© Vogelball / Pablo Heimplatz
© Vogelball / Axel Fuellgraf
© Vogelball / Pablo Heimplatz
© Vogelball / Pablo Heimplatz
© Vogelball / Pablo Heimplatz
© Vogelball / Philipp Schott
© Vogelball / Pablo Heimplatz

Vogelball Festival

Electronic dance music in front of the Hamburg harbour scenery

The Sparrows Whistle - an electronic symphony of anticipation for the VOGELBALL 2024, which will take place for the eleventh time. Traditionally for the big parade of the CSD in Hamburg we invite our visitors to the queer masked ball.

Hamburg's wildest courtship dance is the prelude to the festival series on the MS Dockville grounds. The queer masked ball in the bushes, nests and horsts on the Reiherstieg in Wilhelmsburg has long since become an institution for local dance lovers.

The crazy festival

The ritual includes the bird metamorphosis with friends in the local parlour as well as the following swarm cycling through the Old Elbe Tunnel, including chirping, ringing and chattering. On site, the homemade feather costumes and glittering jewellery flutter to the beats - until deep into the next morning.

Electronic beats

The Vogelball is an interplay of music, dance and performance, a diverse selection of electronic artists and DJs, an enthusiastic audience full of birds of paradise and prodigies. We are already looking forward to turning night into day and feather dress into costume with wild sounds.

More information about the Vogelball Festival and the line up can be found here.

Short & Sweet

  • Where Reiherstieg, Hamburg Wilhelmsburg
  • First year 2011
  • No. of visitors ca. 20,000
  • Music style Electronic
  • Nowhere but here Everybody’s cuckoo

More on this subject

The Festival Album
© The Festival Album / Kevin McElvaney

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.

Hamburg's festival culture captured in beautiful photos
© Felix Broede

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
© Lee Mass / Timo Sommer

CITY AREA PORTRAIT Wilhelmsburg & Veddel

The Elbe Island of Wilhelmsburg is embedded between the southern and northern Elbe. It impresses visitors with a mixture of industrial charm and bustling life with multicultural flair. With its historic buildings, cafés and shops, the Wilhelmsburg Reiherstieg area is especially popular. It is even called "Little Berlin" due to its transformation in recent years. And then there is the neighbouring island of Veddel, which also has much to offer.

Wilhelmsburg & Veddel

THIS MIGHT INTEREST YOU AS WELL Further recommendations

© Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival / Olaf Malzahn

Classic festival at Schleswig-Holstein's most beautiful places Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival

Enjoy classical music at extraordinary locations at one of the largest festivals in the world in terms of area at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival
© Liesa Meinen

Newcomer Music Festival on the Reeperbahn Reeperbahn Festival

The Reeperbahn Festival presents a colorful program again in September. Around 300 concerts are scheduled in each of the previous years to put the spotlight on the upcoming stars of the music industry.

Reeperbahn Festival
© Jens Thekkeveettli on Unsplash

Jazzfestival at Kampnagel Überjazz

After many years of Überjazz, the media are confident: the evenings in November in the former Maschinenfabrik on Hamburg Kampnagel regularly shift the stylistic boundaries of the term jazz.


Top customer reviews

No reviews available.

Write new rating

This is your text

Your rating *


Google translator for other languages

Please note that this is an automatic translation.
For better information, you can always switch to the German or English version