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Watch a recap of last year’s debut NYC edition here

The world-famous Reeperbahn Festival, which was voted Best European Indoor Festival at last year’s European Festival Awards, came to the US for the very first time during last year’s A2IM Indie Week. Today, the festival has detailed its return to America: a second Reeperbahn Festival NYC Edition will again take place during the Wednesday of Indie Week, June 7. Consequence of Sound will present this year’s event, which Pianos is hosting. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm; Consequence of Sound has the full details and a public ticket giveaway here (this is the only way that the public can access the event). The festival will be recording video of the night, which will be available to media upon request following the event.

At Pianos, a swath of international delegates—a far greater number of attendees than last year have already pre-registered—will converge for an alternating stage setup promising seven artists in just four hours. Attendees from over twenty European record labels, management firms, distributors, conventions, and government export offices will meet American media, industry, and fans (for whom entry is exclusively through Consequence of Sound) for sets from Carnival YouthWe Bless This Mess, Leyya, Lydmor, Albin Lee Meldau, Megan Bonnell, and Olivier St. Louis. Set times and listening links are provided below.

Just before this year’s Reeperbahn Festival NYC Edition, ANCHOR, the festival’s new accolade for the most promising emerging talent, will host a press conference at A2IM Indie Week in nearby cultural center The Clemente (6pm). The legendary, David Bowie-associated producer Tony Visconti will reveal the ANCHOR 2017 jury during the press conference, which will be moderated by Music Week‘s US editor, Emmanuel Legrand. ANCHOR 2016 winner Albin Lee Meldau will talk about his rapid career development and Reeperbahn Festival director Alexander Schulz will be available for questions.

Media: please reach out if you’re interested in attending and covering the showcase, press conference, or both!

Reeperbahn Festival NYC Edition set times (doors 7pm)
Pianos | 158 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
More information at Consequence of Sound

7:30-8:00 – Carnival Youth (Main Stage)
Listen to/watch “Surf” here

8:00-8:30 – We Bless This Mess (Lounge)
Listen to/watch “Contemplate” here*

8:30-9:00 – Leyya (Main Stage)
Listen to “Zoo” via Pigeons and Planes

9:00-9:30 – Lydmor (Lounge)
Listen to/watch “I Love You” here

9:30-10:15 – Albin Lee Meldau (Main Stage)
Listen to/watch “Lou Lou” via NPR Music

10:15-10:45 – Megan Bonnell (Lounge)
Listen to “Can’t Have You” via Purevolume

10:45-11:30 – Olivier St Louis (Main Stage)
Listen to Black Music via Okayplayer

Reeperbahn Festival NYC Edition is part of A2IM’s Indie Week, which takes place in NYC June 5-8. This international conference and networking event is aimed at maximizing the global impact of Independent music via panels, workshops, and speeches. 2017’s Indie Week will be the largest to date.

For all Reeperbahn Festival NYC Edition media/coverage inquires, including but not limited to guest list, artist access, event previews, etc., please contact:

Max Freedman
[email protected]


About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

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