Hamburg – hub for creative industries and city on the waterfront
Hamburg - hub for creative industries and city on the waterfront - is the most dynamic economic region in northern Europe. Hamburg is the advertising and media capital of Germany and favorite working place for creatives, artists, musicians, game designers and big industry leaders as Facebook and Google. The hanseatic city is one of the top locations in Europe for startups. As the center of the country's music industry, it attracts both artists and music business professionals and hosts one of the three biggest and most important music business events in Europe: the Reeperbahn Festival.
The city’s wide variety of high-culture offerings -including top-calibre theatres, musicals, opera, and several music halls -along with Hamburg’s counterculture provide a stimulating environment and excellent opportunities for creative spirits. The legendary clubs on the infamous Reeperbahn have been seen as springboards to fame: the Beatles were not the only ones to have their breakthrough here. Most of the young music scene is based in the districts of Altona and St. Pauli - home to the Reeperbahn.
From 20 – 23 September 2017, the Reeperbahn Festival will present more than 700 events spanning a range of genres in locations around Hamburg’s Reeperbahn. Since its debut in 2006, the Reeperbahn Festival has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide, and, as Germany’s largest club festival, it boasts a broad spectrum of emerging artists. In addition to some 460 concerts by international artists held in a wide variety of venues, the festival programme includes events in the fields of fine art, film, and literature.
The Reeperbahn Festival conference programme is designed for professionals active in the music and creative digital industries and features sessions, showcases, networking events, or awards ceremonies.