Here you can learn about the background of ABOUT POP, frequently asked questions, awareness, accessibility, how to get there and much more.

About Pop

ABOUT POP is a festival and convention and will take place for the fifth time on July 22, 2023 in Stuttgart. The program includes international, national and regional live acts, lectures, workshops and much more – all in one day in different rooms of the Wizemann Areal.

About Night

ABOUT POP highlights important developments, trends and phenomena in pop culture as a whole. The ABOUT NIGHT is part of the ABOUT POP and revolves around important topics from night culture and economy. The Nightlife Coordination Office for Stuttgart and the region is primarily involved in the design of ABOUT NIGHT .

About Talents

We want young people – whether as musicians, in management, booking, with their own label, whether as video directors, PR managers or journalists. You can apply for the ABOUT Talents with your personal professional vision. As soon as you are a participant of the ABOUT Talents program, which is decided by a jury, you can let off steam with a free ticket on site. At the start of the day you will also meet the other ABOUT Talents participants and can directly make initial contacts.
To apply, send an email (subject: ABOUT TALENT) by July 2nd to aboutpop@region-stuttgart.de with the following information:

  1. Short description of your work (influences, short bio, etc.)
  2. Tell us in one or two sentences why you want to be there
  3. Web links to your projects or your work (Soundcloud/ Bandcamp/ Spotify, website or social media) If you have any questions, we have prepared a small FAQ here!

Accessibility

We are working together with the Initiative Barrierefrei Feiern e.V. to make the event as barrier-free as possible. This means there will also be a special awareness team with mobile interpreters and an escort service. All other FAQs and program items on the subject of accessibility will soon be collected on a subpage.
Will you have specific needs on site or do you already have questions regarding discounts for a B on the ID card and accompanying persons? Contact us at any time by email: barrierefrei@region-stuttgart.de

ADMISSION

Admission begins at 12 p.m. At 1 p.m. it starts with the opening concert and a few words about the day. All tickets are valid all day and you can come and go at any time.

Aftershow-Party

After ABOUT POP 2023, we’ll end the day together at an after-show party on Frida’s Pier! Live, among others, will be Dr. Rubinstein!

Arrival

The Wizemann Areal (and thus also the Im Wizemann and the Impact Hub) can be found in Quellenstr. 7, 70376 Stuttgart. It can be reached by public transport (Glockenstrasse stop) or by car.
Public transport: From the Glockenstrasse stop, walk uphill a little and cross Pragstrasse at the traffic light. If you keep going uphill a little further and then turn right onto Quellenstraße, you will be there in a few minutes. You can check your best connection directly from the VVS timetable information:
www.vvs.de/fahrplan
RegioRadStuttgart for flexible journeys: with the polygoCard tariff, the first 30 minutes are free of charge for every bicycle ride, the first 15 minutes with a pedelec and the daily price for 24 hours is a maximum of 7 euros (bicycle), 10 euros (pedelec) and 12 euros (cargo pedelec). For a rental between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. the following day, you pay a maximum of 1.50 euros (in the polygoCard tariff) or 2 euros (basic or light tariff). More information is available at www.regioradstuttgart.de
Car: Those arriving by car can park in the Wizemann parking garage (top two floors). We ask that you do not use the numbered private parking spaces at the beginning of Quellenstrasse. Despite the available parking spaces, we ask that you try to not use your car and to use public transport instead, as far as is possible for you.

APP (FESTIVAL CAMP)

Do you already know the Höme Festivalcamp app? It connects a lot of festivals that you love and provides you with information in advance and on site. The best part is: you can use it for different festivals throughout the year! Install now: App Store // Google Playstore

Awareness

We work together with awareness teams to ensure that you have a good time at our event. There will be more information about this soon. In our FAQs for Awareness and Accessibility you will certainly find interesting points already now. Click here for more!

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct of the ABOUT POP was developed by the Pop-Büro team. You can find it here!

Contact

Behind the ABOUT POP is the team of the Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart. The Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart is the only public institution for the promotion of pop music and pop culture and is the central point of contact for artists and those involved in pop culture. As a partner, we promote, develop and plan projects in pop music, pop and youth culture. We also make a significant contribution to the character and quality of the Stuttgart economic region, actively support and accompany youth culture and define cultural spaces and offers in the Stuttgart region. Here you will find all of our contact options.

Directions

The Wizemann area (and thus also the Im Wizemann and the Impact Hub) can be found at Quellenstr. 7, 70376 Stuttgart. You can get there by public transport (Glockenstraße stop) or by car.
Public transport: From the Glockenstraße stop, walk a short distance uphill and cross Pragstraße at the traffic light. If you keep going uphill for a bit and then turn right into Quellenstraße, you will be there in a few minutes.
Car: If you arrive by car, you can park in the Wizemann parking garage (top two floors). We ask that you do not use the numbered private parking spaces at the beginning of Quellenstraße. However, despite parking spaces, we ask you to refrain from using your car as far as possible and to use public transport.

Entry

The entrance will probably be in front of the Im Wizemann again in 2023. All tickets are valid all day and you can come and go at any time.

Networking

This year we want to create even more space for professional and personal exchange. Let yourself be surprised!

Newsletter

Register now for the ABOUT POP newsletter and don’t miss any news and exclusive specials. Let’s get started via Mailchimp!

Organizer

Behind the ABOUT POP is the team of the Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart. The Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart is the only public institution for the promotion of pop music and pop culture and is the central point of contact for artists and those involved in pop culture. As a partner, we promote, develop and plan projects in pop music, pop and youth culture. We also make a significant contribution to the character and quality of the Stuttgart economic region, actively support and accompany youth culture and define cultural spaces and offers in the Stuttgart region. The pop office is an offer from the Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH and the Stuttgarter Jugendhaus gGmbH with the support of the state capital Stuttgart (cultural office).

Playlist

Do you want to warm up to ABOUT POP and the associated pre-sessions? Then we would like to recommend our current playlist on Spotify.

Pre-Sessions

From April 21st to June, various so-called pre-sessions will take place. Various cultural events take place in different locations – some organized by us, many in cooperation with the locations. And best of all: With a ticket to ABOUT POP you get free admission to the pre-sessions (while they last). Get an overview of all dates here!

Press

Are you a press representative and looking for press information about ABOUT POP? Then take a look at our press portal!

Press reviews

Everyone is talking about us! Don’t believe it? Then read it yourself!

Program

We are currently working feverishly to finalize our program for ABOUT POP 2023. Most of it has already been announced. You can get up to date information alway Instagram and in the Festivalcamp app, as well as in-full on our website.

Supported by

Without our supporting institutions, funding at federal, state and regional level, sponsors and our media partners, we could only dream of an event like ABOUT POP. We are very grateful. All our supporters from near and far can be found here in the overview.

Tickets

There are standard tickets and discounted tickets. All tickets (regardless of their category) are also valid for the pre-sessions. More information about tickets and the ticket shop is available here.

Venue

For a venue (or: location), we have found a very versatile place in the Wizemann Areal. Here you will find more background information about the former industrial site, which is now used as a cultural location.

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