Book and music fair: Save what can be saved

The confusion is great. The concept for Frankfurt creative festival with a book fair, Musikmesse, Gaming vendors and other "Content"suppliers, according to in

Book and music fair: Save what can be saved

The confusion is great. The concept for Frankfurt creative festival with a book fair, Musikmesse, Gaming vendors and other "Content"suppliers, according to information this newspaper for the time being, off the table. What will remain of it, stands in the stars. As secured, only the event data of the book fair, and Musikmesse next year are currently: The books look on 20. - 24. Will take place on October, the music fair from 22. - 24. October, and thus decoupled from the in the past few years, accompanying the Prolight + Sound trade fair for event technology. This is intended to 2021 from 13. to 16. April will be carried out.

Michael Holzer

culture editor of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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Florian Balke

culture editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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Christian Riethmüller

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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On Tuesday Lord mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD) wanted to imagine the high-flying plans. However, the press conference was cancelled after the cooperation intentions had become known, and a part of the book industry's horrified response. Many saw the independence of the book fair will be threatened and fearful of a Takeover by marketing -, and event-oriented forces. The book fair-responsible rowed back and insured the big event will also retain its character and in its core has not changed. Also, the city did not hesitate to indicate that you don't have a big interest in it, to dilute the profile of the book fair.

"to let, I think, an equalization is useful"

head of Cultural Affairs, Ina Hartwig (SPD) said on Tuesday in an interview with this newspaper, you think the plans for "unhappy", music fair, and book fair overlap. It was planned to leave on the two public days of the book fair weekend, both events run in parallel, and to enrich them with concerts and other. The extent to which this idea is held, is still unclear. "I think that equalization would be useful to obtain the independence of the two fairs," said Hartwig. You could imagine, however, that cross-industry topics such as copyrights, or the defense of the freedom of expression in the Form of a conference during the book fair on the Agenda.

Whether the Congress on the topic of "Creative Content" will be held with the for several years in the book fair, the built-in image end-of-the art platform, "The Arts +" and the Musikmesse, is currently not sure. The leaders of the Frankfurt trade fair company and the book fair, keep a low profile. To learn how, however, is working behind the Scenes frantically about how all Parties come out of a hopeless Situation.

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 20:19

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