Dockville is a music
Music festival
A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. They are commonly held outdoors, and are often inclusive of other attractions such as food and merchandise vending machines,...

 and art festival on Europe
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's biggest river island
River Island
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, Hamburg
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's district Wilhelmsburg. It is sponsored by the German
The Germans are a Germanic ethnic group native to Central Europe. The English term Germans has referred to the German-speaking population of the Holy Roman Empire since the Late Middle Ages....

 Internationalen Bauausstellung (IBA) and for the first time it took place in 2007. Many parts of the festival area are located directly in front of the river Elbe
The Elbe is one of the major rivers of Central Europe. It rises in the Krkonoše Mountains of the northwestern Czech Republic before traversing much of Bohemia , then Germany and flowing into the North Sea at Cuxhaven, 110 km northwest of Hamburg...

, in a territory, which is not protected against flood
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. Characteristic for this festival is the combination of music and visual arts.


In 2007, when the festival took place for the first time, it had 5,000 festival visitors. Musical headliners
Headliner (disambiguation)
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 were the German bands 2Raumwohnung
2raumwohnung is a German pop duo founded in 2000 in Berlin.Its two members – Inga Humpe and Tommi Eckart – are the former singers of the group Neonbabies.-Band history:...

 and Tocotronic
Tocotronic is a German rock band founded in 1993 . Similar to Blumfeld or Die Sterne they are considered a part of the Hamburger Schule movement...

. The art director
Art director
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 was the German artist Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter is a German artist based in Berlin and Hamburg. He attended Hochschule für bildendende Künste Hamburg from 1991-1995.- Life and work :...



This year the festival took three days. It went from Friday, the 15th August to Sunday, the 18th August. Headliners were the German und British
United Kingdom
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 bands The Ting Tings
The Ting Tings
The Ting Tings are an English music duo comprising Jules de Martino and Katie White . They formed in December 2007 while based at Islington Mill Studios in Salford...

, Deichkind
Deichkind is a Hip-Hop / Electro band formed in Hamburg, Germany, in 1997. Deichkind's characteristic lyrics typically consist of irony and humor. In 2005, Deichkind represented Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the Bundesvision Song Contest, finishing 14th of the 16 entries. The band's single Electric...

, Fettes Brot
Fettes Brot
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 and Television Personalities. The German artist Daniel Richter had the patronage
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 of the artistic projects.

The German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt
Hamburger Abendblatt
The Hamburger Abendblatt is a daily newspaper in Hamburg, Germany, published by Axel Springer AG. The paper used to appear Monday through Saturday only, but since 29 October 2006 it has also published a Sunday edition to compete with the Hamburger Morgenpost's introduction of a Sunday edition...

reported, that nearly 10,000 people visited the festival and that the programme and the infrastructure had improved.


2009 the festival took place in the same area as before from Friday the 14th until Sunday the 18th of August. Musical headliners were MGMT
MGMT is an American alternative rock band founded by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio...

, Turbonegro
Turbonegro is a Norwegian punk rock band that was initially active from 1989 to 1998, and later reformed in 2002. Their style combines glam rock, punk rock and hard rock into a style the band describes as "deathpunk"....

 and the German bands Kettcar
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, Element of Crime
Element of Crime
Element of Crime is a German rock band that plays melancholic chanson-, pop- and rockmusic with guitar, bass, drums and voice/trumpet.- Band-History :...

 and The Whitest Boy Alive
The Whitest Boy Alive
The Whitest Boy Alive is a German-Norwegian musical group based in Berlin. The band comprises singer/guitarist Erlend Øye of Kings of Convenience, bassist Marcin Öz, drummer Sebastian Maschat, and Daniel Nentwig on Rhodes piano and Crumar.- History :...

. Again there was a combination of music and works of visual artists. The public radio and television broadcaster
Public broadcasting
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 Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Norddeutscher Rundfunk is a public radio and television broadcaster, based in Hamburg. In addition to the city-state of Hamburg, NDR transmits for the German states of Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein...

 and the German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt reported, that 15,000 people visited the festival on its second day, occasionally causing some llogistic
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