September City Events in Hamburg
As summer bids us its last farewell there are still a couple more chances to relive the warm, hazy festival days with the Reeperbahn Festival and a dance fest with the Kuchensessions at Übel & Gefährlich. Enjoy the warm Indian summer in Hamburg with some great music.
1. Reeperbahn Festival in the St Pauli Area – 25th – 28th September
Emerging from the St Pauli U-bahn Station on to the Reeperbahn this September may feel a little more like entering another world than it normally does. You’ll hear the faint sounds of cheering and a band playing in the distance. Your eyes take in the plethora of fast food joints and glitzy clubs and bars – it can all feel a little Las Vegas, but without anyone pretending its wholesome family fun. With more than 200 acts there will always be something to see, our picks include the smartly dressed indie rock band Spector, the Crown Princess of Grime Linkoban and the unusually named and exotic group Xul Zolar. You’ll be dancing until dawn.
2. Filmfest Hamburg at Various Venues – 26th September – 5th October
The romance of the cinema is alive and well. At the Hamburg Filmfest you will be treated to everything from sophisticated art house and international film to documentaries and shorts. Last year saw Korean director Kim Ki-duk, honoured with the Douglas-Sirk-Award, and “Lore” a film directed by Cate Shortland, scooping the Hamburg Film Critics’ Award. So as you sit in your comfortable, plush seat surrounded by avid fans you could be watching the next Spielberg or Scorsese on the screen.
3. Hamburger Kuchensessions Festival at Übel & Gefährlich – 22nd September
Looking at Übel & Gefährlich from the street you could be forgiven for thinking that you had stumbled across a lost, pre-war outpost as the sheer concrete walls sit squarely against the skyline. And you wouldn’t be far wrong as the building did used to be a Flak Tower. Luckily, you will see as you enter that despite the stark decor the building has been turned into one of the top spots on the Hamburg club scene. The Kuchensessions Festival is basically just another reason to have a bunch of talented acts mixed in with up and comings to spend a night and day throwing you sized shapes on the Roof Terrace dance floor.