Locations Nordstern Festival

Markthalle - Hamburg

Event center at the main train station

"Alternative culture in an alternative venue" – that’s how Dr. Christina Weiss, Hamburg’s Commissioner for Culture, fittingly described the motto of the Markthalle at the venue’s 20th anniversary in 1997. Since 1977 the Markthalle has been a center for a wide range of popular culture. The venue’s central location, its excellent technical equipment, great infrastructure and a comprehensive program attract artists of all genres.

Although pop concerts are considered the venue’s main focus, other cultural events such as operas, musicals and ballets, children and youth theaters, cinema festivals and even reptile exhibitions have been presented here.

No matter if party, pop concert or product presentation – the four halls of the Markthalle - Großer Saal, MarX, Kunstraum and Foyer -offer a great variety to realise all kinds of different concepts and ideas.


Stadtpark - Hamburg

The open-air stage of Hamburg’s Stadtpark attracts 100,000- 150,000 visitors each year with events and concerts featuring renowned artists. The arena holds about 4,000 people and the season runs from May to September. In 2010, 29 concerts took place there.

The area is walled off by a 3-metre hedge so the stage is not visible from the outside.
In April 2009 three new containers were put on the venue. In the entrance hall at Platanenallee you can find the box office, a kiosk, and restrooms. Furthermore there are two more brand-new and modern sanitary areas which are also accessible from the outside during the concerts. The new building at Saarlandstraße also offers restrooms for disabled visitors and the lawn has been completely renewed in the whole venue.



Total expenses for the above mentioned investments were about EUR 500,000,00 and were paid by the Distric Assembly, the Disrict office Hamburg-Nord, the concert agency Karsten Jahnke and Euracustik Event Service.