The 40th anniversary edition of Musikmesse will be held from Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 4 April 2020. Next year, the show will once again be positioned as the international trade fair for the music business with a clear focus on professional encounters. Additionally, there will be offered a special ticket for private visitors on the Friday and Saturday when Musikmesse will present an expanded programme of events with numerous workshops, concerts and entertainment.
For the coming anniversary edition, Musikmesse is banking on the decisive factors that had made it into the biggest platform for the sector for many years. They include not only a highly professional and international orientation but also a great emotional appeal to the entire music scene. Against this background, Messe Frankfurt is bringing the Saturday back into the event concept, to draw together companies and market participants from all over the world together with all the target groups of decisive importance to them.
“Over the last years, we and our partners have accomplished a great deal and established a variety of new formats at the fair. We deliberately waited until after the last show before setting the dates of Musikmesse 2020 and are also drawing on our extensive experience gathered over the past four decades. Naturally, we are also building on the unparalleled tradition of the fair. At the same time, we aim to make Musikmesse fit for the future with new components, great content and favourable conditions. In this way, we will make the event more attractive for companies, retailers, trade visitors and the whole music scene”, says Michael Biwer, Group Show Director of the Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries Business Unit of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.
As lastly in 2018, Musikmesse will open its doors concurrently with Prolight + Sound, the Global Entertainment Technology Show, which runs from 31 March to 3 April 2020, on three days. On the Friday and Saturday, Musikmesse will be accompanied by the ‘Musikmesse Plaza’ sales area. Additionally, 2020 will see the fifth edition of the Musikmesse Festival with concert highlights at the Exhibition Centre and throughout Frankfurt.
Further details about the 2020 event concept will be announced shortly.
About Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With over 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
* provisional figures 2018