The majority of Hamburg residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and about three-quarters have been vaccinated at least once. This is why, backed by the federal decisions on the Infektionsschutzgesetz (Infection Protection Act), the Senate has decided that the 2G access plan will be expanded and become mandatory in many fields of retail, gastronomy and leisure time activities from Saturday, 20 November 2021.
2G stands for Geimpfte and Genesene (lit. ‘vaccinated persons’ and ‘recovered persons’) and means that indoor facilities that apply this rule are required to only service those who are fully vaccinated against or fully recovered from a previous infection with COVID-19.
However, we will run Booze Cruise V / December 2021 as a 2G+ event, which means that even if you are fully vaccinated or recovered, you still have to get tested every day of the Festival.
So, to take part in Booze Cruise V please have these documents with you all day:
– festival ticket (digitally is fine, no need to print it)
Impfnachweis (proof of vaccination) or Genesenennachweis (proof of full recovery) whether in paper or electronic form
– your id / passport 
– proof of testing (with negative results)
As a proof of testing, a negative test result from PCR testing or PoC antigen testing are valid. The test results must not date back more than 24 (antigen test) or 48 hours (PCR test), respectively.
You must also check in / out at the Luca App, whenever you enter/leave a venue. There will be QR codes stickers at the entrance of each venue.


Where to get tested?

The closest facilities to the venues of our festival are:
– Spielbudenplatz 1, 20359 Hamburg (close to Cruise Records, Molotow, Gun Club)
– Fischauktionshalle, Große Elbstraße 9, 22767 Hamburg (close to Hafenklang)
Check https://www.coronafreepass.de for further facilities and book an appointment.
You will receive the test-results within 45 minutes to your mobile phone.
There are more doctors, pharmacies and other facilities to get tested that aren’t mentioned on this website. If you are from out of town, maybe ask your host or the hotel where you are staying, what the closest options are.
Antigen tests are free of charge at most facilities. 


The obligation to wear face masks in outdoor areas, parks and along the river banks has been lifted. Yet, in individual cases whenever the minimum distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained, it is always safer to wear a mask.

In many indoor areas, including shopping, public buildings, cultural facilities, in hospitals and care facilities, in public transport as well as in services involving physical contact (for example, hairdressers, barber shops, etc.), the obligation to wear medical face masks is still in effect. Face masks may be removed if the shop or facility implements the 2G plan. Wearing facemasks at all shows that are part of Booze Cruise is not mandatory, but if you feel better, leave them on. 
Clothes, scarves or other pieces of cloth pulled over mouth and nose are not sufficient as face masks; and neither do transparent plastic visors count as face masks. If you forgot your mask at home, we have some free ones at the registration desk.

Where to show what?

 Even when you got your festival wristband, you still have to present these documents at the entrance of each venue.
– festival wristband
Impfnachweis (proof of vaccination) or Genesenennachweis (proof of full recovery) whether in paper or electronic form
– your id / passport 
– proof of testing (with negative results)
– proof of your log-in at Luca App
By doing this, we can make sure only vaccinated folks are in the rooms with you.


Do you sell day tickets?

Weekend passes, day tickets – I hope you’ll find what you need.

When and how can I get tickets?

The tickets are available through tixforgigs.com. 

Where can I pick up my wristband?

You can exchange your fri/sat – tickets or your day-pass all weekend from 11am to 10pm at

Cruise Records
Seilerstraße 56
20359 Hamburg St. Pauli

If you hold a ticket for Sunday’s boat ride, come to the boat directly.

Where can I go after the bands finish?

There will be an after show parties every night at Gunclub, Hafenklang and Molotow. 

Where can I drink?

You can drink in all the venues (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 and certain streets in St. Pauli.
Oh, and we don’t have curfews…

Food, what about food?

Check our “carbs” section on our website. There are plenty of options near most of the venues + a food truck right in front of Hafenklang.

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

Check the “beds” section.

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.

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 2021, 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 Sarah via sarah (A) boozecruise.de




Any further questions?

Drop us a line or two: Imprint