• NEXT EDITION
  • 27 - 30 SEPT 2021
  • ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Classical:NEXT 2021 Call for Proposals for the showcases, conference and project pitches is now closed!
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 2021 is now open. Register here

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, 27 – 30 September 2021.
All stand and person registrations remain valid for the 2021 edition, so there is no need to worry. By keeping your registration active, you will secure the same price (even in the case of a price increase).

Keeping your registration also means you keep hold of an active C:N NET account, giving you access to our online database of 5000+ professionals, as well as online activities such as voting for the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award.
Classical:NEXT 2021 remains the postponed edition of Classical:NEXT 2020 and much of the programme will remain intact. It will be adjusted to include new elements from the latest Call for Proposals, as well as according to how the event can be realised on site to keep in line with regulations in The Netherlands in September.

We released the a first programme announcement with updated and new Conference sessions and Meet Ups. More will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Sign up for our newsletter to to hear about it first.
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 2021 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.
For now, we and our partner de Doelen are confident that Classical:NEXT will be able to take place as a physical event. In any case, if required, our team, along with our local partner de Doelen, will be prepared to take all necessary actions and react accordingly to the on-going restrictions. If the unfortunate situation arises again and Classical:NEXT is cancelled or cannot take place, we will reimburse all registration and stand booking fees.

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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 booking companies. Please check cancellation policies directly with your service provider and consider those cancellation policies might change due to extended travel restrictions announced by governments or health authorities due to COVID-19. Classical:NEXT cannot be held responsible for the final cost charged by the hotel.
The “Digital Green Certificate” will facilitate safe and free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic within the EU. A Digital Green Certificate will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has received a negative test result or has recovered from COVID-19 that can be used across all EU Member States. It can also be introduced in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway as well as Switzerland. The Digital Green Certificate will also be open to initiatives being developed globally.
Here you can read all the other Questions and Answers regarding the Digital Green Certificate.
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 ir ID card and more are provided here.
We recently published the Who is Coming List online, where you are able to check who will attend 2021, 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€ 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 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.