Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg – 23rd – 25th September
Just added: Marina and the Diamonds, Goldheart Assembly, Egyptian Hip Hip, Rox, Junip (featuring José González) Love Amongst Ruin, Wild Palms and more!
Germany’s premier new music festival, Reeperbahn Festival, have just announced more stellar acts from across the globe ready to take Hamburg by storm this September. One of this year’s biggest breakthrough acts Marina and the Diamonds will join rising artists including, Junip (featuring José González), Goldheart Assmembly, Egyptian Hip Hop, Rox and Wild Palms, amongst many others.
Marina Diamandis, aka Marina and the Diamonds, has made a huge name for herself with her Top 5 album The Family Jewels, and will this year take her quirky pop style to Hamburg for her first Reeperbahn Festival. Organisers are also pleased to announce José González return to the festival – this time with his performing with his band Junip following a 5 year hiatus. Folk-rock favourites and Fierce Panda signing Goldheart Assembly will also grace the harbour city of Hamburg, alongside much talked about Manchester indie ensemble Egyptian Hip Hop and BBC Sound of 2010 entry Rox. One Little Indian signing Wild Palms will also take to the stage alongside former Placebo drummer Steve Hewitt’s new act Love Amongst Ruin.
These new additions will join previously announced artists including Band of Skulls, Stornoway, This Will Destroy You, Wolf Parade, Young Rebel Set and Babylon Circus. Each year the festival takes control of the plethora of live venues in the Reeperbahn district of Hamburg to treat the thousands of revellers to some of new music’s most talked about names, as well as a carefully selected handful of established, big name acts.
Inviting guests from across the world, artists flock from all corners to perform at what is fast becoming one of Europe’s most renowned destinations for live music. With instantly recognisable names sharing the stage with the hottest acts of tomorrow, Reeperbahn Festival’s diverse line-up of acts makes for an exciting alternative to the already established UK summer festivals.
Running alongside the festival will be the Reeperbahn Campus – an innovative conference in which heavy hitters from the creative industries meet with influential figures, directors and decision makers for a series of panels and talks. This year’s Reeperbahn Campus looks set to increase its fantastic reputation with a huge array of international partners already on board, including Rolling Stone Magazine (US), Record of the Day (UK) and Canadian Independent Music Association.
This year’s festival will see over 170 shows in 25 clubs across the cultural and entertainment district of St. Pauls – Germany’s most creative neighbourhood. Known as the area in which The Beatles perfected their craft before hitting the big time exactly 50 years ago, the wicked Reeperbahn mile has become an entertainment boulevard over the last two decades and is well known as a European hot spot for music. The Reeperbahn is still the perfect area to discover new bands and acts as a springboard for breakthrough bands to get awareness. Last year’s Reeperbahn Festival saw Biffy Clyro, Dinosaur Jr. and Editors play alongside rising acts including Dananananaykroyd, Future of the Left and The Cinematics.
With big names and rising stars still to be announced, this year’s festival looks set to further establish Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival as one of the year’s most exciting new music events. Three-day passes are priced at just 59 Euro.
For the full line-up of acts performing at this year’s festival, please see www.reeperbahnfestival.com.