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

Since 2003, we have been transforming Cologne into an urban music melting pot for five days once a year: as part of the c/o pop festival, we bring the hottest newcomers, the hottest acts and established artists from Germany and abroad to our favorite city on the Rhine.

Our live shows and showcases take place not only on the usual concert stages, but also in unusual locations such as stores, kiosks and boutiques. In addition to a number of concerts, c/o Ehrenfeld also presents a diverse supporting program with numerous pop-cultural events.

Bilderbuch live 2019, Foto: Paul Gärtner

Bilderbuch — Headliner 2022

On 20.04.2022 we will open the c/o pop Festival with a very special live event: Bilderbuch will play on the stage of the Kölner Philharmonie as part of their tour "Gelb ist das Feld". The four-piece band combines a wide variety of styles such as indie rock, hip-hop, funk, artpop, R'n'B and Austropop to create driving sounds with German-language lyrics that sometimes have a Dadaist touch. At the latest since the single "Maschin" and the accompanying video with the yellow cart, the quartet from Vienna has triggered a real hype in 2013. The tickets for the opening night are unfortunately already sold out, but check out the program, you will surely find a worthy replacement.

Albi X

Lineup 2022

Even though the virus still has us firmly in its grip, optimists like us are confident that the upcoming c/o pop Festival can take place in its usual form. On festival Thursday and Friday we present 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.


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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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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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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.

Throwback to c/o pop 2019

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