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Reeperbahn Festival - 21-24 Sept 2022


With over 30,000 attendees, 600 events and 70 venues across the city.

Although Reeperbahn Festival is mainly known by people in the music industry as a place to network and discover talent – everyone from Bon Iver to Ed Sheeran played there long before they were well known – it’s become increasingly popular with music fans, as well as those into art, literature, film, workshops, food and culture in general. 

The Reeperbahn itself is the red-light district of Hamburg: the perfect location to host – in churches, clubs, museums and even boats – all the different artists who’ll be coming to town. These include established acts like Anna Calvi, Joy Crookes, Mine and Warhaus. But there are also loads of people who you’ll never have heard of and, in a way, they’re the most exciting thing about it. 

But Reeperbahn isn’t exclusively about music. It hosts art exhibitions, transforming every last nook and cranny of Hamburg into a gallery. There’ll also be workshops teaching you how to get a record contract, and film screenings across the city. It’s basically Hamburg in full-blown cultural carnival mode, so if you needed an excuse to head there, this is it. 

Reeperbahn Festival runs from 21 – 24 September 2022. You can get a four day ticket for €129 and a day ticket from €49, depending on the day. The area where the festival’s held is a 15 minute bus from Generator Hamburg; ask at reception for details. 

Photo: Lisa Meinen