Hamburg celebrates 60 years of the Beatles

Stream & Shout
Grand anniversary show on 17/08/2020, 9 pm (CET) streamed live from the Indra, St Pauli

It was sixty years ago, on 17 August 1960, that five young lads from Liverpool had their very first public appearance as “The Beatles” – live on stage at the Indra in Hamburg. In the following two years, they would lay the foundations for their global career in the live clubs of St Pauli, Hamburg’s famous entertainment district. In Hamburg, the Beatles would spend more time on stage than anywhere else in the world. With months of uninterrupted engagements and endless nights in the clubs of St Pauli, the Beatles swiftly turned into a professional live band. Hamburg is also the place where the Beatles met Ringo Starr, where they shaped their unique style and where they acquired their iconic haircut. Or, as John Lennon aptly put it, the lads “grew up in Hamburg, not Liverpool”.

On the occasion of the Beatles’ 60th anniversary, Hamburg invites Beatles fans from around the world to enjoy a grand anniversary show at the original venue via livestream: “Stream & Shout” will be available here via livestream from 17 August, 9 pm (CET). At as well as on Facebook ( and YouTube (, Hamburg's Beatles expert Stefanie Hempel will be hosting the event on 17 August from 9  pm (CET) straight from the Indra in St Pauli. Together with her band, she will be presenting a unique rock'n'roll programme – including a recreated original Beatles set from August 1960 as well as some of the Beatles’ greatest hits and legendary songs. Performing fellow musicians at the Indra will include the Kaiser Quartett, Cäthe, Bernd Begemann, Jessy Martens, Billy King, Jimmy Cornett, and Michèl von Wussow.

There will be classic pieces and new interpretations alongside entertaining stories and anecdotes from the young Beatles’ wild years in Hamburg.

You can look forward to a musical discovery tour through Hamburg’s legendary St Pauli district and a big reunion of contemporary witnesses, former companions as well as fans and friends of the Beatles. Among them the Cavern Club in Liverpool, the US band Bambi Kino, German comedian Otto Waalkes, Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn, and a number of surprise guests.

Hamburg's landmark, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, will also be joining in on the anniversary celebrations: there will be a live stream from the Elbphilharmonie’s Grand Hall prior to the Stream & Shout show. Starting at 8 pm (CET), a premiere honouring the Beatles, arranged by jazz pianist Julia Hülsmann, will be streamed especially for the occasion. She will be accompanied by Nils Wogram (trombone) and Christopher Dell (vibraphone).

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