Neuer Kamp 30, 20357 Hamburg
Club, est. 1976


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The music pub "KNUST" was opened in 1976 in the basement of the "Hallerschen" commercial building Brandstwiete 2. This place had a rich history before. The KNUST existed there from 1976 to 2001 and the following shutdown became necessary because the building had to be replaced by a new building. KNUST has been housed in the old cattle slaughterhouse since 2003.

In the last years in the old house, the KNUST was home to the North German folk and rockabilly scene, as well as the only venue of the Hanseatic city which is open to every Hamburg band. With the demolition of the "Brandstwiete 2" building, which the press complained about, this place was lost, but in the old cattle slaughterhouse it goes on since then!

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Die Musikkneipe „KNUST“ wurde 1976 im Souterrain des „Hallerschen“ Geschäftshauses Brandstwiete 2 eröffnet. Dieser Ort hatte vorher bereits eine traditionsreiche Geschichte. Der KNUST bestand dort von 1976 bis 2001. Die folgende Betriebseinstellung wurde nötig, da das Gebäude einem Neubau weichen musste. Seit 2003 ist das KNUST in der alten Rinderschlachthalle untergebracht.

In den letzten Jahren im alten Haus war der KNUST Heimat der Norddeutschen Folk- und Rockabilly-Szene, sowie einziger grundsätzlich für jede Hamburger Band offenstehender Auftrittsort der Hansestadt. Mit dem in der Presse leidlich beklagten Abriss des Gebäudes „Brandstwiete 2“ ging dieser Ort verloren, aber in der alten Rinderschlachthalle geht es seitdem weiter!

  • Venue characteristics

    Size and capacity (audience)

    • medium (up to 500) (14 User)
    • large (up to 1000) (10 User)

    Type of venue

    • separate venue (24 User)
    • integrated into bar or similar (1 User)


    • good (19 User)
    • average (6 User)

    Backstage room available

    • yes (25 User)

    Merch selling possible

    • yes (22 User)

    Non-smoker location

    • yes (18 User)
    • no (2 User)
  • Event concepts

    Which kind of payment do bands receive normally?

    • fixed payment (2 User)
    • doordeal, profit share (7 User)
    • profit share, pay to play (5 User)

    If true, do newcomers and local bands get booked?

    • yes (8 User)

    Does the club actively advertise events?

    • yes (6 User)
    • little or not at all (5 User)

    Venue can be rented for own events

    • yes (11 User)
  • Stagecraft


    • available (24 User)

    Size of stage or performance-area respectively

    • average (5-12 m²) (4 User)
    • large (more than 12 m²) (18 User)


    • available (24 User)

    Stage lights

    • available (24 User)

    FoH personell

    • present (20 User)
    • sometimes, with prior consent (1 User)

    Preparation and soundcheck

    • early afternoon (2 User)
    • late afternoon / evening (18 User)
    • negotiable (2 User)


    • equipment must be dismantled and loaded after the sow (12 User)
    • negotiable (6 User)

    Loading and unloading situation

    • loading/unloading directly at building or stage entrance respectively (22 User)
    • nearby (1 User)
  • Location, arrival, parking


    • city centre (22 User)
    • city, peripheral area (1 User)

    Arrival by car, parking

    • location has sufficient parking space (9 User)
    • no or insufficient parking space, parking is possible nearby (12 User)

    Arrival by public transport

    • good (25 User)
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