Is this really a cruise?

Sorry, but no. Some shows will take place on boats that will ship through the harbor and the Elbe river while the bands are playing. But the majority of shows will take place in small venues close to the waterfront. Think of THE FEST, POUZZA FEST, OBENUSE FEST or MANCHESTER PUNK FEST, but with some additional boat rides.

Do you sell day tickets?

Weekend passes, day tickets – I hope you’ll find what you need.
As usual the ticket categories are named after islands. Still not funny.

When and how can I get tickets?

Our sale starts on Wednesday, 19th September. The tickets are available through tixforgigs.com only.

Where can I pick up my wristband?

The wristband exchange just moved to a new location (which is 2 min walking from the former one, no worries)
Find us here
Salon Stoer • Fischmarkt 6 • Hamburg
Opening hours:
Thu: 16 – 21.30 hrs
Fri: 14.30 – 22 hrs
Sat: 12.00 – 19.30 hrs
Sun: Just come to the pier with your ticket

You can’t exchange the ticket at any venue, please come to the wristband exchange first.

Your tickets haven’t arrived yet?
No worries, just bring your id and/or your order-confirmation with you and we will sort things out.
Learning for next year: Online tickets!!!

Who did the designs?

Viktoria / Vikunia 

Check her out: https://www.vikunia.com/

Where can I go after the bands finish?

There will be an aftershow party on Friday night – More info on that asap. But you should also check out Gun Club, Komet, Washington Bar and Menschenzoo after the bands are finished. 

Where can I drink?

You can drink in all the venues (if you’re of age (German law: 16 = beer and wine, 18+ = you’re fine)), this festival is called BOOZE CRUISE. Dammit!

For all you non-Germans: You can drink literally everywhere but on public transportation.
Oh, and we don’t have curfews…

Food, what about food?

Check back in a couple of weeks for the “carbs” section on our website. There are plenty of options near most of the venues. We will try to get a (vegan) food truck in front of those venues, that aren’t close to any greasy junk food joints.

I am from out of town, where can I take a nap?

Check the “beds” section, as soon as the ticket sale starts we will recommend several ho(s)tels.

If you wanna sleep in your RV or van, there is a parking lot at St Pauli Hafenstraße 89, where lots of RVs could park. Right next to the river, pretty sweet spot.

How accessible are the venues?

We are aware that some of these venues do not provide full accessibility, especially for those people who may struggle to use stairs.

To enquire about a discounted ticket, or if you have any questions about access at any of the venues, please email ahoi (A) boozecruise.de

Can I have a pass to review or photograph BOOZE CRUISE festival?

Please email ahoi (A) boozecruise.de to apply.

How could I volunteer for FROZEN BOOZE CRUISE 2018?

Volunteers are always needed to help run our festival, thanks for asking!

If you would like to stay in the loop, please email to: ahoi (A) boozecruise.de

Can my band play?

No, we don’t have a single open slot left this year, sorry.

And generally speaking this is not really a festival rather a boozy gathering with all our friends and bands we met in the past through that fanzine we publish every now and then.

So if we haven’t met in person, get yourself a Booze Cruise ticket, enjoy the weekend and say hi, maybe your band can play in 2019, who knows. This, plus your band gets compared to any NO IDEA, JADETREE or LOOKOUT Records band quite often, that might also help to get you on the boat next year.

No No No’s: Ska, any type of music ending with the syllable „-billy“, anything with bagpipes, shitty metal, THE SEX ATTACKS sort of band names.

How do I become a BOOZE CRUISE sponsor or take out an ad in your guidebook?

For sponsorship/guidebook ad inquires email Stefan via ahoi (A) boozecruise.de

Can I bring my distro?

Sorry, no, there is hardly any room in the venues and we will have a pop-up record store.
We’d love to carry some of your releases in our store though. 


Any further questions?

Drop us a line or two: Imprint