MS Dockville Festival
MS Dockville, a leading music and arts festival, is set to return to Europe’s largest river island this August. Bringing together the best of both worlds, the three-day festival aims to create an authentic experience for all of its 25.000 plus attendees.
Taking place for the first time in 2007 at an industrial setting by the river Elbe, MS Dockville has grown into the leading creative festival in Hamburg. More than 130 musical acts, ranging from well-known artists to upcoming bands, took to its 12 stages in 2018, and its 14th edition promises even more performances.
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More than just a music festival
In the run-up to MS Dockville, the two-week-long visual arts and cultural festival known as MS Artville takes place at the same location south of the Elbe. This event and art exhibition invites artists from across the globe to come and work on a piece for several weeks in the open-air gallery. In the Slamville section, the written and spoken word is put in the spotlight, as poets and singer / songwriters take to the stage to share their work.
The multi-week arts festival culminates in the three-day music festival, bringing together music and visual art in a single, stunning showcase.
Arts, music and more in Hamburg’s Wihelmsburg
MS Dockville is situated in a unique location, on the banks of the river, right behind the dykes which protect industrial Wihelmsburg from flood waters. Its special location in a nature reserve means that the festival promotes a sustainable approach to protect the beautiful landscape.
The camping grounds accompanying the festival are rather limited in size and facilities, and motorised vehicles are not permitted in the area. Organisers advise attendees to use public transport, shuttle buses or bicycles to reach the MS Dockville festival site to keep in line with their eco ethos.
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MS Dockville 2022 programme highlights
The arts and music festival boasts a spectacular programme for its 2022 event, with leading international and national artists headlining, such as:
- Annenmay Kantereit
- Tash Sultana
- Girl in Red
- Mama Snake
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Attending MS Dockville
Planning on attending MS Dockville this summer while visiting Hamburg? Be sure to book your tickets in advance, as this festival is likely to sell out fast! Single day tickets start at 44 euros for attending the Sunday, while three-day tickets (without camping) are available at 119 euros.
For more details, visit the MS Dockville website (in English).
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