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Reeperbahn Festival 2010 Announces Dates and Increased Capacity!

February 25, 2010 by  

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Reeperbahn Festival 2010 Announces Dates and Increased Capacity!

Save the date! Reeperbahn Festival 2010 will be held over 23rd – 25th September 2010.

After a wildly successful 2009, Reeperbahn Festival 2010 promises to be the best to date –of course! This year, organisers are pulling out all the musical stops in order to make Europe’s most exciting club festival that little bit extra special.

To start with, the capacity has again increased to 20,000 to cope with demand. The festival is also supplying around fifty more carefully selected bands this year, to five more venues.

Last year was a truly eye-opening experience for the Reeperbahn Festival, not just for the organisers themselves, but also the worldwide press in attendance and the droves of fans that crammed in to packed venues to see their favourite rising bands emerge that little bit further.

Reeperbahn Festival Director Alexander Schultz says: “The pace at which the festival has continued to grow is phenomenal. We’re so happy that music fans and journalists from all over the world continue to attend each year and enjoy themselves. The feedback from 2009 was very pleasing and we’re hoping to top this in 2010 and have some great surprises in store”.

Situated in the heart of Germany’s thriving creative hub of Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival is an unmatched experience, synonymous with great new musical talent, unique venues and industry insight. The Reeperbahn area rests in the centre of Hamburg’s sub-cultural St. Pauli district, and is famous for entertainment, amusement, its red light district and, of course, for music. What more perfect setting for this innovative and thrilling club‐festival?!

Selling out for the first-time, even with its increased capacity, Reeperbahn Festival 2009 placed itself well and truly on the European festival map, with rave reviews from established press and also set the blogosphere alight with regaling retort of Reeperbahn delight. Furthermore, with folk from all corners of the music industry in attendance, the Reeperbahn Festival also became an important platform for bands to be seen and snapped up by labels, publishers, agents and promoters.

True to Reeperbahn Festival tradition, the line-up also included established names to keep the party buoyant. The likes of Editors, Seasick Steve, Biffy Clyro, and Dinosaur Jr all played well-received sets in old cinemas, bohemian cafes and larger music venues to reams of delighted fans. The first 2010 headliners are to be announced immanently.

Reeperbahn Campus 2010:
Reeperbahn Campus, which runs parallel with the festival itself, is a series of seminars and discussions with a pool of industry experts spanning seasoned heavyweights to current movers and shakers. Last year, more than 1,300 representatives of the creative industries and media from 16 countries attended 35 panels, seminars and receptions for insightful teachings and lively conversation on topics and issues concerning the music and creative industries.

The Beatles in Hamburg:
2010 is the fifty year anniversary of The Beatles arriving and spending two years in and around the Reeperbahn. The Fab Four played hundreds of gigs for up to twelve hours at a time, just before Beatlemania took the world by storm. Hamburg’s own dedicated Beatlemania exhibition was opened in early 2009 much to the delight of Beatles fans worldwide, who have flocked to ‘Beatlemania Hamburg’ to pay homage. Expect further announcements for Hamburg’s fifty year Beatles celebration that will tie in with the festival soon.

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