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Cassandra Steen, former singer from the German soul-band Glashaus, 2005 at Ringfest, Cologne

Ringfest was an annual outdoor music event[1] in Cologne, Germany held for the first time in 1993 and halted in 2006. In various locations of downtown Cologne stages were set up and live bands performed and also other events were presented. The Ringfest used to be held at the MediaPark, on the Cologne Ring and the Neumarkt square. In 2005 500,000 visitors attended the festival.

The Ringfest was held for the first time in 1993. Approximately 200 bands have performed each year. In particular, famous groups such as Brings, Fettes Brot and Caught in the Act have also performed.

Since 2006 the Ringfest has not been held any longer. The organizers have justified the lack of organization with the difficulties of the music market.

In the last three years of its life Ringfest held parallel to the music fair Popkomm, which has taken place in Berlin since 2004.

Since 2004, the C/o pop festival has been held in Cologne. The festival focuses on electronic pop music. At the premiere 2004 50.000 visitors attended the festival.


  1. ^ Köln By Detlev Arens, Marianne Bongartz, Stephanie Henseler Page 28 [1]

See also[edit]

C-O Pop festival homepage