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?

You can exchange your all-weekend-ticket at MS Hedi & Hafenklang on Thursday, at the Hafenklang on Friday and at the Prinzenbar on Saturday. If you hold a day-pass, just come to the venue and get a stamp at the door. Shows at the ROPE SHAKE are free for all of you, a donation for the playing bands would be nice though.

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.

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?

THROUGH LOVE RECORDS will bring their distro to the Hafenklang on Friday, so bring some extra cash with you.  


Any further questions?

Drop us a line or two: Imprint