The global spread of COVID-19 is impacting everything, including the programme of Pop-Kultur 2020. “It’s a change in venue that we hadn’t quite planned for. But it’s a reaction to the present: Pop-Kultur 2020 is taking place in the digital realm,” says Katja Lucker, director of the festival and managing director of Musicboard Berlin.
This means that participation in Pop-Kultur 2020 is free of charge for guests. All tickets already purchased will be refunded. Ticket-holders will receive further information via email in the coming weeks. Tickets purchased through KOKA 36 can be returned there.
Although the Berlin festival is sticking to the set dates of the 26th to 28th of August, it has been forced to rework the programme. The team is currently reviewing the festival programme with a new developmental approach in mind. “Of course it’s a shame that many of our original ideas have to be discarded, but a lot of new and unexpected things will emerge from the current situation. This has already become clear from the numerous discussions we’ve been having,” emphasises Martin Hossbach, co-curator of Pop-Kultur.
In addition to live performances, Pop-Kultur has always been a place for dialogue. “The year 2020 has put us in a particular context that raises many new questions. We’re carefully evaluating which voices and forms of expression will be represented at this year’s edition of Pop-Kultur,” says co-curator Christian Morin.
More information on the programme will follow shortly.