Everything in the same place and everything on the same day: the pop-up market for music lovers! Test and buy instruments and accessories, hear live music, see stars, discover vintage instruments and rarities, enjoy the street-food festival, purchase records and CDs, try instruments for children and beginners and much, much more.
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Gear – your marketplace for professional equipment
Explore the huge instrument market in Hall 1.1:
Guitars, guitar effects, straps, basses, drums and percussion, cymbals, saxophones, string instruments, accessories, instrument and audio cables, t‑shirts, merchandising, sheet music, books, etc.
Vintage – Experience classics of the music and gear history
Marvel at the impressive collection of guitars from the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll in the special exhibition organised in cooperation with the No. 1 Guitar Centre and Gibson USA. At 14.00 hrs, guitarist Peter Weihe and vintage expert Drew Berlin will take Gibson fans on a journey in time through the history of the legendary Les Paul. Before, at 11.00 hrs, guitarist Thomas Blug will play a variety of guitars in the ‘Fender by Leo Fender: The evolution of Fender’s electric guitars 1950-1964’ workshop.
6 Questions for: Thomas Weilbier, head of No. 1 Guitar Center in Hamburg
In an interview, Thomas Weilbier reveals the concept of the exhibition - and why he's holding his breath at the newly created B2C show Musikmesse-Plaza taking place on the Saturday of the fair.To the interview
Vintage Drum Show
Fans of legendary percussion equipment can look forward to the ‘Vintage Drum Show’ at the Musikmesse Plaza. The organisers of the ‘Vintage & Custom Drum Meeting’ are bringing their gems from the twenties to seventies to Frankfurt (parallel to their ‘Vintage Drum Meeting’ in Mörfelden-Walldorf). The gems include, for example, original drum sets made by Germany’s Trixon company and other drum makers, as well as vintage German snare drums from manufacturers such as Dresdener Apparatebau, Gustav Poschardt and Sonor. Some of the rare pieces will be available for sale. Additionally, Germany’s drum customizer, ST-Drums, will be showing everything needed to make individual drums. Rounding off the Vintage Drum Show will be information sessions with the organisers of the Vintage Drum Meeting.
Vintage Concert Audio
The Vintage Concert Audio Show presents over 200 exhibits, among them all milestones of the Concert-Audio history of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Visitors can see how the world looked like before LineArrays and digital desks. Technicians and engineers get their hands back on their "toys" from before the 2000s era.To Programme Vintage Concert Audio
Hammond Nostalgie Club
The Hammond Nostalgie Club aims, as part of Musikmesse Plaza, to rekindle a burning interest and passion for classical, purely electromagnetically-produced organ sounds. Visitors will be able to sample the original instruments which were a decisive and formative influence on the sound of bands such as Deep Purple, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Uriah Heep, Yes, Whitesnake or Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Live offerings by professional organists are also planned.
Vinyl & CD Market
Vinyl fans can look forward to an enormous record and CD exchange organised in cooperation with Wolly’s Börsen. Rarities, treasures and more are waiting to be discovered!
‘Poster-O-Rama’ and ‘posterkrauts.de’ present the first grand gig-poster exhibition at the Musikmesse Plaza in Frankfurt.
Mostly screen printed by hand, gig-posters are limited collectors’ items for a specific concert or tour. They are a blend of ‘fine arts’ and official merchandise. Hence, gig-posters are not pasted on hoardings or pillars like conventional concert posters but sold to the audience on the evening of the concert.
Bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, MGMT, Interpol, Tame Impala, etc., have recognised the value of this non-downloadable souvenir of a concert experience.
‘Poster-O-Rama’ shows the work of more than 30 of the best poster artists from all over Europe.
Additionally, ‘posterkrauts.de’ brings together a selection of the best German artists who will present their posters personally at Musikmesse Plaza: Antighost (Mannheim), Lars P. Krause (Dresden), Simon Marchner (Munich), Rainbow (Leipzig), Señor Burns (Munic) and Spiegelsaal (Hamburg/Düsseldorf).
All poster can be purchased during the exhibition.
SINFONIMA CUVÉE DARLING 2019: Exhibition and auction of master bows and instruments
To play, hear and purchase instruments and bows by modern, national and international instrument and bow makers – that is the idea behind the SINFONIMA CUVÉE DARLING 2019 exhibition.
At an instrument auction, you can evaluate and purchase high-quality refurbished bows and instruments during the exhibition. The highest offer wins. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
SINFONIMA CUVÉE DARLING 2019 will be held in the ‘Rotunde’ of the ‘Festhalle’ at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre on 5 und 6 April. Admission is free of charge on the Friday with the Musikmesse ticket and on the Saturday with a Musikmesse Plaza ticket.
Lifestyle - Trends and inspirations around the musical lifestyle
The Accessories + Lifestyle segment brings together a broad spectrum of products. There, visitors will find everything from instrument equipment, via fashion and merchandising articles, to consumer electronics, jukeboxes and arcade machines.
Musikmesse Streetfood Festival & Festival Arena
Musikmesse Streetfood Festival
Food trucks invite to feast
Enjoy music not just with your ears, but with your taste buds too. The Musikmesse Streetfood Festival provides a culinary range, where the food satisfies the taste of everyone.
Live Concerts at Festival Arena
Urban Club Band
Germany’s leading club band from Frankfurt.
The Urban Club Band has been appearing on Europe’s stages for more than a decade – including concerts with more than 1,000 guests at Frankfurt’s Gibson Club every Thursday. At the Musikmesse Plaza, the band will give the final concert at the Festival Arena (16.30 to 18.00 hrs),
Frankfurt’s Madhouse Flowers cover band focuses on pop and rock gems of the eighties and nineties, as well as selected modern songs. In the 25 years since being founded, the band has made hundreds of appearances distinguished by a delight in playing and a great stage presence at a variety of venues – clubs, festivals, radio and television – as well as together with artists such as Grace Jones, Jethro Tull, Extrabreit, Paul Young, Polarkreis 18, Juli, Tom Beck, the Rodgau Monotones, 2Raumwohnung. The Madhouse Flowers can be seen at the Festival Arena from 14.00 to 15.30 hrs.
A visit to the Musikmesse Plaza is also worthwhile for the youngest musicians and their families. In the ‘Discover Music’ area, musical explorers can undertake a journey into the world of tones and sounds. Under the supervision of professionals from the Frankfurt Music Academy, children, young people and adults can try their hand with a large variety of musical instruments. YouTube stars and influencers, such as Evi, Vincent Lee, Tanzverbot and Ceddo give tips on starting a YouTube or an Instagram channel. Visitors will get the chance to talk to the online-stars at a meet & greet, and to get a selfie and autographs.
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