ALL INFO ABOUT THE FESTIVAL START
The times of longing memories of our last Reeperbahn Festival before the 2019 pandemic, of the exuberant atmosphere, inspiring concert experiences and euphoria for music through and through are over - next week we get to open our gates wide again!
We are very much looking forward to this and have not forgotten the complications of the previous year. This year we can plan on full capacity in our venues, and so the possibility of drifting from concert to concert without a big pandemic admission procedure is back for you!
In addition, we are improving our concept and transparently displaying the capacities of the concert venues for you in our site plan and FAQ, giving you information on the site plan and on-site about the travel times between the clubs, and have a new procedure for Delegates Lane (equal admission for the festival and professional visitors) and are implementing a capacity indicator in our mobile app.
We hope your Reeperbahn Festival experience will be everything you imagined it to be and look forward to your feedback in our visitor survey, which we will share with you after the festival. And now: Let's go, there is a lot to discover!
Your Reeperbahn Festival Team
ARE TEHER ARE ANY CURRENT RESTRICTIONS DUE TO COVID-19?
For the implementation of the Reeperbahn Festival 2022, we are guided by the current official regulations for the containment of the spread of the coronavirus. These do not currently include any separate restrictions and this means in concrete terms that we can plan with full venue capacity and without compulsory masks. However, out of consideration and respect for each other, we still recommend that you voluntarily test yourself before attending the festival.
WHAT ARE THE CAPACITIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL CONCERT VENUES AT THE FESTIVAL?
Here you will find a list of the capacities currently available in the individual concert venues, listed according to size. We will also inform you about the current capacity of our venues via our app. In addition, we will give you examples of the route times between the venues in the site plan, so that you can find your way around better.
WHO HAS PRIORITY ADMISSION?
In addition to the public part of the festival, the Reeperbahn Festival is the largest European platform for the music industry and therefore welcomes a large number of professionals every year. With their conference ticket, these visitors are allowed to enter the venues via a separate entry queue, the "Delegates Lane". They are traveling to the festival on business and need access to do their job, whether as label representatives, digital distributors, promoters, bookers, export agents, and many more.
After the challenges of the 2021 visitor guide and your feedback on it, we have now adjusted the admission situation and will implement equal admission for both visitor groups for all festival days. Please note that the Delegates Lane will continue to exist and, due to the number of professionals, will generally be shorter than the Public Visitors Lane. For more information on this year's admission situation, please check our FAQ.
WHERE DO I EXCHANGE MY TICKET FOR A WRISTBAND?
The ticket desk is located in front of the Festival Village on the Heiligengeistfeld, near the St. Pauli underground station. Here you can exchange your already purchased ticket for a wristband, which you will need to enter all venues. We will put the wristband on you and it cannot be taken along by other people. Please allow enough time for the ticket exchange, as there may be waiting times.
You don't need to print out the PDF of your ticket, but you can show it on your mobile device (check your mobile data if necessary).
Opening hours Ticket Desk Festival
Wednesday - Saturday: 09.00 - 24.00 hrs
Opening hours Ticket Desk Conference
Wednesday - Saturday: 9.00 - 22.00 hrs
WHERE CAN I GET MY SEAT TICKET FOR THE CONCERT AT THE ELBPHILHARMONIE?
For admission to a pre-booked concert at the Elbphilharmonie, the voucher received or the ticket purchased must be exchanged for a seat ticket at the Ticket Desk in the Festival Village on the Heiligengeistfeld before the concert.
Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged at the Elbphilharmonie.
HOW CAN I PLAN MY VISIT TO THE FESTIVAL?
On our website, we provide you with daily tips on our programme gems in our news section. In the app (iOS and Android) you can navigate through the programme, mark your favourites, and get push notifications on the latest festival happenings during the festival. If you have any questions, our team at the info desks will help you. You can also find information on our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) with the hashtag #rbf22.
Our tip: Let yourself drift as much as possible at the festival! This gives you the unique opportunity to discover extraordinary venues, very special acts, and secret favourites along the way. In the afternoon, you can immerse yourself in the Reeperbahn Festival atmosphere in the Festival Village and on Spielbudenplatz and prepare for the festival days with a fritz-limo in the sun. Up-and-coming acts will play on the fritz-kola stage every day from 4 pm and on Saturday from 2 pm, and with Bazookas and the NJOY Reeperbus, we have two Reeperbahn Festival perennial favourites on-site. Roller skating to 90's sounds? You can do it here in the Festival Village!
Opening hours Festival Village
IS THERE A BOX OFFICE FOR THE REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL?
During the festival, you can buy tickets at the box office at our ticket desk in the Festival Village / Heiligengeistfeld (subject to availability).
Tickets for trade visitors are available in the online shop before and during the festival (subject to availability).
We will inform you about the remaining contingents in the Elbphilharmonie (only for wristband holders) on the respective festival day via push messages in the festival app. You can then pick up your seat tickets at the ticket desk on the Heiligengeistfeld up to one hour before the concert in the Elbphilharmonie.
Bags and rucksacks up to a size of 210 x 297 mm (equivalent to DIN A4) are permitted. There is a central bag cloakroom in the Festival Village on Heiligengeistfeld. There you can drop off bags for a fee of 2-3 € / day.
Opening hours bag cloakroom
Wednesday-Friday: 13:00-00:30 the following day
Saturday: 13:00-00:30 the following day
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE PROBLEMS OR NEED INFORMATION?
You can recognise our team by the crew shirts at the festival, and our people at the Info Desk are always available to answer any questions you may have. You can also contact us via our social media channels. (Please understand that there will be increased traffic during the event and we will try to respond as quickly as possible).
If you feel uncomfortable or need help, please contact our awareness teams in the Festival Village and on Spielbudenplatz - you can recognise them by this symbol:
You can find all the information on our website.
Opening hours Info Desk Spielbudenplatz
Opening hours Info Desk Festival Village
IS REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL BARRIER-FREE?
The following venues are accessible by wheelchair, but not fully equipped with barrier-free toilets: 3001 Kino, Bahnhof Pauli, Grünspan, Knust, Mojo Club, Molotow and Molotow Backyard, Nochtspeicher, Resonanzraum, Stage Operettenhaus and Spielbudenplatz.
Barrier-free sanitary facilities are located in the Festival Village on the Heiligengeistfeld and on Spielbudenplatz in the centre of the Reeperbahn. There are also accessible toilets at Bahnhof Pauli, Mojo Club, Resonanzraum and St. Michaelis Church. Further information can be found here.
Answers to all other questions can be found in our FAQ on our website or in the mobile app.