Wunderkinder – German Music Talent 2018 Participating Acts Announced!
As one of the main hubs and meeting places for the international music business, Reeperbahn Festival annually attracts an extremely high number of decision-makers who come to Hamburg not only to maintain their existing professional networks and to make new contacts but also to look for new talents to sign.
“Wunderkinder – German Music Talent” is now in its sixth consecutive year and is Reeperbahn Festival’s music export programme that showcases domestic talents to the music industry representatives in attendance. The selected wunderkinder - 10 high profile German bands and artists who are well-positioned to take their careers to an international level - will appear at three Reeperbahn Festival clubs on the festival’s first day which this year falls on 19 September.
In the past, German newcomers such as actual shooting stars GURR, the all time favourite electronic live act KID SIMIUS, worldwide touring act ROOSEVELT and many others, took part in the Wunderkinder project and then went on to play international festivals including Eurosonic, The Great Escape and Iceland Airwaves, and to work with international booking agencies and management companies.
For the first time the programme has been extended by the accompanying possibility of a show at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and Reeperbahn Festival’s New York Edition.
Among the emerging German talents selected for this year’s Wunderkinder programme are: