【DE】Festival atmosphere and pure variety during shore leave

The 833. PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG from 16th to 18th September


Stars such as Selig, Roachford, Pohlmann or Lotto King Karl rock the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG and numerous partners and institutions are committed to celebrating an eventful festival with goosebumps moments together with visitors. The free concerts, chillout areas, exhibitions and action areas ensure an exciting, varied shore leave at the 833. PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG. From the 16th to the 18th September, the maritime folk festival transforms the banks of the Elbe into a unique open-air festival area against the backdrop of the port of Hamburg.


From country to rock: Stars on the NDR stage


The musical heart of the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG beats strongly on the NDR stage in front of the Old Elbe Tunnel. On all three days, top acts heat up the audience. On Friday, singer-songwriter Pohlmann and the Hamburg rock band Selig will perform and play pieces from their new albums in addition to their hits. On Saturday, it will continue Nordic with the bands Every Day New Year’s Eve from Schleswig-Holstein and the two Hamburg formations Tape recorder and Cosmopauli. In between, soul, pop & rock from Great Britain by the British singer Robertford resounds. It will be hearty on Sunday with the legendary country band Truck Stop and the band The Rattles, which are among the forefathers of the German rock scene.


Games, fun and entertainment


On around 9,000 square meters, REWE provides from the 16th to the 17th. September on the Große Elbstraße for variety. Visitors can expect a maritime world of enjoyment, games and fun in the pirate village, a grandstand with a view of the Elbe, maritime islands of relaxation and a show program with live music on the REWE stage. Highlights of the stage program include the band Rednex, Captain Jack and Hamburg local hero Lotto King Karl with his band Barmbek Dream Boys.


Home port Hamburg – ROCK ANTENNE


Thanks to the Ferris wheel, the new “Heimathafen Hamburg” can be seen from afar on the former container area between Pauli Beach and Fischmarkt. Hamburg institutions introduce themselves here and the creative scene shows their innovative products on the Elbrausch Design Market. Among others, the New German Wave veterans from Extrabreit and the St. Pauli cult band Ohrenfeindt perform on the Rock Antenne Hamburg Bühne.


Free concerts from the Elbphilharmonie including Elbblick


The HAFENGEBURTSTAG HAMBURG at the Platz der Deutschen Einheit offers a high-class mixture of classical music, jazz, rock and pop. On the forecourt of the Elbphilharmonie, the “3. Elbphilharmonie Concerts on Screen” free concert recordings from the repertoire of the Konzerthaus. In cooperation with the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, a total of 17 performances from the Great Hall are shown on a high-resolution large screen. From 10 a.m. daily, up to 500 visitors can listen to new works and favorite concerts every two hours or catch up on the missed concert visit – open air and with a view of the Elbe.


Celebrate and dance under the sign of tolerance & Electrofestival


New is the festival area “Harbour Beatz” in the Pauli beach car park. During the day, stands invite you to browse and shop, in the evening scene DJs play the genres of electro, house and techno on the most beautiful dance floor in Hamburg, outdoors and in a unique harbor atmosphere.


The LGBTIQ* community hijacks the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG with the “Harbour Pride” to celebrate in the sign of tolerance and cosmopolitanism. At the fish market, visitors receive a mix of gastronomic specialties, interesting information about the queer scene and live performances of well-known artists from the queer scene including drag show.


A touch of Adriatic on the Elbe


This year’s country partner Croatia shows its most beautiful side on the Kehrwiederspitze. The country on the Adriatic Sea with its fantastic coasts is one of the most popular destinations for Germans. At the Croatia Festival, visitors to the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG can find out about tourist dream destinations with culinary delights, such as typical specialties and high-class wines, including city destinations such as the capital Zagreb or Dubrovnik with its medieval city center. On the 17th September, 8 p.m., the “Geistarbeiters Oldenburg” and DJ Goran Krnic ensure a summery Croatia feeling. Visitors will receive insights into the culture and tradition of Croatia on the Kehrwiederspitze and thus an entertaining taste of the next holiday.


Experience maritime culture open air


Art and literature under the open sky are very popular in the Überseequartier. In the OPEN ART exhibition “Malizia – Seaexplorer” on the overseas boulevard, around 50 spectacular shots of sailor Boris Herrmann and his team will be shown with their new boat “Malizia – Seaexplorer”. On stage on the promenade, three North German authors read aloud alternating from their maritime classics.


The Speicherstadtmuseum invites you on Saturday, 17. September at 6 p.m. and on Sunday, 18. September, at 3 p.m. for a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Building Ensemble. The German Port Museum offers several guided tours of the history of the Port of Hamburg on Saturday, 17. September, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also on Saturday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Shantychor “The Kielschweine” creates a maritime atmosphere. Ship longing arises when actress Dorit Ehlers and Yogo Yagihara present a reading with music at 3 p.m. Other Hamburg museums and institutions are also involved in the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG with offers for visitors.


The museum harbor Oevelgönne presents maritime history to touch with arrival and unloading maneuvers of historic ships, raging seafarers and exciting stories by the volunteer crews about the traditional seamanship. Live music from “Pirata do Samba”, “Land Unter”, “Bob Beeman” and “Lena and Cornelius” and a maritime flea market on the pontoon complete the seafaring feeling on the Elbe.


The Bundeswehr in dialogue


On the Überseebrücke, the Bundeswehr presents itself and informs about training and career opportunities at the troop. One main topics is homeland protection with exercises of the Heimatschutzkompanie Hamburg. Nodal explorers of the German Navy, the special field post office and the overseas café of the Freundeskreis der Fregatte HAMBURG complete the maritime offer of the Bundeswehr.


The organizer of the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG is the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, represented by the Authority for Economic Affairs and Innovation. Since 1994, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH has been working as the event representative of the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Special thanks go to the sponsor AIDA Cruises for his support



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