Focus France @ Reeperbahn Festival
[ 19 – 22 September, Hamburg, Germany]
This year, France will be the guest of honour at Reeperbahn Festival. The French music export office Le Bureau Export has been a reliable partner since the very first Reeperbahn Festival, as Marc Thonon, CEO of Le Bureau Export, confirms:
“In 2006, at the very first edition of Reeperbahn Festival, Le Bureau Export was one of the first export offices to partner up with the event. Over the past 12 years, this partnership has made possible numerous showcases, networking events and conferences where the artistic variety of music made in France has had the chance to shine through.”
Le Bureau Export will be aiming to promote the rich diversity of French productions and talent of the artists from the French music scene. These artists will be showing the full range of their work with a televised opening evening, and around 55 concerts and showcases throughout the 4 days of this Focus France.
Besides HER and IBEYI performing at the famous Elbphilharmonie, there will be “made in France” headliners like METRONOMY and PARCELS playing live at the festival. The eclectic line-up is rounded off by numerous artists representing the incredible range of music coming out of France right now: L’IMPERATRICE‘s unstoppable disco-pop, KIMBEROSE’s soulful vocals, KAZY LAMBIST’s playful electronica, the joyful sounds of MELISSA LAVEAUX, PART-TIME FRIENDS’ catchy radio-pop and many, many more.
More than 120 French professionals will have the chance to meet their colleagues from around the world during industry-specific speed meeting sessions (focused live and recorded meetings), artist pitches, or over a glass of wine at the Meet The French networking reception on the Thursday evening. Pupils from Hamburg learning French will be invited to meet an artist as part of the FrancoMusiques project.
19 of the most influential leaders from the institutions, organisations and companies that make up the French music industry will take part in keynotes, panels and public interviews. They will share their best practices and ideas that will highlight that France, the country that founded the idea of ‘cultural exception’, is still at the cutting edge of supporting and protecting the musical ecosystem. Numerous French key-players will take part in the juries and on the boards of the IMJA and Anchor Awards.
Germany is the third most important music market in the world, ahead of France, and is also the number one territory for French export. The richness of French repertoire and the very open-minded welcome of the German public has a lot to do with this. This edition of Reeperbahn Festival will be a new chance to show this!
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Programme – Download the leaflet
- Introduction to the French Music Industry in Germany
- France @ Reeperbahn Conference
- ‘Made in France’ Concerts
- Meet the French
- France Is Partner Country at Reeperbahn Festival 2018
- Further French Acts & Speakers Confirmed, ANCHOR Award Nomination for Tiwayo, IMJA Winners Announced & More
- 48 French Acts, 19 Speakers, 100 Delegates & More
Listen to What the France’s Playlist
Belkacem Bahlouli: © Loraine Adam
Mélodie Blanchar: © Caramba
Nathalie Breter: © Nathalie Breter
Audrey Guerre: © Audrey Guerre
Corinne Serre: © Corinne Serre
Stéphanie Sfeir: © Simon Vuillard-Pernier
Jean-Noël Tronc: © Jean-Baptiste Millot
David Weiszfeld: © David Weiszfeld
Mélissa Phulpin: © Etienne Daho
Foé: © Louise Carrasco
Kimberose: © Isabelle Lindbergh
L’Impératrice: © PE Retard
Kazy Lambist: © Grégoire Alexandre
Thylacine: © Fiona Torres
Mariama: © Akatre
Mélissa Laveaux: © Romain Staros Staropoli
Tample: © Titouan Massé
Header photos: © Christophe Crénel – Photobangs, © Maja Hylewicz, © Danilo Rasori
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