Austria at the Reeperbahn Festival 2023

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The Reeperbahn Festival is Europe’s premiere platform for pop culture and international musical talent. It’s happening this year from September 20 – 23 – just around the corner! – and as in previous years, a phalanx of Austrian artists will be making their way to northern Germany to take part. For details, read on…

The heartbeat of austria…

Photo of Rahel (c) Daria Savytska
Rahel (c) Daria Savytska

One highlight of the Reeperbahn Festival is always the Austrian Heartbeats Showcase, hosted by Austrian Music Export and Waves Vienna. This year, the showcase is taking place on Wednesday, September 20th at Indra (known, among other things, as the venue where the Beatles played their first German gig) and features a highly diverse quartet of hot new bands from Austria. The showcase kicks off with the indie singer-songwriter fiio at 8:30 p.m., followed by synth-pop from Rahel at 9:45, the stripped-down synth-punk of Anda Morts at 11 p.m., and the “avant-trash” stylings of Cousines Like Shit at 12:15 a.m.

…and so much more

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Hamburg, it seems, is really into Austrian music (with good reason, we think). The Alpine Republic has had a strong showing there in recent years, and 2023 is no different: aside from the showcase participants, Austria will be represented by:

    Wednesday, 8:20 p.m. @ Bahnhof Pauli
    Thursday, 8:15 p.m. @ Molotow/SkyBar
  • Sophia Blenda
    Friday, 7:50 p.m. @ St. Pauli Kirche
  • Bipolar Feminin
    Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. @ Thomas Read 2nd Floor
    Friday, 10 p.m. @ Molotow/SkyBar
    TBA @ Drafthouse
  • AVEC
    Saturday, 11:00 p.m. @ St. Michaelis Kirche
  • Mother’s Cake
    Wednesday, 11:30 p.m. @ Bahnhof Pauli
  • Bibiza
    TBA @ Gruenspan
    Friday, 11:20 p.m. @ Grüner Jäger
  • AYMZ
    Thursday, TBA @ Indra
  • Sofie Royer
    Friday, 9:50 p.m. @ Imperial Theater

So get thee to Hamburg! See the Elbphilharmonie, eat some fish, take in a musical (or don’t), and definitely head to the Reeperbahn Festival to support Austria’s hottest up-and-coming acts.

Philip Yaeger