MOLOTOW COCKTAIL: The venue is usually one of the busiest during the festival but this year will likely host only about a half-dozen bands a day. (Alexander Schliephake) How Hamburg’s venues are preparing for a pandemic-proof Reeperbahn Festival Reeperbahn Festival is planning a pandemic-proof edition. While the conference part of the Sept. 16-19 event will take place online only, live concerts are scheduled to go ahead in Hamburg, Germany — at greatly reduced capacities and featuring mostly local bands. Organizers are planning about 120 concerts as well as 30 program items from the fields of arts, word and film. They’ll use 20 venues, including, as things stood in mid-August, five open-air stages. The approved open-air capacities vary between 30 visitors in the Molotow Backyard and 850 visitors in front of a newly created stage on the Heiligengeistfeld, an area used for exhibitions in Hamburg’s St. Pauli quarter. Indoor venues’ approved […]
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