Name: Annika Hachmeister

Company: Skandaløs Festival

Title: Head of Booking

Based in: Hamburg

Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster?

The first edition of Skandaløs Festival took place in 2011 and has grown since then. We welcomed international acts such as Ben Howard, Tash Sultana, Noga Erez as well as national bands like Von Wegen Lisbeth, Giant Rooks, Milky Chances on our stages. Our aim was always to discover new talent and create a diverse line-up throughout the years.

And can you tell us a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment?

We are always looking for new acts to play at our festival.

What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music?

I started playing the guitar as a teenager but quickly noticed that this is not my real talent. I then decided that I would like to organise gigs for people who are actually good at making music.

Which acts are you looking forward to seeing this year at SPOT?

Kalaset, Ju kaia, Terese, Døssing, Dottie Anderson, GäY, Rangleklods

Best show you’ve ever seen hands down? 

This is a hard one… But the most emotional one was The Maccabees playing their final farewell show at Alexandra Palace in London.