• 17 - 20 MAY 2022
Friday 13 August 2021, the Government of the Netherlands decided to extend the measures against COVID-19. Following this announcement, we had long discussions with our local partner de Doelen in order to find a way to realise Classical:NEXT 2021 in accordance with these measures. Unfortunately, and with great regret we have to announce that we are forced to cancel Classical:NEXT 2021 due to the current regulations in the Netherlands.
Official statement from de Doelen
"Following the announcement of the Dutch government on August 13, it is with heartfelt sadness that we currently do not see a legal basis to make Classical:NEXT 2021 happen in September. We are stuck on the ground that indoor events without assigned seats are not permitted, and that events lasting for several days, including business events with overnight stays, are not allowed up to and inclusive September 19. This makes it impossible for us to organise Classical:NEXT the way it should be."
We have done everything in our power to make Classical:NEXT 2021 happen (the postponed Classical:NEXT 2020) and are therefore all the sadder about the turn of events. We are deeply thankful to everyone involved, for their cooperation, support and patience and are deeply apologetic for the difficulties that this cancellation might cause.
Classical:NEXT is cancelled and will not take place online. Classical:NEXT 2022 will welcome you to a new location in Germany. Mark your calendars already from 17-20 May 2022.
All registrations for Classical:NEXT 2021 as well as postponed registrations from 2020 are being cancelled. The registration fees and stand booking fees will be fully refunded.
There will be no automatic transfer to the 2022 edition and a postponement of registrations or fees to the 2022 edition is not possible.
As promised all registration fees and stand booking fees will be fully refunded. Our Registration team will contact all participants and inform them about cancellation and refund options.
In case of any enquiries regarding your refund, please get in touch via registration@classicalnext.com.
Yes. As a thank you to all delegates who were fully registered for Classical:NEXT 2021 at the time of the announcement, we are extending access to C:N NET until 10 January 2022. You can access your account through: www.classicalnext.com/net.
Classical:NEXT is not responsible for any costs incurred by your accommodation or travel services. All deals are done directly between the delegates and the booked companies. Please check cancellation policies directly with your service provider and consider that cancellation policies might change due to extended travel restrictions announced by governments or health authorities due to COVID-19.
If you have booked one of the hotels via our website Classical:NEXT cannot be held responsible for the final cost charged by the hotel. All deals are done directly between the delegates and the hotels.
Please visite the official website of the Government of the Netherlands. All important topics such as Dutch measures against coronavirus, Travelling to the Netherlands or Applying for passport or ID card and more are provided here.
Classical:NEXT 2022 will welcome you to a new location in Germany. Mark your calendars already from 17-20 May 2022.
Registration for Classical:NEXT 2022 will open in January 2022.
Classical:NEXT 2022 Call for Proposals for the showcases, conference and project pitches will open soon!
Every Summer, Classical:NEXT launches an annual Call for Proposals for the showcase and conference programmes, inviting artists, presenters and speakers to apply to take part. Each year, our international, independent jury, review each proposal and from them select the official Classical:NEXT programme.
To be made aware when our next Call for Proposals is announced, sign up for our newsletter or keep an eye on this website or our social media. Sign up for our newsletter!
The online registration for Classical:NEXT 2022 will open in January 2022. Classical:NEXT 2022 will welcome you to a new location in Germany. Mark your calendars already from 17-20 May 2022.
Journalists play a vital role in the dissemination of music and in keeping the important discourse on this art form alive. Classical:NEXT acknowledges this by offering a reduced rate to media professionals, subject to approval.
If you are a delegate who will attend Classical:NEXT first and foremost in your role as a journalist or as a professional involved in the editorial work of a music media company, you are invited to register for our special Media Rate. Simply complete the delegate registration as normal, and check the "media registration" box when you are entering your personal delegate data – about half way through the registration process – and send a copy of your press credentials to registration@classicalnext.com.
After confirmation from our communications department, you will be granted the discounted media rate registration price.
Press accreditation (including free delegate-level access) to Classical:NEXT 2022 is reserved for a limited number of journalists who report on Classical:NEXT or our showcase artists, subject to approval. Note that accredited journalists are not listed as delegates in the printed guide nor at the online database C:N NET. One accreditation per reporting media only. To apply for a free press accreditation please contact us via email at media@classicalnext.com.
Entrance to the Classical:NEXT Expo, Conference, Opening and Award Ceremony is reserved only for Classical:NEXT delegates who have registered for the full four-day event. One-day entrance tickets and partner rates are not available. All spouses/friends/partners must be fully registered themselves. All Classical:NEXT Showcases, however, with the exception of the Opening and Award Ceremony, are open to the general public. The Daytime & Evening Showcases, Club Showcases and off C:N Showcases form part of ROAM - the Rotterdam Art Music Festival - and tickets can be purchased for block performances on each evening. More programme and purchasing details will be released shortly before Classical:NEXT.
We publish a Who is Coming List online, where you are able to check who will attend 2022, including all individuals, companies and exhibitors. You can use C:N NET to search for companies or individual delegates and to set up meetings with other delegates ahead of Classical:NEXT.
All registered delegates of Classical:NEXT receive a free one-year C:N NET account. C:N NET is your online platform for classical and art music: you can present your company and artists, connect with other delegates, and much more.
C:N NET is also open to those not registered for Classical:NEXT – there is a fee for C:N NET-only participation (48€ per person).
For more information about C:N NET, visit the C:N NET FAQ or contact net@classicalnext.com.
Full information on how to arrange delivery of goods and packages for your Classical:NEXT stand is available on the Info for Exhibitor page - scroll down to "Important Documents and Times". Should you have any questions, please contact next@classicalnext.com.
Please contact us before the event at registration@classicalnext.com if you have any special access needs, to make your time at Classical:NEXT as easy as possible. Fully-registered disabled delegates may be accompanied by their Personal Assistant (carer) free of charge.
If you plan to register on-site on Tuesday, you may attend the Opening Concert on Monday. Staff at the Opening venue will request that you provide them with ID.
Exhibitors must not sell any merchandise at their stands.