The c/o pop Festival has been bringing national and international acts from the fields of electro, indie, hiphop/rap and related styles to Cologne's stages since 2004 - including both established artists and newcomers. In recent years, the focus has increasingly shifted towards national newcomers - after all, c/o pop sees itself as a festival of discovery.
Highlights include special events such as the pop-NRW Award, where the best acts from NRW are chosen, label evenings, showcases and networking events, where labels, musicians and other players can get to know each other.
The past few years have shown that the concept works: a number of national acts such as The Whitest Boy Alive, BrandtBrauerFrick, Moderat, Roosevelt, Dillon and AnnenMayKantereit played at the festival long before their breakthrough, proving that the c/o pop festival is an ideal springboard - also for international success. In 2019, the organizers have completely revamped the c/o pop concept and, what's more, made a double move: For the first time, the festival took place at the beginning of the season and thus in May, moving from the Belgian Quarter to the colorful Ehrenfeld.
The c/o pop Convention takes place parallel to the festival and is the first industry gathering of the year for the music industry and cooperating industries such as digital economy and games. Here, keynotes, talks, presentations, workshops and training sessions take a practical look at the future. There are also plenty of opportunities to network. The c/o pop Convention sees itself as a platform for networking and interaction for bands, artists and the entire associated ecosystem.
One focus is on presenting and promoting the music professionals of tomorrow. In keynotes, talks, lectures and workshops, we take a practical look at the future of the industry and impart valuable knowledge. The VUT Indie Days Cologne and the TINCON Cologne complete the program. Together with you we want to find new ways to shape the future of pop culture. Of course, there will be plenty of networking opportunities along the way. The conference for everyone who wants to start the season with new contacts and ideas.
Funding Projects National and international promotion of young newcomers
This year, c/o pop Festival is a cooperation partner of three sponsored projects:
The funding project "musichubgermany" has been taking place as part of the c/o pop Festival. This project, initiated by the festival organisers and supported by the federal government, focuses on the targeted promotion of local, regional and national up-and-coming artists. This has always been an important pillar for the festival organisers. Thanks to the musichubgermany project, the promotion of young artists can be further expanded this year: Around 80% of the bands booked for the c/o pop Festival now come from Germany - in 2019, for example, around 60 young German bands will be able to present themselves to an international audience free of charge during c/o Ehrenfeld. With the musichubgermany, the makers of the c/o pop festival initiate and establish an exchange with other festival makers as well as with agencies, labels and media from over 25 countries. The project has been supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media an Initiative Musik.
The past few years have shown that the concept works: a number of national acts such as The Whitest Boy Alive, BrandtBrauerFrick, Moderat, Roosevelt, Dillon and AnnenMayKantereit played long before their breakthrough as part of the festival and prove that the c/o pop Festival is an ideal start - also for international success.
Wunderkinder - German Music Talent
The project "Wunderkinder - German Music Talent" took place for the first time in Cologne in 2019 as part of c/o Ehrenfeld. It was initiated in 2013 by the makers of the Reeperbahn Festival. The aim of the support programme is to present the music industry with particularly promising talents from the home country who have a good chance of an international career. With the Cologne edition of "Wunderkinder - German Music Talent", we want to establish a springboard to Hamburg that complements the activities and programmes to promote young German acts within the framework of the c/o pop Festival perfectly," says Norbert Oberhaus, Managing Director of cologne on pop GmbH. The following ten musical acts from the "Wunderkinder" programme performed at this year's c/o pop Festival: Kelvyn Colt, Gianni Mae, Serious Klein, BLVTH, Amilli, Sofia Portanet, NOVAA, Luke Noa, ELI and Moli.
Two of these "Wunderkinder" will then have the chance to play at Reeperbahn Festival and participate in an international project that will take the artists to Nashville, Beijing and New York this year. "Since it was founded in 2013, 60 national artists* and around 150 international talent buyers have taken part in our "Wunderkinder - German Music Talent" programme. Since then, many of the participating musicians* have also established themselves in markets outside Germany. I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to expand the programme thanks to the extended support of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Thanks to the cooperation with our friends at c/o pop Festival, we can now support even more talents from Germany in their international market entry," says Alexander Schulz, Director of the Reeperbahn Festival.
cologne on pop GmbH
D- 50825 Köln
Fon +49 221 998 911 00
Fax +49 221 998 911 99
We would like to point out that photos and video recordings will be made during all our program events. We use these for purposes of press and public relations. Likewise, the recordings will be published in our social media and on our homepage.
Taking photographs at an event is generally prohibited. The instructions of the security staff must be followed. Cameras with zoom lenses and/or video function as well as other recording devices of any kind and nature are prohibited.
Likewise, recordings and/or recordings made without the explicit permission of the organizer and/or an artist are prohibited. The organizer is entitled to have illegally made recordings deleted. A publication of such recordings can be prosecuted.
Young people between the ages of 16 and 17 (under 18) must leave the respective venue at midnight, unless they are accompanied by a legal guardian or other guardian. In all other respects, the statutory provisions of the JuSchG https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/juschg/ apply.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF C/O POP 2022
§ 1 GENERAL, PROVIDER IDENTIFICATION, ORGANIZER, SCOPE OF APPLICATION, COOPERATION PARTNERS
1. cologne on pop (hereinafter referred to as "c/o pop") is a music festival and industry meeting. It consists of a music and entertainment festival (hereinafter referred to as "c/o pop Festival") and a convention for interested parties and trade visitors (hereinafter referred to as "c/o pop Convention"). c/o pop will take place in Cologne from April 26 to 30, 2023.
2. provider of the website and organizer of c/o pop is:
cologne on pop GmbH, Bartholomäus-Schink-Str. 4, 50823 Cologne, Germany.
phone +49-(0)221-998 911 00 // fax +49-(0)221-998 911 99
managing director authorized to represent: Norbert Oberhaus ("Organizer").
The following General Terms and Conditions (GTC) apply to the relationship between the participants of c/o pop (hereinafter referred to as "visitors") and the aforementioned organizer. With regard to the sale of tickets, the General Terms and Conditions of "Höme – Für Festivals GmbH" must also be taken into account (for details, see § 2 no. 3 below).
Some of the events are held in cooperation with various venues in Cologne (hereinafter referred to as "cooperation partners"). Visitors undertake to comply with the general terms and conditions, house rules and, in particular, the instructions of the security staff at the respective venue.
§ 2 PROGRAM, TRANSPORT, TICKET PARTNER*IN, MINIMUM, COVID and HYGIENE CONCEPT, TICKETS,
Please refer to our homepage (http://www.c-o-pop.de/) for the individual events and venues. Please note short-term changes and announcements on our homepage as well as on the website of the respective venue. The presentation of the different events on our homepage or in our store at "Höme – Für Festivals GmbH" does not represent an offer in the sense of § 145 BGB. It is subject to change and non-binding.
2. local transport
The c/o pop tickets do not entitle the holder to free use of local public transport.
3. ticket partner
The c/o pop tickets are available through our ticket partner "Höme – Für Festivals GmbH" which conducts the advance sales for us (in our name and on our account). Rights and obligations arising from the ticket purchase or visitor contract are therefore exclusively between the ticket purchaser (and subsequent visitor) on the one hand and c/o pop as organizer on the other.
"Höme – Für Festivals GmbH" is authorized by us to issue invoices and credit notes in our name and on our behalf. "Höme – Für Festivals" is operated by Höme – Für Festivals GmbH, Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin, Deutschland, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. We link from our website as well as in the context of other marketing measures to the ticket stores of "Höme – Für Festivals GmbH". There you will also find all ticket prices.
Please note in particular: There is no statutory right of cancellation for the purchase of a ticket for a specific date or period. "Höme – Für Festivals GmbH" further reserves the right for the respective individual case not to accept the order if a certain number of ordered tickets is exceeded, in order to avoid tickets being purchased in large quantities and then resold.
4. minimum age
Visitors to c/o pop must be at least 16 years old.
5. covid special regulations, hygiene concept
We are planning c/o pop 2023 as a presence event with our visitors*. Due to the imponderables and the unpredictable development of the pandemic, we unfortunately do not know how the pandemic will develop at the time of c/o pop 2023. We therefore have to reserve the right to make changes and adjustments due to the pandemic (e.g. additional daily updated quick or PCR test, data for contact tracking until complete cancellation). We have your safety and the safety of our artists and speakers in mind. Please also inform yourself about the official regulations in force at the time of c/o pop and follow the recommendations. In addition to the health aspects, we have considered the following differentiations from the point of view of reasonableness.
As of today, the following situations and changes in particular can occur with the following consequences:
a. Cancellation/abandonment of c/o pop or partial restriction (e.g. only outdoor events) due to official orders:
Refund/ or, in the case of cancellation, partial refund of the ticket price on the part of c/o pop, if applicable; no further claims for damages or reimbursement (e.g. travel and accommodation costs) against c/o pop.
b. Further access restrictions demanded by c/o pop, which, for example, do not affect the ticket purchase or visitor contract: Mask obligation, distance regulations, further official limitation of the number of visitors to a location, official quick test on the day (no self-test), test offered by the event organizer on site, free PCR test. The aforementioned access restrictions do not result in any claims for damages or reimbursement against c/o pop.
c. Further access restrictions, which, by way of example, affect the ticket purchase contract and the visitor contract and lead to a reversal of the contract: Chargeable PCR- test, only vaccinated or boostered visitors have access (boostered: only insofar as there is no longer sufficient time and vaccination capacity for booster vaccination). Apart from the refund of the ticket price, there are no further claims for damages or reimbursement against c/o pop.
d. Clarification: As far as an exceptional permission exists (e.g. a visitor cannot be vaccinated and has a medical certificate), an adequate admission will be made possible according to the then valid law, whereby we also reserve the right that the respective visitor resorts to a milder means (e.g. wearing a FFP2 mask). For the sake of clarity, we would also like to state that locations can also determine different regulations from their house rules, which fall under the above-mentioned reasonable admission restrictions (e.g. general obligation to wear an FFP2 mask).
In addition, the general provisions on admission under § 3 and on changes under § 5 apply.
a. One-way tickets + day tickets + bundles + c/o pop convention ticket:
You can buy tickets for single concerts/events (hereinafter referred to as "one-way ticket(s)") or day tickets for each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday of the c/o pop- week (hereinafter referred to as "day tickets").
There will also be bundle tickets for different days.
The free festival program is separate from the regular festival program.
(1) Single tickets
One-way tickets grant you access to the respective single event of c/o pop.
(2) Day tickets
Day tickets give you access to the events of the respective day of c/o pop. Explicitly designated individual events with their own ticketing are excluded here.
(3) Bundle tickets
Bundle tickets give you access to the events of the respective booked days of c/o pop. Explicitly designated individual events with their own ticketing are excluded here.
(4) c/o pop Convention
c/o pop Convention tickets grant you access to the events of the c/o pop Convention and the festival. Explicitly designated individual events with their own ticketing are excluded here.
§ 3 ADMISSION, ADMISSION CONTROL, CAPACITY LIMITATION
In addition to the special COVID regulations set out in § 2 No. 5 and our hygiene concept, the following applies to all events at c/o pop 2023:
Admission to an event of c/o pop 2023, with the exception of the events within the framework of "for free," is only possible upon presentation of a wristband - or individual ticket - suitable for the event, which must be shown at the entrance. The wristband must be worn around the wrist. When the ticket is exchanged or the wristband is replaced, the ticket / wristband loses its validity. In case of loss of a wristband or ticket, please contact email@example.com.
It is pointed out that the spatial capacities of the venues are limited. Access with a one-way ticket is guaranteed. For the other tickets it is recommended to arrive in time and early, especially if a visitor wants to get admission with a day ticket.
A claim for damages against the organizer is excluded in case of denied access due to reaching the capacity limit. However, access is possible again when sufficient people leave the venue.
Upon admission to a venue, a security check is carried out by the on-site security service. The security service is instructed to carry out a body and bag search of the visitors. If necessary, the visitor may only take a certain bag size (e.g. max. DINA4) into the venue, corresponding limitations will be announced on our homepage and/or that of the venue on the day of the event at the latest. The organizer reserves the right to refuse admission to an event if the visitor has an important reason to do so. In addition to the reasons specified in more detail under § 2 No. 5 in connection with the pandemic and the controls, an important reason is in particular an obvious heavily intoxicated state of the visitor, an obviously inhuman, racist, homophobic clothing and / or attitude of the visitor, the carrying of food and drinks (which are not voluntarily given) and dangerous objects (listed in detail under § 8). Furthermore, the unauthorized carrying of recording devices for sound/video recordings is considered an important reason (see § 9). Admission may also be refused in the event of a violation of the protection of minors (see below under § 4); in cases of doubt, an age check may be carried out.
The following regulations of §§ 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 apply, unless the cooperation partner* of the respective event location regulates this differently or in addition.
§ 4 PROTECTION OF MINORS
Adolescents between the ages of 16 and 17 (under 18) must leave the respective venue at midnight, unless they are accompanied by a legal guardian or other responsible adult. In all other respects, the statutory provisions of the JuSchG https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/juschg/ apply.
§ 5 CANCELLATION, TERMINATION OF THE EVENT, DELAY, CHANGE OF PROGRAM
If c/o pop as a whole, or in the case of a purchase of an individual ticket, the individual event, is cancelled before the start of the event, the visitors* have a right to a refund of the respective ticket price from the organizer. A return of the ticket, together with a refund of the ticket price in the event of cancellation of an event, will be carried out by "Höme – Für Festivals GmbH" on our behalf and for our account. Should c/o pop have to be terminated for reasons of force majeure, official order or court decision (with the exception of Covid 19, see special regulations above), visitors shall not be entitled to a refund of the ticket price or to compensation unless the organizer can be accused of intent or gross negligence.
The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the location, time and program of c/o pop, as long as these are within reasonable limits for the visitor. Delays in the program are to be accepted by the visitor as long as they are not serious. Changes will be announced by the organizer as soon as possible.
Changes to the line-up and program do not in principle give rise to any claims on the part of the visitor who has purchased a day ticket or a convention ticket. In the case of the one-way ticket, it depends on the individual case and the reasonableness of the change.
There is no seating entitlement with the exception of the single concert in the Schauspiel Köln according to the hall plan as well as other single concerts, if applicable.
§ 6 LOUDNESS, HEARING PROTECTION
We would like to point out that there is a risk of possible health damage, in particular hearing damage, at the individual events due to increased volume. The organizer shall ensure through the selection of a suitable venue, the technical equipment and the limitation of the volume that no permanent damage to hearing or health occurs. However, regardless of this, it is recommended that earplugs be used.
§ 7 HOUSE RULES, PROHIBITIONS
During the entire c/o pop, the organizer or the cooperation partners will exercise domiciliary rights. The security personnel must be obeyed immediately. Visitors are not permitted to engage in commercial activities during an event, unless they have been agreed upon in writing with the organizer in advance. Pogoing, stage diving, crowd surfing and climbing on stages or similar is prohibited. Bringing animals into a venue is prohibited. Offenses or criminal acts are prohibited and will be prosecuted. Should a visitor* violate the aforementioned prohibitions (as well as §§ 8 and 9 below), he/she may be expelled from a venue. A refund of the ticket price and a claim for damages are then excluded.
§ 8 BEVERAGES AND FOOD, DANGEROUS OBJECTS
Beverages will be distributed at the respective events for a fee.
Cans, plastic bottles, glass containers of any kind, other drinking containers as well as the bringing of own food or food, torches, pyrotechnics, weapons and other dangerous objects are generally prohibited.
§ 9 PHOTOS, RECORDING DEVICES
Taking pictures with professional SLR cameras at an event is generally prohibited. The instructions of the security personnel must be followed in all other respects. Cameras with zoom lenses and/or video function as well as other recording devices of any kind and nature are prohibited.
Likewise, recordings and/or recordings made without the explicit permission of the organizer and/or an artist are prohibited. The organizer is entitled to have illegally made recordings deleted. Any publication of such recordings may be prosecuted.
§ 10 LIABILITY
Our liability for damages - regardless of the legal grounds - is limited to intent and gross negligence. In particular, the organizer is not liable for damaged, stolen or lost items. The limitation of liability does not apply to damages resulting from injury to life, body or health, which is based on an intentional or negligent breach of duty on our part. The limitations of liability shall also not apply to other damages based on a culpable breach of essential contractual obligations on our part. Insofar as we violate essential contractual obligations, we shall only be liable for the foreseeable damage typical of the contract. We are also liable for our legal representatives and vicarious agents.
As a visitor, you shall indemnify us upon first request and provide all requested information without being asked if you culpably cause damage to a third party (e.g. another visitor, artist, speaker, staff) in the context of a c/o pop event and this third party makes a claim against us.
§ 11 RIGHTS OF USE, ADVERTISING RIGHTS
By entering an event at c/o pop, the visitor irrevocably agrees that photos and audio/visual recordings may be made of him or her during the event, which may be used by us and third parties free of charge for reporting and future promotion of c/o pop in all media. He/she also agrees that this material may be used for the acquisition of sponsors.
§ 12 MISCELLANEOUS/ FINAL PROVISIONS
Subsidiary agreements, amendments and supplements must be made in text form. This also applies to the text form requirement itself. German law shall apply. Insofar as an agreement on the place of jurisdiction is permissible, the place of jurisdiction shall be Cologne. Place of performance is also Cologne. If individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions should be or become invalid, this shall not affect the legal validity of the remaining provisions. The same applies to any loopholes in the contract.
cologne on pop GmbH, Status: September 2022