NEW DATE: OCTOBER 21 TO 24, 2020.
NEW CONCEPT: ANALOG & DIGITAL.
NEW NAME: C/O POP XOXO!
The coronavirus crisis has caused all of us to rethink what we consider normal. One thing is clear: even in October 2020, there can't be a c/o pop Festival and c/o pop Convention in the regular form. Instead, we'll be exploring new digital and analogue paths together - with c/o pop xoxo from October 21 to 24, 2020.
life during and with the coronavirus pandemic has changed: Clubs had to
close, festivals were cancelled, many artists fear for their existence.
And a back-to-normal scenario is still a long way off. From the "live
from home" of the coronavirus days back to "back to live" is a tricky
path. We want to accompany this transition with an experimental concept
that mixes classical concert performances and talks with new digital
formats. Because we have resolved to one thing: Cologne will have a
festival in autumn!
We are thrilled that many of our partners
from April are also supporting this special edition, such as popNRW, the
network We are Europe and the VUT - Verband unabhängiger
Our aim with c/o pop xoxo is to build a bridge from events held under social-distance conditions to interactive live formats. In doing so, we do not want to lose sight of the core idea behind our programme: to promote and support the next generation of pop musicians. We also want to reduce the lack of physical contact between visitors with c/o pop xoxo and at least virtually distribute Hugs and Kisses: XOXO.
always, the goal is to support the most interesting artists and bands
from Cologne, NRW and the entire country on their way, to present them
to an interested audience and to bring them into contact with industry
professionals from Germany and abroad.
EVERYONE'S HEALTH IS THE TOP PRIORITY
To be able to hold c/o pop xoxo as an event suitable for the pandemic, we are planning a festival and a convention which will focus on significantly fewer stages and which will additionally be presented digitally on a multi-channel platform.
c/o pop xoxo will have a
headquarters in both the analogue and digital world: For three days, we
will produce and broadcast a wide range of pop culture content from
Herbrand's in Cologne-Ehrenfeld on various platforms: concerts,
interviews, readings, talks, workshops, tutorials and showcases of all
kinds. Complemented by activities on our social media channels.
Xoxo with love from Cologne!
Please find all infos regarding tickets for the c/o pop Convention in April 2020 here.