Festival

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c/o pop Festival
— Five days full of pop culture!

Thanks to all guests, artists, speakers, delegates and sponsors and partners! Thank you all for being there and turning half of Ehrenfeld into a banging street party. Thank you for the sold-out Philharmonie for Bilderbuch, for the well-attended panels at the convention, the overcrowded venues at several shows and events, thank you for making sure that Venloer Straße was finally full of good-humored people instead of bad-humored drivers. We are still very happy and are already looking forward to next year. Then we will celebrate our 20th anniversary - be sure to keep April 26-30, 2023 free. We have already prepared some super specials that you can really look forward to.

Foto: Lenny Rothenberg

Grand Opening with Bilderbuch

We opened the c/o pop Festival 2022 with a unique kick-off concert in the sold-out Philharmonie: Bilderbuch from Austria spread a touch of 70s glamour with their outfits and combined new songs with old hits in their 90-minute show. From minute one, the band ensured that no visitor remained seated.

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Lineup 2022

On festival Thursday and Friday we presented you Europe's hottest newcomers and several show highlights like the post-rock all-female quartet Friedberg, relaxed slacker sound by Shelter Boy, Buntspecht with smart songs for grown-ups, super sweet bedroom pop by Smoothboi Ezra, May The Muse with their powerful-voiced neo-soul, the Geneva sextet L'eclair with cosmic future-jazz-psychedelic herb, anthemic post-punk by The Clockworks from London, the trio Gewalt with ultra-loud strobolight sound, insane mixes of styles and languages by Albi X, and rousing songs by Eugénie from France. Pure state of emergency in Cologne Ehrenfeld!


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What’s new?

Corona-Updates

Corona-Updates


Since all Corona regulations are currently quite confusing and not uniform everywhere, we will keep you up to date on the pandemic at this point. Currently, we recommend all visitors to take a test at home or at the many test stations and to wear a mask where it is not possible to keep your distance. If you have symptoms, please stay at home. Masks are still mandatory in the Philharmonie Cologne!

Kölsch & Tischtennisschläger

Kölsch & Tischtennisschläger


Since the pandemic, at the latest, people everywhere have been swinging the table tennis bat again and treating themselves to a beer or two. Our official festival and convention partner Mühlen Kölsch has turned this dream team into a program item and is organizing the official Mühlen Cup table tennis tournament on the Sunday of the festival. Come around!

Tickets, Tickets, Tickets

Tickets, Tickets, Tickets


For the opening concert in the Philharmonie you can buy one-way tickets in 6 different price categories. For Thursday and Friday evening we offer day tickets, with which you can watch all shows until 10 pm for 15 €. Attention: Since the venues have different capacities, first come, first served applies during the whole festival time (except Wednesday)! All events at c/o Ehrenfeld are free of charge, so you don’t need tickets.

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Easy Bändchentausch

Easy Bändchentausch


The first official act before the festival fun is often the nerve-racking search for the appropriate counter where tickets can be exchanged for festival wristbands. And because we know how much this sucks, we’ll just skip this point: You can exchange your day tickets for handy wristbands at all locations, yiiiihaaa! And if you don’t have a ticket yet that you can exchange for a wristband, there is also an evening box office!

AMAZON MUSIC PRESENTS: I AM WOMAN

AMAZON MUSIC PRESENTS: I AM WOMAN


In the spirit of International Women’s Day on March 8, Amazon has taken the entire month of March as an opportunity to spotlight the most exciting, innovative and best female artists in the music industry. At c/o Ehrenfeld, Amazon Music will bring some of these female artists live on stage on festival Saturday as part of I AM WOMAN. Stop by the URANIA Theater from 16:00 - 22:00!

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Top-class visitors at the convention

Top-class visitors at the convention


In his keynote interview at the c/o pop Convention, rapper, producer, label operator, book author, restaurateur and entrepreneur Xatar not only talks about his unusual career (which, by the way, is currently being filmed by Fatih Akin), but also provides insights into his latest project: a creative factory called Goldmann Tower, which is currently being built on Cologne’s Barbarossaplatz.
This year, we are once again pleased to have competent cooperation partners on board: the VUT (Association of Independent Music Companies) and TINCON.

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Chance for up-and-coming bands

Chance for up-and-coming bands


The project aims to promote local, regional and national up-and-coming artists. We offer the selected acts the chance to present themselves to an international audience at the c/o pop Festival. As part of the project, there is a lively exchange with other festival makers, agencies and labels from over 25 countries. musichub germany is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Initiative Musik.

c/o Ehrenfeld Lineup News

c/o Ehrenfeld Lineup News


A few weeks before the upcoming c/o-Sause it’s time for new announcements. Here we go: Be excited about dark pop by Blackout Problems from Munich, look forward to beguiling R’n’B sounds by Priya Ragu, or how about some pop by Austrian Verified, melancholic-electronic pop songs with techno parts or the insane hip-hop, grunge and rap sound mix by Sharaktah? But that’s not all! Also playing for you: Cage, Lobster Bomb, ZAHN, LOKI, ACUA, Chien Chien, anaïs, BEACHPEOPLE, KUOKO, Soeckers, Marlon Hammer, Philline Sonny, Liza Dries, SMILE, Liberty Snake, Alice907, Endless Fun, Savsannah and LEE TOTO, Kira Hummen, BERGER, GRAY, Vomit Heat, Juno Lee and Get Jealous.

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Subscribe to our playlist!


In our Spotify playlist we have compiled the best songs of all the artists of the c/o pop Festival. Here you can easily click through our line-up, listen to the entire list or just take a quick look and get a first impression of the festival. The playlist will be updated with every new announcement, so it makes sense to subscribe.

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