One of the biggest music industry conferences in the world, Reeperbahn is also host to Europe's largest club festival once more. With a stunning selection of artists both rising and established heading to Hamburg for September 19th - 22nd, browse our guide to the line-up below. You can check out the full thing here.
Do you like lush, synth-laden pop songs that sound like you're floating in a sun-dappled dream with your biggest crush? Well look no further than Mexican-American Cuco, the 20-year-old whose gorgeous tunes are making hearts everywhere swoon. A smooth and romantic artist whose summer-tinged vibes bring to mind the likes of Rex Orange County and Tyler, the Creator, Cuco looks set to gently rise and soar. We recommend you get to his set and get to know.
With astoundingly deft guitar-lines and soft, sweet vocals, Sophie Allison aka Soccer Mommy is a master of entrancing lo-fi indie. Her lyrics teem with cool aloofness and besotted infatuation in equal measure and, off the back of highly acclaimed releases - last year's Collection, and her debut studio album, this year's Clean - this show from the Nashville-raised New York-based artist is sure to be unmissable.
UK rap is in glorious shape right now, and one of the emerging artists that everyone is most excited about is London-based Octavian. With a co-sign from noneother than Drake (which, in 2018, is pretty much a guarantee of success), a dazzling new mixtape in his arsenal (with artwork from none other than Virgil Abloh), and a delicious way of flitting between trap-style bars and smooth crooning over feather-light production, this show should be as thrilling as Octavian's talent.
More from the line-up
- I didn’t know if I had it in me to actually sit down and create my own music. I still feel like it’s a miracle.
- We never have a game plan; it’s just us doing what we think will be best.
- I’ve only ever seen anything that’s ever happened as positive. I feel crazy-lucky that I’ve got a career.