c/o pop xoxo – hugs & kisses from Cologne! Both analog and digital, in Cologne and around the world. A special edition of the c/o pop Festival and the c/o pop Convention. The most important facts in a nutshell:
WHAT IS C/O POP XOXO?
c/o pop xoxo is a special edition of the c/o pop Festival and the c/o pop Convention for 2020 because due to COVID-19, we were unable to conduct the event we had planned for April.
4 DAYS, 1 STREAM, FESTIVAL & CONVENTION PROGRAM
From October 21 to 24, 2020, we are presenting a digital and interactive Festival and Convention program on our website to send out virtual hugs & kisses!
NO ORDINARY FESTIVAL STREAM
Canceling our regularly planned festival and convention left us with grief - however, we see our special edition as an opportunity to test out new content, concepts, communication formats and technical options. c/o pop xoxo combines live events compliant with the COVID-19 regulations with new digital formats. The experimental concept includes concerts, interviews, talks, workshops and showcases of all kinds. Get ready for over 120 program items!
Our diverse international program planned for April cannot be moved to October completely. Therefore in October, we focus on the key concept of our work: supporting pop music newcomers. We present newcomers from Cologne and NRW to you as well as cooperations from Germany and Europe: You will find out about our pandemic-proof program in mid September.
NEW FAVORITE LOCATIONS
Discover new locations: From the roof terrace with a view of the Cologne cathedral to opulent music halls, junkyards, parrot houses - not to forget our new headquarter, the HERBRAND's ehrenfeld.
EXPERIENCE CONCERTS LIVE?
Should the coronavirus situation allow it, we will also present live concerts and give away tickets via Facebook and Instagram. Just follow us!
ATTENDING THE CONVENTION LIVE?
The c/o pop Convention is a conference for professionals from the music and media industry and for young artists at the beginnings of their careers. That's why, normally, we offer our visitors many panel discussions, talks, interviews, workshops and tutorials to discuss current issues of the industry, identify problems and pass on specific know-how. Additionally, the convention always offers plenty of space and time for networking. Since these kinds of meetings are not possible at the moment, we are shifting our convention program to the World Wide Web. Panels, talks and interviews will be shown live in the streams. Furthermore, we will provide breakout sessions via video call software, i.e. workshops, that take place apart from the stream. There, you can examine specific topics, almost like in normal workshops.
You don’t need tickets to attend at c/o pop xoxo’s. The program presented in our stream and on our social media channels is free of charge and publicly accessible. Should the Corona situation allow it, we will give away tickets for (a few) live concerts via Facebook and Instagram. Just follow us! Due to Corona, it won’t be possible to purchase on-site tickets for the Convention program either. Only the Breakout Sessions require pre-registrations free of charge. The free c/o pop Convention Online Ticket is available here. As soon as you have an Online Ticket, you can register for the Breakout Sessions.
DELEGATES DATABASE & NETWORKING
With the c/o pop xoxo Convention Online Ticket you get the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with other participants in the Delegates Database. Free of charge!
Safety first! Of course we will comply with all prevailing hygiene and distancing regulations at all events.
Hugs & Kisses to all our sponsors and partners for making this virtual c/o pop Edition possible! Special thanks to the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Initiative Musik, the City of Cologne, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Creative Europe program and the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, who are taking this unusual step and support our semi-virtual Festival and Convention Special Edition. Without you all this would not be possible!