Consequent on a general decree issued by the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration, it is no longer possible to hold the ‘Musikmesse Plaza’ (3 and 4 April) or any concerts of the ‘Musikmesse Festival’ (31 March to 4 April) with over 1,000 visitors. As it cannot be expected that the situation will change soon enough to schedule an adequate catch-up event, the organisers announce that the international trade show Musikmesse will not take place in 2020.
Never before have these artists shared a stage: at the ‘Ultimate Jam’, world-famous musicians from the worlds of rock, pop, metal, soul & blues will join forces to give an incredible all-star concert. Accompanied by a great backing band under Musical Director Siggi Schwarz, star guests such as Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake, etc.), Don Airey (Deep Purple, etc.), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, etc.), Pete York (The Spencer Davis Group) as well as exceptional singer Andreas Kümmert and YouTube star Alexandr Misko will ensure music of the highest standard
The international drumming scene has a new meeting place: the ‘Home of Drums’ will be celebrating its launch at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre on Musikmesse’s public open days (3 and 4 April 2020). The event combines product demonstrations by top brands, knowledge transfer and performances by international artists. The presence of the first artists to sign up has already been confirmed. They will be there to perform live on some of the drum sets and to pass on their expertise to the drumming community at large – both at the show and on the accompanying online platform, www.homeofdrums.com.
A week full of music, entertainment, business and inspiration ended on Saturday evening with a concert given by Gregory Porter and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt orchestra in the ‘Festhalle’. At Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound, artisanry met high-tech, violins met virtual reality and digital networking met personal encounters.
Calling the creative musical-instrument and handicrafts scene: Musikmesse is looking for ‘the most unusual musical instrument of the year’ – an expert jury will select the three most original instruments. The awards will be presented during Musikmesse 2019 in Frankfurt am Main (2 to 5 April 2019).
While NAMM shows is next to open the doors, between January 24 and 27 the centre of the music-making universe will be the Anaheim Convention Center in California, Yamaha winks at the European market presenting its latest products and innovations to retailers at Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt am Main from 2 to 5 April 2019. The renowned manufacturer is adapting its presentation in accordance with the optimised trade-fair concept of Musikmesse and will exclusively focus on reaching international professionals.