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Reeperbahn Festival

June 29, 2010 by  

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Reeperbahn Festival

Europe’s premier New Music event, Reeperbahn Festival, is delighted to announce the first acts ready to set the stages of Hamburg’s venues alight this September. Known to break new acts before anywhere else, the dedicated festival already features an enviable line-up of talent from across the world.

Hot on the heels of the spring release of critically acclaimed long-player ‘Fire Like This’ Brighton based duo Blood Red Shoes will be representing the finest young bands from the UK, bringing their infectious, energetic noise-punk to Germany’s cultural epicentre.

Fast-rising indie-folk act Stornoway – described by The Times as ‘Britain’s most exciting nu-folk band’ – have also been confirmed to play the festival, fresh from the release of their top 20 album Beachcomber’s Windowsill. After a string of UK festival appearances, the Oxfordshire band will be introducing Reeperbahn audiences to their summery melodies and windswept rhythms.

Canadian experimental indie-rockers Wolf Parade will also unleash material from their Sub Pop records back catalogue, as they perform their Reeperbahn debut. The synth-laden, moody pop sounds of Wolf Parade fit perfectly on the diverse Reeperbahn Festival bill and are sure to be one of the event’s many highlights.

Acclaimed post-rock instrumentalists This Will Destroy You will also be taking to the stage to leave audiences speechless with their impassioned performance and trademark ambience. With two albums and two EPs under their belt, the Texan band are fast becoming known as pioneers of their genre, combining experimental soundscapes with epic walls of layered guitars.

Also confirmed are NME, Guardian and Steve Lamacq favourites Young Rebel Set, French ska-fusion rabble Babylon Circus and Eagles of Death Metal tour mates The Black Box Revelation.

Building on the success of previous years’ festivals and furthering the careful curation of the festival, there’s a fantastic roster of bands appearing at this year’s Reeperbahn Festival, making it Europe’s number one destination to catch the hottest new bands before anywhere else.

Each year the festival takes over more than 30 clubs, bars, concert halls and theatres across the expansive cultural district of the Reeperbahn, turning a major part of Hamburg into a haven for music lovers. Known as the area in which The Beatles perfected their craft before hitting the big time (and the place they first discovered sex and drugs), the Reeperbahn is a cultural haven, as well as a party hotspot. 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 further big names and rising stars still to be announced, this year’s festival looks set to cement Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg as one of the year’s most important new music events. A 3-Day all-venues festival pass costs just €59, and flights are regular, direct, and reasonably priced from London airports.

Reeperbahn Festival Ticket Price:
3-Day-Pass Thu – Sat €59.00
2-Day-Pass Thu + Fr or Fr + Sat €45.00
1-Day-Pass Thu, Fr, Sat €29.00
(All rates include sales tax, public transport and booking fee)

Travel information:
Just 25 minutes from Hamburg International Airport
24h public transportation
Hotels of all categories within walking distance
Countless clubs, bars and restaurants



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