Is this really a cruise?

Sorry, but no. Some shows will take place on boats that will ship through 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.

When and how can I get tickets?

The tickets are available through tixforgigs.com and Eventim later on only. 

Where can I pick up my wristband?

You can exchange your all-weekend-ticket or your day-pass all weekend from 12pm to 12am at

Urbanskills Gallery
Am Nobisteich 1
20359 Hamburg

If you hold a  ticket for „opening boat ride“ or „pineapple party“ , just come to a venue and get a wristband at the door.

Where can I go after the bands finish?

There will be an aftershow parties every night! 

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.
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 + Foodtrucks at Hafenklang & Molotow. Überquell will have shows, pizza and craft beer all at once.

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

Can I bring my distro?

Yeah, why not. Shoot us a message. 


Any further questions?

Drop us a line or two: Imprint