The Musikmesse & Prolight + Sound fairs have been postponed due to the Corona Virus, the Superbooth will take place according to the organizers.
Now it also reached the music tech world. After some fairs from other areas (books, automobile…) have been postponed or completely canceled, two major music tech fairs are now affected.
The Musikmesse as well as the Prolight + Sounds, which both take place in Frankfurt (Germany) every year at the beginning of April, have now been postponed due to Corona Virus. New dates have not yet been announced, but according to the organizer, P + S will be postponed to the end of May (26 to 29 May 2020). The accompanying events, Musik Messe Plaza and Musik Messe Festival (regional) are to go ahead.
Official Statement Of Musikmesse
Given the increasing spread of Covid-19 in Europe, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Musikmesse 2020. The health of exhibitors, visitors, contractors and employees has top priority for Messe Frankfurt. The new dates will be announced in the near future. Visitor admission tickets continue to be valid.
The current situation represents a major challenge for fair and exhibition companies from all over the world. We regret that the 40th anniversary edition of Musikmesse cannot open its doors from 1 to 4 April. However, we are looking forward to some great concerts for fans from the region at Musikmesse Festival, which will be held at a variety of venues throughout Frankfurt. Additionally, we continue to extend our invitation to music lovers to visit the ‘Musikmesse Plaza’, where they can not only see and buy instruments, recordings and lifestyle products but also take part in numerous events”, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH.
After many international trade fairs were canceled, the questions came up whether the Superbooth was taking place in Berlin or not. According to the organisation, the Superbooth 20 will take place. However, this can change at any moment when the situation changes, such as official bans on major events in Berlin, etc.
We are observing the development, but can not say how the situation will change in the coming weeks. If we have the impression that we should act in any way, we will do so. By now we can only say, the situation in Berlin is safe and we do not want to be part of any speculations.
As long as there is no official ban by the authorities, we have decided to keep on working on the finalization of this year’s Superbooth.
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