA here.

The Year of German-American Friendship (“Deutschlandjahr USA”) is a comprehensive and collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and with support from the Federation of German Industries (BDI).Deutschlandjahr USA is dedicated to exploring cultural issues, as well as questions about just democracies or new avenues within media landscapes.

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