And because it’s our anniversary edition, we naturally also present very special anniversary events with very special partners. We’re talking about Dr. Martens, a brand that, like us, has always been concerned with pop-cultural heritage: in the newly opened Dr. Martens store on Schildergasse, the rapper Ansu will be creating a state of emergency in the pedestrian zone on the Friday of the festival. Unfortunately, all our tickets are gone, but you can still try your luck at Dr. Martens until 18 April.
There will be even more Dr. Martens on the festival Saturday on the Dr. Martens Stage at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld - with Blumengarten, Wa22ermann and BECKS. Our day tickets are valid here, and you can secure them now.
Cologne’s tap water is not only sustainable, but one of the most strictly controlled foodstuffs of all. It runs through the subsoil in the Cologne Bay and is naturally filtered thanks to the existing gravel and sand deposits. So we’re delighted that RheinEnergie will be supplying you with free tap water at the water counter at the c/o pop market. At Venloer Straße 390 you can refresh yourself with still or sparkling water.
Anyone interested in the topics of water supply and energy is cordially invited to various talks at the Black Rabbit on the Sunday of the festival.
And that’s not all in terms of sustainability: RheinEnergie offsets the electricity consumption of all our festival stages with a certificate.
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W is for Wunderkinder!
This year we are once again cooperating with the Reeperbahn Festival and presenting our 10 joint favourite acts as part of the project “Wunderkinder - German Music Talent”. The following extraordinary talents will introduce themselves to the audience and the industry: Zimmer90, Ameli Paul, Istanbul Ghetto Club, BROCKHOFF, zeck, Orbit, ilayda, Import Export, Moses Yoofee Trio and UCHE YARA. At least two of these prodigies will then get the chance to play a slot at the Reeperbahn Festival, which takes place next autumn.
Anyone who wants to do a bit of sport on the festival weekend between all the pop culture events can now register for the Brooks Run Happy Tour. On Saturday and Sunday, a joint run will start at 5 pm across Ehrenfeld. On both days, you can test Brooks running shoes from 2 p.m. and rent them for the run from 4 p.m. - including delicious Mühlenkölsch with and without alcohol for all run participants. The run is about the fun of movement instead of the winner’s podium: The motto is “The last one sets the pace”.
Podcast im Rahmen der Convention
We would also like to recommend another unusual event to you: LIZ in conversation with Miriam Davoudvandi in “Thank you, good. The Podcast about Pop and Psyche”. In her podcast, Miriam Davoudvandi talks to public figures about the topic of depression. The event is part of the c/o pop Convention and is presented by Cosmo. You can get in with a c/o pop Convention ticket, which also gives you access to all the concerts.
Kölsch & Co
Hands up who can imagine a festival without beer! That’s exactly why we’re especially happy about our official Kölsch supplier, Mühlenkölsch, who, together with the university radio station Kölncampus, will be inviting us into and in front of the Mühlen double-decker bus on the festival Saturday and Sunday. The programme starts at 2 p.m. with various DJ sets and talks. With the Sünner brewery, we were able to win a second official beverage partner for us this year. However, Sünner will not be supplying us with Kölsch, but with Limoncello Spritz - a Cologne interpretation of the lemon liqueur from Bella Italia. You absolutely have to try this liquid delicacy!
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.
Welcome Montreal to Cologne!
We are thrilled to present the three acts coming directly to Köln_Ehrenfeld from Canada thanks to our partner, POP Montreal! Fernie with melodic R&B tells and connects past, present and future. The lovers Nico and Adèle, known as “Bibi Club”, liven up quiet moments and turn everyday life into a dance floor. Pianist, accordionist and producer Josh “Socalled” Dolgin has played countless festivals and events around the world and is now coming to Cologne for c/o pop!