c/o pop Cologne 2013
19.-23.June 2013 c/o pop Festival, Cologne
The pioneering festival’s tenth anniversary took place from 19-23 June, in the heart of Cologne, and as always, in places not generally regarded as hosts of pop-cultural events, such as the Millowitsch Theatre and Philharmonic Hall.
Founded in 2004 as a response to the now defunct Popkomm festival’s move to Berlin, c/o pop has established itself as a staple on national and international festival circuits. A true supporter of up and coming acts it boasts a long list of bands like Arcade Fire, Maximo Park and The Whitest Boy Alive who all played the festival long before their international breakthroughs.
Running side by side is the 2013 edition of C’n‘B (Creativity & Business Convention). A convention of talks, panels, workshops and interactive sessions in the heart of the city.Moniker (Munbir Chawla), performer and founder of Wild City, played at one of the many opening events of the festival. Alongside with Border Movement´s editor Gerriet Schultz he was taking part in two panel discussions as part of C’n‘B. Details of both panels can be found here. For information on the launch go here.