Knust is the Club of the Year at the Club of 2022

In honor of Hamburg’s club culture, Clubkombinat awarded the Hamburg Club Prize with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Media. The award targets music clubs and live music scene organizers and honors outstanding achievements over the past twelve months. The awards ceremony was attended by invited guests from the world of politics, creative industries, music and club scene.

This year’s selection process was based on an earlier era: “Swarm Intelligence” selected winners in five out of nine categories. During the nomination phase, all club enthusiasts were able to propose their favorite clubs or organizers for this year’s awards ceremony. In an online procedure, a jury of up to 100 experts selected the winners of the 2022 Club Awards based on nominations submitted by awarding points. Also this year, the jury consisted of a very wide group of people representing various areas of the Hamburg music and event industry. Club operators, organizers and representatives of labels, agencies, media and associations decided on the winners of the trophies.

Nominees and winners of “Swarm Intelligence”

In category the best club This year, nominations were received by KNUST, Hafenklang, Uebel & Gefahrlich and Molotow. In the jury’s opinion, the following dominated: KNUST. In doing so, the jury not only honored the club’s unique and unconventional programming, but also the enormous importance it has for the live music scene in Hamburg, both regionally and nationally.

Among the nominees the best organizers incl. Rap for Refugees incl. Oh, oh! Reeperbahn Music and Festival. We were looking forward to this year’s awards ceremony Rap for refugees, among others V accept the award as the best event organizer. Since 2017, the Hamburg association has been organizing various concerts and festivals to give young people the chance to express themselves and vent through hip hop.

Down the best outdoor events According to Schwarmintelligenz and the jury, the following events counted last year: Astra Stube goes to Schrødingers, 48h Wilhelmsburg, Gängeviertel cultural summer: Sorry to be Open and MS Dockville. FROM Astra Stube switches to Schrødingers Both venues capitalized on the spirit of the times and attracted many concert and culture enthusiasts during the Corona summer 2021 – just one reason to award the Astra Stube as the best outdoor event.

For Best Live Concert (inside) Various events were nominated: Rogers’ LOGO rescue solo concert, The Disco Boys at Mojo Club, Pohlmann’s Night Shift at Schanzenzelt, and a concert by the production duo Jungle. This year LOGO. The solo concert by Rogers to save the club on Grindelallee significantly convinced the jury.

Although there have been fewer streams since this year, they have been an important selling point for artists, event organizers and clubs during the Corona pandemic and should therefore not be forgotten. Among the nominees in the category The best live broadcast therefore: Plattenfroster TV on MS Stubnitz, KNUST 6 guesthouse with tape recorder, The Day, Kleber and Revelle, and the Brøkebutlive stream on Cap San Diego. The format was able to confirm TV with plate freezerwhich was brilliantly produced by MS Stubnitz Media Crew and the club’s forward.

The winners of the other categories are …

For the first time this year, there is a trophy for the award “Best Initiative” Celebrating the Future “ was awarded. The award is sponsored by Green Planet Energy with a prize pool of EUR 1,000. The nominees in this category are Südpol, Markthallen and Uebel & Gefahrlich. A four-person jury of experts, consisting of representatives of the Klub Foundation, Green Planet Energy, Green Events Hamburg and the energy consulting company T-Green, selected South Pole as the best place for the most enduring celebrations.

The Management Board of Clubkombinat Hamburg mi. V. admitted Honorary award for Ute Daxl from Fundbureau for their many years of diverse commitment to the Hamburg club scene. In the opinion of the Management Board, their constant work makes a significant contribution to the promotion of young organizers and artists.

FROM Special Award “Crisis Management”which was awarded in cooperation with the club foundation, the management of Clubkombinat Hamburg e. V. this year all clubs and organizers that still exist today despite the long and troublesome period of the pandemic. It is a collective tribute to the persistence of every club, every promoter and every person who keeps the local live music scene alive in Hamburg.

Clubkombinat’s Board of Directors also admitted Negative price broken guitar. This year, the raspberry went to “Refusal to recognize the status of cultural objects under BauNVO by the Federal Ministry of the Interior under Horst Seehofer”. In its rationale (published on the club association indicates, inter alia, that the Federal Ministry of the Interior has left valuable time to implement the parliamentary decision to recognize music clubs as cultural sites.

Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media: “Clubs should be considered cultural venues without any ifs or buts. Especially in Hamburg, where the club culture is particularly diverse and is an important showcase of the cultural city. Therefore, I am glad that the recognition of clubs as places of culture has also been included in the federal government’s coalition agreement, and I will continue to advocate implementation at the federal level. The clubs in Hamburg have achieved outstanding achievements in recent years and therefore rightly receive a special award for wise crisis management during the Corona period. Thanks to the club award, the great achievements of Hamburg’s clubs and music organizers are made visible and celebrated together. I would like to thank everyone for the valuable contribution they make to the musical life of our city, especially in these times of crisis, and congratulations to all the winners. “

Katharina Aulbach, member of the management board of Clubkombinat Hamburg e. V: “We are very happy to be able to celebrate the city’s club scene in the old way this year. We would also like to thank you for the commitment of this year’s jury and numerous suggestions from all club enthusiasts in Hamburg. The great popularity shows us that the Hamburg music scene is alive. “

The winners in the categories Best Club, Best Organizer, Best Outdoor Party, Best Live Concert (Indoor) and Best Stream receive a trophy in addition to the trophy Prize money of 1,000 eurosprovided by the Culture and Media Office in Hamburg.

how duo of presenters led Daphne Sagner and Hinnerk Köhn all evening. The people of Hamburg were live performances boat and a duo of artists KingLX on the scene. musically with accompaniment Max Scharff evening.

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