altonale: the unique festival of music, art and street performances

Altona celebrates from 1. to 17. July 2016

For 18 years now, Hamburg’s biggest cultural and district festival, the altonale, has been taking place every year shortly before the summer holidays. The most diverse places become the scenery of literature, film, arts, theatre and music performances over a period of more than two weeks.

Partner this year: the Istanbul district of Maltepe

The cultural programme is further enriched by artists and activities from a partner town which changes every year – the Istanbul district of Maltepe is this year’s partner, offering an exciting and colourful program.

International Street Art Festival Stamp from 1. to 3. July 2016

The official opening of altonale18 on July 1 will be celebrated at the same time as the second festival of altonale GmbH, the international street art festival STAMP (July 1-3, 2016). In this melting pot of different street art forms more than 1,000 artists will delight the audience with their performances of urban art, hip hop, street theatre and parades.

Singer/songwriters (and others) at Pop Night

For music enthusiasts, the altonale pop night invites indie, pop and electro bands as well as singer/songwriters to Altona during the second weekend, bringing sound to unusual places around the town hall square.

Hafenfest in Altona

It is also during the weekend 1.-3. July that the altonale harbour fest will take place at the Övelgönne museum harbour.

New: the salon – an open discussion forum on 9. July

A new item on the agenda is the altonale salon, an open discussion forum  at the Thalia Theatre in Gaußstraße and will address the topic of “Flight and Hope”. At the same time, the front yard of Thalia is turned into a market of opportunities where institutions, initiatives and associations working in the field of refugee aid will be presenting their offers and options.

Street Festival in Altona
altonale street festival – photo Thomas Panzau

Let’s have fun! Street festival from 15. to 17. July

This year again, the festival will come to a splendid culmination with the big altonale street festival where, from July 15 to July 17, artists, businesses and associations from the Altona district will present themselves in their very own way – culinary altonale, an arts and design market, the information mile, the altonale street games, altonale for kids and lots of other things are waiting to be discovered. Cabaret and other performances on 12 stages make for a fascinating programme suited for all ages – and the access is free of charge.

More about altonale and STAMP:

Full altonale programme

altonale Street festival

Stamp programme and tickets

Altonale Festival Centre at Platz der Republik, open daily from 14:00 to 0:00

Taking culture to unusual places with the participation of local initiatives while at the same time involving international partners, providing easily accessible offers and high quality culture, in a nutshell – connecting a street festival, a cultural programme and the arts with the world of business without any reluctance or reservations is what makes the altonale a very special and unique.