• 13-16 MAY 2020
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. The Call for Proposals for the Classical:NEXT 2019 programme is not open yet and will open later this year. Be the first to know by signing up for our newsletter.
You can register online for Classical:NEXT in the months leading up to the event. The online registration for Classical:NEXT 2019 is not open yet. Keep an eye on our website or subscribe to our newsletter to hear about it first. Become a delegate or book an expo stand now. It is best to register as soon as possible in order to get the best price. The next edition will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 15 – 18 May 2019. See our registration page for information pertaining to Classical:NEXT 2019, including prices, deadlines and how to register.
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 2019 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 for Classical:NEXT delegates who have registered for the full four-day event. Tickets for the showcase festivals will be available to purchase – details will be released shortly before Classical:NEXT.
If spouses/partners do not wish to register for the full Classical:NEXT event, they can purchase tickets for the public Showcases Festival only. With the exception of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, all Classical:NEXT Showcases (including the Daytime & Evening Showcases, Club Showcases, off C:N Showcases) are open to the general public, as they are events in the frame of the Classical:NEXT Showcase Festival, also known as ROAM – Rotterdam Art Music Festival. Tickets for each block of showcases are €5. You can buy tickets at the box offices of de Doelen – open from 10:00 until the end of the showcases on Thursday and Friday – and online.
Classical:NEXT is a professional event. If you do need to bring your children into the expo halls, please contact us before the event at next@classicalnext.com.
Before the event, Classical:NEXT publishes the Who is Coming list online – you can read the 2018 list of who attended, including all individuals, companies and exhibitors, now. 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€ if you register as the first person of your company, only 24€ for any subsequent registrations from the same company).

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 Exhibitor Information page. 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 Thursday, you may attend the Opening Concert on Wednesday. Staff at the Opening venue will request that you provide them with ID.
Exhibitors must not sell any merchandise at their stands.
Saturday marks the end of four days full of music, business and friendly networking at Classical:NEXT. In the morning, the Expo is open as normal and there is one last conference session. In the afternoon, we invite you to join us for our Closing celebration, including the presentation of the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award and networking farewell. Please note that these events are strictly Classical:NEXT delegates-only.
Every delegate will receive one copy of the Classical:NEXT Guide in their delegate bag, distributed on arrival. Additional copies of the Classical:NEXT Guide may be purchased at the Registration Counter for a fee of 25€, subject to availability.

If you wish to purchase copies of the Classical:NEXT Guide from previous editions, please contact next@classicalnext.com.