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Reeperbahn Numbers Ahead From Last Year

HAMBURG, Germany (VIP-NEWS) — Registrations for the 2014 edition of Reeperbahn Festival are well ahead of last year`s event at this point with just over a month to kick-off.

The event`s organisers have called this year`s conference line-up as "the most extensive in the festival`s history".

Most recently, extensive involvement of the South African music industry has been announced for Reeperbahn this year, with 20 industry professionals and artists from the territory set to descend on Hamburg from September 17-20.

As well as South African representatives from leading labels, media and management companies attending, Reeperbahn`s first South African showcase, `Breathe Sunshine South Africa`, will present artists, while to conference panels will give an insight into the music industries of both the African and South African territories.

Overall, more international partners will be presenting showcases at Reeperbahn Festival 2014 than ever before, with roughly 100 new artists set to perform overall.

The first 15 international showcases set for the event were revealed a last month, with contributions from Portugal, Canada, France, Israel, The Netherlands, Poland and more.

There will also be a number of label showcases including the return of the Warner Music Night and the new `Transgressive Records Presents…`

The theme for this year’s Reeperbahn is `Talents, Trends & Trade`. Over 400 live concerts and 100 keynote speeches, talks, panels, and workshops will be hosted in more than 70 venues.

Speakers now include Sven Krüger from T-Systems in Germany, Patricia Hohendorf of E-Plus Gruppe, Rob Challice of Coda, Steve Zapp of ITB and Making Things Happen’s Julia Kümmel. The conference sessions will focus on games, legal, live music, marketing, media, mobile, politics, programming, publishing, recorded music, startup and synch & brand.

"The Reeperbahn Festival Conference is attracting even more attention in 2014 in the music and digital creative industries – demonstrated by current delegate registration numbers, which have once again risen as compared to previous years at this time," said Christina Poepke, project manager Reeperbahn Festival Conference. "Delegates can start looking forward to the most extensive conference programme in the history of the Reeperbahn Festival."