Sting to appear at Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival...

September 15, 2021

We will be launching the 16th edition of the Reeperbahn Festival in our usual glamorous style at the Stage Operettenhaus with our Reeperbahn Festival Opening. On Wednesday, 22 September 2021, starting at 6pm, Hadnet Tesfai will assume hosting duties for the Opening Show and will be welcoming top-class live acts onto the stage as well as high-profile guests from the worlds of culture and politics. And the best thing about it all is: if you really can’t make it to Hamburg in person this year, you can use our Reeperbahn Festival streaming platform giving you a virtual box seat to follow the event in full at 10 pm.  


We’re truly excited to be welcoming music legend, style pioneer and globetrotter Sting in the flesh to the Operettenhaus, where he’ll sing two songs from his glittering career play list, now spanning almost four decades! He’ll actually be performing, for the very first time live, “Rushing Water”, a new title from his forthcoming album “The Bridge”. Whichever of his global hits he’ll be singing second is still under wraps. But one thing’s clear: everyone’s got a memorable experience ahead of them.


And that’s not all we’ve got to tell you: British pop artist Griff and soul singer Joy Denalane, who recently became the first German artist to release her new album “Let Yourself Be Loved” on Motown Records, are also on the Opening Show’s line-up. K-Pop sensations DRIPPIN are appearing this year on behalf of our partner country South Korea with a part-live, part-virtual performance. And last year’s ANCHOR winners ÄTNA are back again, performing the latest incarnation of their futuristic art pop featuring some more unexpected experiments. Emeli Sandé, Tom Odell and Jacob Banks, Tayla Parx, Yvonne Catterfeld plus Tony Visconti, will also all be present and correct in person as the ANCHOR Jury, presenting all the details on this year’s ANCHOR Award.  


With the keynote speech delivered by transformation expert Prof. Maja Göpel, we’re adding another focal issue to the festival programme. The main question here is what influences gender-balanced products in our business will have on purchasing decisions and user behaviour for consumers in the future. Welcoming addresses on key topics from Prof. Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, will round off the Opening Show’s schedule.


Anyone attending with a valid ticket on Wednesday can also see the Opening Concert by Joy Denalane live. And everyone else can catch this musical highlight from 9 pm live via our streaming service. Our verdict is: You can’t afford to miss it.


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Sep 13, 2021

Sting's new single 'If It's Love' from his upcoming album 'The Bridge' (released 19 November) is Ken Bruce's Record of the Week on his BBC Radio 2 show so there's plenty of opportunity to catch it if you're tuned in. The song has been A-listed alongside new music from Abba, Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers and Elton John & Dua Lipa. Enjoy!

Sep 1, 2021

17-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting has announced The Bridge, a brand-new album to be released on November 19 via A&M/Interscope/Cherrytree Records and available for pre-order here. The first single, “If It's Love" is out now. The Bridge showcases Sting’s prolific and diverse songwriting prowess, with this new set of songs representing styles and genres explored throughout his unrivalled career. The lead track “If It’s Love” premiered today on BBC Radio 2 and is available now on all digital platforms...