Hamburg's festival season is something to be proud of!

The most beautiful city in the world has a lot to offer again in 2024! We have put together the absolute festival guide in and around Hamburg exclusively for you, with music festivals and more experiences that you shouldn't miss. Get inspired by our festival tips, pack your best festival outfits and off you go to our highlights. We're ready for an unforgettable season full of good music, sunshine and pure fun! ⛺️ 🤝 🌞


© Thomas Panzau
Fr, 24.05.2024 19:00
Bezahl so viel du magst
Altona & Ottensen

Throughout the cozy districts of Altona and Ottensen you will find various events and programs during the altonale - from flea markets to theater and live music, there is absolutely nothing missing in a relaxed street festival atmosphere!

Millerntor Gallery #12

Millerntor Gallery #12
© Stefan Groenveld via Millerntor Gallery
Fr, 31.05.2024 18:00
19,00 €

It is not a classic festival, but it is definitely not to be missed: The international art and culture festival creates a uniquely diverse exhibition program that ensures exchange and encounters.


© Jens Schlenker
Fr, 07.06.2024 16:00
85,00 to 145,00 €
Hamburger Hafen

Jazz lovers take note: the jazz event of the year is back and has some exciting concerts around the harbor in store. What could be better than enjoying music in this beautiful setting?

48h Wilhelmsburg

48h Wilhelmsburg
© Samantha Gades via Unsplash
Fr, 07.06.2024 18:00
Free admission

The Elbe islands open their doors and present artists who have created them for a whole 48 hours. That leaves plenty of time for a short trip across the Elbe, which is even more worthwhile than usual on this weekend!

Modus Festival

Modus Festival
© Wagenknecht Jager GbR
Sa, 06.07.2024 14:00
29,00 to 69,00 €

Celebrate your love of electronic music for a day and a night in the heart of Hamburg - that's possible at the Modus Festival! Depending on which mode you're in, you can buy a day or night ticket or 2 in 1 to dance the night away from midday until morning!

Noisy. Festival 2024

Noisy. Festival 2024
© noisy
Fr, 12.07.2024 14:00
31,00 to 99,00 € Lottery
Cruise Center Altona

The 3-day electronic music festival (but watch out! You'll have to sleep at home) takes place in a nicester location right by the harbor. So pack your festival friends and let's go!


© Pablo Heimplatz via Unsplash
Sa, 20.07.2024 14:00
from 70,00 €
Alte Schleuse

This beautiful festival has been a real asset to Hamburg since it moved to the MS Dockville site. For two days, you can party to electronic music, explore the grounds, relax in hammocks and simply switch off.


© Rufus Engelhard via Spektrum
Sa, 03.08.2024 12:00
from 50,00 €

The hip-hop event of the year is definitely the 1-day festival on the Elbe island. Discover exciting hip-hop acts on three stages right on the waterfront: from established greats to niche newcomers.


© VicSmith / @vicjosefinesmith
Sa, 03.08.2024 14:00
from 50,00 €

The unofficial after-party of the CSD demo is definitely the Vogelball: a colorful 1-day festival that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ scene and lets you spend a wonderful festival day together to electronic music.

MS DOCKVILLE - präsentiert von Rausgegangen

MS DOCKVILLE - präsentiert von Rausgegangen
© Marvin Contessi
Fr, 16.08.2024 14:00
150,00 to 200,00 € Lottery

The flagship of Hamburg's festival scene is definitely the MS Dockville. Spend three days full of fun and exciting acts with your favorite festival crew and celebrate life in Germany's most beautiful city. Psst: we have of course put a few tickets up for lotteries here, so be sure to check them out!

NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2024

NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival 2024
© Lucas Martens
Do, 29.08.2024 17:00
19,00 to 99,00 €

The "most sustainable festival in Germany" takes place over three weekends - so you really can't miss it. There will also be music, literature, street theater, workshops and even cinema!

Reeperbahn Festival

Reeperbahn Festival
© Marvin Contessi
Mi, 18.09.2024 09:00
59,00 to 159,00 €

The annual festival has already seen a number of newcomers shoot through the roof. For four days, there are concerts, talks and various other program items on the subject of music and the music industry around the Kiez. You shouldn't miss out on this.

ÜBERJAZZ Festival 2024 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen

ÜBERJAZZ Festival 2024 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen
© ÜBERJAZZ Festival
Fr, 01.11.2024 19:00
59,00 to 95,00 € Lottery

Under the motto "cutting edge music beyond genre", the festival takes place at Kampnagel and breaks away from fixed genre pigeonholes. There are also tickets to be won here, so head to the event!

There really is something for everyone! So pack your Adilettes and camping chairs (if you need them and the warm shower at home isn't waiting for you) and off you go! 🥳

Not in Hamburg, but still really nice:

To broaden your horizons and festival radius, here are some festival suggestions outside of Hamburg - and a few really cool lotteries to boot!

Immergut Festival - präsentiert von Rausgegangen

Immergut Festival - präsentiert von Rausgegangen
© Claudia Damps
Do, 30.05.2024 16:00
125,00 to 145,00 € Lottery

An indie paradise in a class of its own: TRÄNEN, Chastity Belt, Paula Carolina and many more. In addition to the concerts, there will be discussions, disco and a lake. Under the motto "Listen out", it's all about discovering new music together. To new tunes & old friends.

splash! 2024 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen

splash! 2024 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen
© @bzmedia
Do, 04.07.2024 12:00
204,95 € Lottery

When Ferropolis once again becomes a hip-hop stronghold, it can only mean one thing: splash! Festival 2024! 🙌🏻 The line-up promises the hottest acts in the hip-hop world & surprising new discoveries. If you're not convinced yet, you should watch the aftermovie. 😌

MELT 2024 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen

Do, 11.07.2024 19:00
189,95 € Lottery

HEART MELTING: The annual class trip for electronic and contemporary pop music at Gremminer See. Lose yourself in the forest, on the big stage under the coal excavator or on the beach. Already an absolute highlight: The Sugababes are coming. It's going to be good! Out it goes presents it!

Colours of Ostrava 2024 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen

Colours of Ostrava 2024 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen
© Zdenko Hanout
Mi, 17.07.2024 00:00
127,00 to 470,00 € Lottery

Located in the old open-cast mine of Ostrava, Czech Republic, the festival combines music, art and a unique atmosphere. The stages are spread between the remains of an old industrial plant and the festival offers an impressive line-up Sam Smith, Lenny Kravitz, Queens of the Stone Age, James Blake, Khruangbin and many more.


© Maxime Bhm via Unsplash
Do, 25.07.2024 11:00
185,00 €
Friedland, Klingemühle

Electronic and alternative vibes on an idyllic lake. Artist surprises, five wonderful stages, over 100 acts, art, delicious food and pure festival magic. Be there, it's going to be great.

Sziget Festival 2024 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen

Sziget Festival 2024 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen
© Sziget Festival
Mi, 07.08.2024 00:00
199,00 to 509,00 € Lottery

International music acts, cabaret, comedy, films, workshops and art. In mid-August, Budapest will once again be transformed into the Island of Freedom. Headliners: Stormzy, Fred again..., Sam Smith, Martin Garrix. Lotteries for tickets, ayayay.

Frequently asked questions about festivals in & around Hamburg

1. what types of festivals will there be in and around Hamburg in 2024?

From art festivals, classical music festivals, street festivals, industry festivals, techno festivals to jazz festivals and beyond, everything is included. For all festival dates, be sure to check our Festivals & Festivals category.

Some of these are with camping, but many are also spread throughout the city in different locations and without overnight accommodation provided by the organizers.

2. which is the biggest festival in Hamburg in terms of visitors?

While the Reeperbahn Festival is the biggest club festival (even in the whole of Germany) with around 50,000 visitors, the MS Dockville is the biggest of the classic camping festivals with over 60,000 visitors last year. However, the OMR Festival wins with around 70,000 visitors, whereby it is a mixture of trade fair and industry festival.

3. what should I definitely have with me at a festival?

Our top 5 items for your packing list are: Sunglasses, sun cream, water bottle, power bank and (especially important in Hamburg!) a rain jacket or rain poncho. For a more comprehensive list, check out the packing list from campz - you'll really be prepared for everything.

4. how do I make sure I don't miss any more event highlights?

Create your free Rausgegangen account and add your event favorites to the watch list, follow locations and take part in our Lotteries so that cool events fly into your mailbox! 💜

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