Music is our Business

Dear reader,

Together with our close partner, the Music In Africa Foundation it is our strongest believe, that understanding respective markets is the key to sustainable future collaborations. Experiencing exactly this on the ground during our last Reeperbahn Festival International live trip to Accra late 2019, we have worked intensively on offering the best insights and networking opportunities in this hybrid/digital spin-off. We will be looking at markets from Lagos to Joburg, thanks to the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, for this explicitly pan-African event.

Evelyn Sieber
Project Lead Reeperbahn Festival International

Photo: Svenja Mohr


Reeperbahn Festival Pan-Africa

From 31 May to 3 June, delegates at Reeperbahn Festival Pan-Africa can expect an exciting and informative program ranging from networking events and curated 1:1 matchmaking sessions with top decision-makers to discussion panels and keynote presentations, digital visits to key African music companies, a hybrid showcase concert, and a songwriting camp for writers, producers, and artists from both continents that is being organized by ROBA Music Publishing.


31 May 

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm:
  • 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm:
    Live Showcase Concert featuring:
    AWA Khiwe (ZWE/GER), Kelvyn Colt (GER),
    Tems (NGA), Yugen Blakrok (ZAF).

1 June

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
    Discussion Sessions*

    * Pre-accredited delegates will be able to attend the entire programme, and those generally interested will have the opportunity to purchase a ticket for the Discussion Sessions on the Conference Platform.
    (1 June, 2:00 pm– 5:00 pm).

2 June

3 June

  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
    Matchmaking Sessions
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    European Delegation Wrap-Up

Call For Papers deadline extended

We are pleased to announce that the submission deadline for this year's Call for Papers has been extended by one month until 14 June 2021
The proposal should relate to the music industry and raise as many new and unusual aspects as possible and convey, in a best way scenario, in an interesting and innovative way.

  • Reeperbahn Festival Conference 2021:
    22 – 25 September
  • Hamburg
  • Apply until: 14 June
  • For anybody who would like to give a talk or presentation at #rbfc21

Your input for the perfect festival of the future

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Tickets available

Register now for Reeperbahn Festival Conference 2021 at the Summer Rate of only €249.00 plus fees.


Photo: Dario Dumancic

Reeperbahn Festival Website

Reeperbahn Festival Conference is organised by 
Inferno Events GmbH & Co. KG
Neuer Pferdemarkt 1, 20359 Hamburg / Germany
PhG: Inferno Events Verwaltungs GmbH, 
Gf: Alexander Schulz, Detlef Schwarte, HRB: 78130

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