Acoustics Hamburg // Foto: © Siebeth

The Acoustics

Acoustics enters its 15. year and looks back on ten years full of high flights and wonderful concerts.

In 2010, musician and booking agent Siebeth Darm founded the Acoustics as an open-air series in Hamburg. Right from the start, the framework conditions were set: 30 minutes per act, purely acoustic at the best time of the evening before, every Wednesday in June, July and August.

Word of the Acoustics spread quickly and the concerts were a great success. Soon they are an integral part of Hamburg's open-air summer. Interest also grows outside the Hanseatic city, and in 2017 Berlin's Kesselhaus / Frannz Biergarten is added as a second venue.

Two years later, the Acoustics take place in Essen and Hanover, and are also present at the Nürnberg Pop Festival. Dresden, Magdeburg and Offenbach will be added in 2021.

The colourful programme, with bands and acts of various genres performing their songs in acoustic garb, on the one hand, and the fixed setting on the other, have proven to be a successful concept.


To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism.

Richard Thompson