Start signal for the c/o pop Convention 2020
Start signal for the c/o pop Convention 2020

New date, new location, new programming and ticket structure: There's a whole lot of news to announce! The next c/o pop Convention will take place from April 23 to 25, 2020, and thus for the first time also on the Saturday! With our new location at Herbrand's in the Cologne district of Ehrenfeld, we will also be getting even closer to the c/o pop Festival. Seven indoor and outdoor spaces offer new possibilities for new formats. Next year, one of the focal points will be the interaction between technology, creativity and business - for instance in the new thematic thread CREATIVE TECH. Further information can be found below. Ticket sales for the c/o pop Convention 2020 has started - you can get your tickets here.


In 2020, the c/o pop Convention will once again be the year's first industry meeting for the music industry and cooperating sectors such as the digital economy and games. Over three days, the c/o pop Convention 2020 will focus entirely on how the music industry can utilize future prospects - and which role new technologies can play for the entire value chain.

The programming sectors CREATIVE TECH and DIGITAL MUSIC will bring together professionals from the music industry, the creative industry and the digital economy on Friday, April 24 to examine the interactions between technological developments and the music industry - the creative side will be discussed just as much as business aspects.

On Saturday, April 25, NEW TALENT will provide practical industry knowledge for tomorrow's musical pros. In addition, there will be further program items in connection with c/o Ehrenfeld.

EXCHANGE & CONNECT invites participants on all days to cross-disciplinary and international networking activities.The opening will take place on Thursday, April 23.


While this year's c/o pop Festival has already taken place mainly in Ehrenfeld we will follow suit next year. The c/o pop Convention will take place in the perfectly suited premises of Herbrand's - and thus right in the midst of the action. We thank the IHK Cologne for their generous hospitality over the past years and are looking forward to the new cooperation with Herbrand's. "Since its opening in May 1993, Herbrand's has been a constant fixture in Ehrenfeld and an important meeting place for business people and individuals," says Metin Izman, Managing Director of Herbrand's. "On an area of 5,000 square metres with restaurant, club, event hall, conference rooms and beer garden, we offer a varied culinary, musical and cultural program, which the c/o pop will further enrich starting in 2020," continues Izman, "and we are therefore looking forward to a very exciting project!"


The c/o pop Convention 2020 will start with a new and simpler ticket structure. The c/o pop Convention Professional ticket for 85.00 euros opens the doors to all c/o pop Convention events on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2020 ( exept for "invitation only" events), the music showcases which are part of the c/o pop Festival on all days and the opening of the c/o pop Convention 2020 on Thursday, April 23, 2020. The c/o pop Convention NEW TALENT ticket for 35 euros allows the ticket holder access to the correspondingly marked events of the c/o pop Convention on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Both tickets give you priority access to concerts at c/o Ehrenfeld on April 25 and 26, 2020 in selected locations - up to 15 minutes before admission.

The c/o pop Festival, which will take place from April 22 to 26, 2020, primarily in Ehrenfeld, Cologne, has announced the first three highlights: Nura, Mia Morgan and GoGo Penguin. Here, too, the ticket sale has already started.

In 2020, there are also combination tickets for both events together. Click here to get to the ticket shop.