HAMBURG, Germany (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — For its seventh edition in September 2012, the Reeperbahn Festival will once more receive federal funding in the amount of 200,000 euros by resolution of the German Bundestag.
The festival will take place in Hamburg on September 20-22, 2012.
According to Minister of State Bernd Neumann, Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the determining factor for the approval of funding is the national significance of the Reeperbahn Festival with its three pillars: Music, Campus, and Arts.
In recent years Germany’s largest club festival—with 17,500 visitors and 1,900 business and media representatives from over thirty countries—has become one of the more important international platforms for the music industry.
A leading European music event, the Reeperbahn Festival is now perceived by the international music business as the relevant gateway to the German market.
Alexander Schulz, Managing Director of the Reeperbahn Festival GbR and Inferno Events is pleased that “the positive development of the event is being recognised with funding from the Federal Government of Germany for the second year in a row,” according to a statement.
— Crystal Lynn Huntoon