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Music Festivals

Abounding occasions for celebrating music

No matter what type of music you’re into, the Hamburg Metropolitan Region offers something for everyone. And as the days get longer, guests to the city can look forward to a wealth of different festivals. This is where people get together amidst a unique atmosphere that can only be found in Hamburg – whether it is the impressive backdrop of the port, the iconic Elbphilharmonie, or the numerous live clubs around the Reeperbahn. In Hamburg, the festival season is celebrated in many different ways, ranging from arty/experimental to beautifully classical, and from solemn church interiors to open-air events under the starry sky. You can enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life, or head for idyllic landscapes in Hamburg’s surroundings – it is all up to you. One of the highlights of the festival season is the Reeperbahn Festival, Europe's largest club festival – with 500 bands and newcomers from around the world performing at over 90 venues across the St Pauli district, including the legendary live clubs where the Beatles once kicked off their world career.

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Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Three months of packed programme awaits you at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Experience music in unusual places at one of the biggest classical music festivals. Music fans big and small get their money's worth here.

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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Hurricane Festival
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Hurricane Festival

Classic festival feeling with national and international acts awaits you on the fields around Scheeßel at the Hurricane Festival. In 2021 Kings of Leon, Deichkind, Seed and many more will make the stage shake.

Hurricane Festival

Hurricane Festival

Eichenring
27383 Scheeßel

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Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel
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International Summerfestival

Pop meets avant-garde at the International Summer Festival at Kampnagel. Artists* from all over the world bring theatre, dance, performances, concerts and parties to the stages of the former crane factory with Hamburg's most beautiful temporary beer garden.

International Summerfestival

Internationales Sommerfestival auf Kampnagel

Jarrestraße 20
22303 Hamburg

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Jungfernstieg Music Festival

Just in time for the summer, the Jungfernstieg becomes a stage for four days: Experience open-air concerts from all musical styles, from pop to classical, jazz to chanson – in the heart of Hamburg, directly on the Binnenalster.

Jungfernstieg Music Festival

Musikfest Jungfernstieg

Jungfernstieg
20059 Hamburg

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Reeperbahn Festival
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Reeperbahn Festival

The Reeperbahn Festival is Germany’s largest club festival and is one of the three most important meeting places for the music and digital industries in Europe.

Reeperbahn Festival

Reeperbahn Festival

Reeperbahn
20359 Hamburg

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Schlagermove
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Schlagermove

Hamburg celebrates the Festival of Love: The Number 1 among all European Schlager spectacles, the Hamburg Schlagermove, is a party of superlatives.

Schlagermove

Schlagermove

Heiligengeistfeld
20359 Hamburg

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CITY OF MUSIC Discover the sound of Hamburg

The Festival Album
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The Festival Album Hamburg's festival culture captured in beautiful photos

Magic moments in the here and now, and memories that stay forever: Hamburg-based photographer Kevin McElvaney spent an entire summer capturing the atmosphere at various festivals in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. This has resulted in a colourful, emotional photo exhibition, which has also been turned into an illustrated book – The Festival Album.

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Hamburg's festival culture captured in beautiful photos
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Music experiences for every taste Music Genres

When the beat reverberates through your body, a beautiful soundscape fills your ears and everything is in harmony – then you know it is live music. Arguably, Hamburg offers the most exciting and most diverse live music scene in Northern Europe.

Music Genres
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Hamburg’s rich music scene suits every ear Music made in Hamburg

Immerse yourself in music: Hamburg's music history goes back to the 17th century, and the city’s rich and varied music scene continues to attract international attention.

Music made in Hamburg

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