Reeperbahn – In The City alternative for 2011?
A festival devoted to a street is unusual enough in the first place, but one that’s centred around the red light district – and is thoroughly respectable and considerably artistic – sounds more intriguing still.
Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival is a music, art and culture extravaganza that focuses on the Reeperbahn district of Hamburg – an area The Beatles famously enjoyed to its maximum potential, leading John Lennon to say “I might have been born in Liverpool – but I grew up in Hamburg”.
The Festival takes place on September 22-24th, with a music, art and campus program incorporating business to business, networking and live performance. A German ‘In The City’, to those of us who frequent the Mancunian titan each year, and with no ITC in 2011, perhaps Reeperbahn could fill the gaping chasm it has left this time around.