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PRS Foundation present some of the UK’s most exciting emerging talent in partnership with BBC Music Introducing at Reeperbahn Festival 2019.


Artists performing at the showcase:

Skinny Pelembe

Joy Crookes

WH Lung


Wednesday 18th September, 7pm – 1am, Nochtspeicher Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 69, 20359, Hamburg



Another must-see is the Mathew Herbert-inspired immersive VR experience, ‘A Symphony of Noise’. The installation promises an interactive journey into everyday sounds and the music hidden therein. Open every day in the Festival Village / Arts Playground from 12:30pm. More info.


Wednesday, Sept. 18

Skinny Pelembe (7:40 PM – 8:20 PM) – Nochtspeicher
W.H. Lung (9:00 PM – 9:40 PM) – Nochtspeicher
Happyness (9:20 PM – 10:20 PM) – Nochtwache
IDER (9:20 PM – 10:00 PM) – Häkken
Joy Crookes (10:20 PM – 11:00 PM) – Nochtspeicher
Georgia (10:40 PM – 11:20 PM) – Häkken (Klubhaus)
YAK (10:45 PM – 11:40 PM) – Molotow
Oscar Jerome (10:50 PM – 11:40 PM) – Moondoo
Tamzene (11:30 PM – 12:00 AM) – Mojo Jazz Cafe
Bloxx (11:40 PM – 12:20 AM) – Nochtspeicher

Thursday, Sept. 19

DRAHLA (7:40 PM – 8:40 PM) – Nochtspeicher
Black Country, New Road (8:00 PM – 8:45 PM) – Molotow
ROE (10:00 PM – 10:30 PM) – Imperial Theatre
Bang Bang Romeo (11:00 PM – 11:35 PM) – Headcrash*
Trudy & The Romance (11:05 PM – 11:55 PM) – Molotow
Bloxx (11:35 PM – 12:00 AM) – Molotow
Georgia (11:45 PM – 12:30 AM) – Mojo Club

Friday, Sept. 20

Emma McGrath (5:40 PM – 6:00 PM) – Festival Village
Squid (8:00 PM – 8:45 PM) – Molotow
TUSKS (8:10 PM – 9:10 PM) – Terrace Hill
Emma McGrath (9:30 PM – 10:10 PM) – Imperial Theatre
Penelope Isles (9:45 PM – 10:45 PM) – Molotow
We Were Promised Jetpacks (10:50 PM – 12:00 AM) – Uebel & Gefahrlich
Bess Atwell (11:30 PM – 12:15 AM) – Angies Nightclub*

Saturday, Sept. 21

Squid (5:00 PM – 5:30 PM) – Molotow
Portico Quartet (7:30 PM – 8:40 PM) – Grosse Freiheit
The Japanese House (8:40 PM – 9:20 PM) – Speildbude
Rosborough (9:20 PM – 9:50 PM) – Kukuun*
Pizzagirl (9:45 PM – 10:35 PM) – Headcrash
Squid (10:50 PM – 11:35 PM) – Nochtspeicher
Gently Tender (11:20 PM – 12:20 AM) – Nochtwache
Sports Team (12:10 AM – 12:50 AM) – Molotow

*Directly funded by the International Showcase Fund to attend Reeperbahn Festival 2019.


The pioneering initiative Keychange, which launched at Reeperbahn Festival in 2017 will announce an expanded new programme with an exciting series of events at Reeperbahn Festival.

Want to know how you can get involved? Come and see feminist icons Peaches and Kate Nashchat to the prolific and innovative Editor-in-Chief of Pitchfork Puja Patel at the Keychange Presentation & Press Launch on Thursday 19th September, 11am – 12pm, at Gruenspan Große Freiheit 58, 22767 Hamburg. More info. Some of the new Keychange management team, including PRS Foundation CEO Joe Frankland, will also discuss the ambitious new plans and why Keychange is needed.

The Keychange Presentation & Press Launch is on Thursday 19th September, 11am – 12pm, at Gruenspan Große Freiheit 58, 22767 Hamburg. More info.

kate nash

More than 250 music organisations have now signed the Keychange pledge to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022. Want to sign up? Our Outreach Coordinator Francine Gorman will be on the Gender Equality in The Music Industry – A Romantic Dream, Or Soon Reality? panel at Angies Nightclub, Spielbudenpl. 27, 20359 Hamburg, also on Thursday 19th September, 3pm – 4pm. More info.



Wednesday 18th September, 5pm – late, Doors Open Show feat Keychange, Stage Operetta House (Foyer 1st Floor). More info.GURR, who were German participants in Phase One and they play twice at Reeperbahn Festival: 12am on Wednesday 18th September (Wednesday night, Thursday morning) at Häkken (Klubhaus St. Paul) and 10:50pm on Thursday 19th September at Knust. More info.

Thursday 19th September, 9:30am – 10:30am, GEMA Hangover Breakfast featuring the launch of Music Women Germany, Arcotel Onyx / Reeperbahn Festival Lounge, Reeperbahn 1, 20359 Hamburg. More info.

Thursday 19th September, 3pm – 4pm, Feminism Sells – A controversial conversation about a global movement in subculture and pop-culture, Festival Village/ Future Dome / Heiligengeistfeld, Hamburg. More info.

Friday 20th September, 12:15pm – 1:15pm, The Artist Support System – The illusion of a successful career as a one man/woman show, featuring Keychange participants Kat Frankie and Sandira Blas, Arcotel Onyx / Suit 716, Reeperbahn 1, 20359 Hamburg. More info.

Friday 20th September, 3pm – 4pm, Screening plus Q&A: Music Documentary Kate Nash – Underestimate The Girl, East private cinema, Simon-von-Utrecht-Straße 31, 20359 Hamburg. More info.

About Keychange
Keychange is a pioneering international initiative which transforms the future of music whilst encouraging festivals and music organisations to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022. 72 emerging artists and innovators each year from across Europe and Canada will take part in international festivals, showcase events, collaborations and a programme of creative labs. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better more inclusive music industry for present and future generations.

Keychange is led by Reeperbahn Festival, PRS Foundation and Musikcentrum Öst, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, in partnership with Tallinn Music Week, Iceland Airwaves, BIME, Oslo World, Linecheck/Music Innovation Hub, Ireland Music Week, SACEM, Liverpool Sound City, Way Out West, Spring Break, MAMA, Mutek and Breakout West. | @KeychangeEU

About PRS Foundation
PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development. Since 2000 PRS Foundation has given more than £32 million to over 6,800 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes that support music sector development. Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity – from composer residencies and commissions to a network of talent development partners and showcases in the UK and overseas. | @PRSFoundation