BIMM Cities


19th September 2017

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It’s no secret that many of BIMM’s 7,000 students are afforded the opportunity to perform at some of the best festivals in the UK and Germany. This summer has seen students work at Glastonbury, 2000 Trees, The Great Escape and Arctangent to name just a few. These opportunities not only let our performers play in a professional environment, but also allow our non-performance students to gain experience off-stage too, including placements as sound-engineers, artist liaison and press agents.

Sadly, the summer festival season is nearly over, but we still have one last hurrah left to celebrate.
This week, we head off to Reeperbahn Festival, in Hamburg, where we invite you to see some of BIMM’s finest acts on Friday at Spielbude.

The showcase starts at 2pm with Serge & The Blue Racoons, who sound as if they (and not their parents) were born in the late 60’s; London-born rapper Lexodus fuses electronica, jazz and trap with an excentric stage persona; Frankie Furlow from Brighton have recently signed their first record deal, and hopefully next in line for doing so is the electropop-duo Eveline from Berlin.

After the showcase BIMM principal Vaseema Hamilton and her team welcome you at Glanz & Gloria for drinks and networking.

The Training Day on Saturday at gives a taste of what students experience at BIMM: Gordon Raphael will speak at 13:45 at Angie’s Nightclub about how he accidentally became the producer of the multi-million-selling albums of The Strokes, and Vera Bohl gives tips and tricks on building your professional career in music business at 15:00 at Suite 616, Arcotel Onyx.

You can find ticket info and official event pages here!

BIMM Reception | Reeperbahn Festival (RSVP:

BIMM presents | Workshops at Reeperbahn Festival’s Training Day (Reeperbahn Ticket required)

BIMM Showcase | Reeperbahn Festival Conference (Reeperbahn Ticket required)




James Watts

Social Media Assistant, Professional Bassist and Music Journalist. Career highlights include performing at some of the UK's premier music festivals, recording in Abbey Road and interviewing Debbie Harry.