Classical:NEXT announces NEW DATES for 2020 and big changes to the overall programme schedule:

At the end of August 2019, the Eurovision Song Contest announced the 2020 event will take place in Rotterdam on the 12, 14 & 16 May in Rotterdam – coinciding with the original dates of the ninth edition of Classical:NEXT. Given the large influx of people Rotterdam will face during these dates and the many capacities the Eurovision Song Contest requires, accommodation will be limited and considerably more expensive for the duration of the event.

#CNEXT20: announcement of NEW DATES for 2020 and big changes to the overall programme schedule

Thanks to Classical:NEXT’s local partner de Doelen, who did the utmost to find new dates in their venue and sufficient hotel contingents, Classical:NEXT is happy to announce that the ninth edition will still be held at De Doelen Concert Hall in Rotterdam, only a few days later than originally planned. Taking place the week immediately following the Eurovision Song Contest, Classical:NEXT 2020 will be held from Monday to Thursday, complete with a newly developed programme schedule, exciting new formats and different event hours.

 

The new schedule overview is as follows:

Day 1 – Monday, 18 May 2020

**NEW**

09:00 – 12:00 Expo Set Up (Exhibitors only)

09:30 – 11:30 Higher Music Education Pre-Conference

12:00 – Classical:NEXT Opening and Welcome

12:00 – 18:00 Expo, Registration and Badge Pick-Up

13:00 – 18:00 Conference Sessions

20:00 – 23:00 First Night Celebrations

 

Day 2 – Tuesday, 19 May 2020

10:00 – 18:00: Conference, Expo, Daytime Showcases, All-Day Registration and Badge Pick-Up

20:00 – late: Showcase Festival and Club Night in various venues

 

Day 3 – Wednesday, 20 May 2020

10:00 – 18:00: Conference, Expo, Daytime Showcases, All-Day Registration and Badge Pick-Up

**NEW**

18:00 – 20:00 Expo Take-Down

20:00 – late: Showcase Festival, Innovation Award and Club Night in various venues

Day 4 – Thursday 21 May

**NEW**

NO Expo, Conference or Closing at de Doelen

09:00 – 10:00 Expo Take-Down

11:00 – 14:00 Tailored Networking Event for all Delegates with Keynote in the city of Rotterdam