We like to remind our students that part of being at BIMM is about making connections and going places. But one group of BIMM Berlin students made an ingenious connection and played a bunch of awesome gigs — on an actual journey aboard a train to Hamburg!

The British and Canadian Embassies, in association with BIMM, organised a truly eye-catching show-on-rails, to entertain passengers en route to hugely important music conference and showcase, The Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg!

So with the press, new fans and dignitaries onboard – including Sir Sebastian Wood, the British Ambassador to Berlin – the pressure was truly on, and our artists coolly delivered the goods.

The time flew by as BIMM’s talented students, including second-year singer-songwriter, Celine Love, wowed the guests. They made a beautiful journey even more enjoyable and were soon pulling into the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof excited by the one-off experience. However, this was only the start of the adventure, as the party headed to the famous kilometre of bars, clubs and venues where Reeperbahn Festival takes place and where BIMM Berlin’s very own stage awaited.

Reeperbahn is a honeypot for lovers of new music, cramming the hottest emerging talent into door-to-door venues during this four-day exhilarating festival. All that talent also attracts anyone who’s anyone in the European music industry – and it’s where artists are judged; deals are struck and bands are signed.

The standard was high — and so were expectations, as the crowds gathered at the BIMM Berlin Stage, intrigued by the mix of BIMM graduates and current students due to perform.

On the impressive bill was Storme, Sea Bed and BIMM Berlin’s own Montag Mania and Min_t, who all put in energetic, engaging performances and whose fantastic songs all sounded superb in the Hamburg sunshine.

Check out more photographs from the festival, and if you’re in and around Berlin, look out for the BIMM Berlin students’ starring role in the new issue of LOLA!

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