jazzahead! Deadline 2024


September 06, 2023 Registration start for professional participants (all days) and (co-)exhibitors / start for Showcase Applications
October 18, 2023 Deadline 1st Early Bird Rate for professional participants (all days) / Deadline for Showcase Applications
November 29, 2023 Deadline Autumn Rate for professional participants (all days)
December 06, 2023 Start for day pass bookings
Mid December Public announcement of the 2024 showcase bands
February 21, 2024 Deadline Winter Rate for professional participants (all days)
February 29, 2024 Exhibitor Booking Deadline
March 07, 2024 Booking deadline Services/furniture (Exhibitor Service Center) - without surcharge
March 21, 2024 Booking deadline Services/furniture (Exhibitor Service Center) - 25% surcharge
March 27, 2024 Deadline Spring Rate for professional participants (all days) / Online registration deadline for professional participants & Co-Exhibitors
April 08, 2024 on-site registration with surcharge still possible
April 13, 2024 Booking deadline Services/furniture (Exhibitor Service Center) - 50% surcharge
By Car

Our electronic fair guide navigates you from the motorway through the city to MESSE BREMEN.

Please note: If you use a navigation system, enter "Theodor-Heuss-Allee" as the destination. This will take you directly to the Bürgerweide car park. The parking garage can be reached by entering "Hollerallee 99".

There are up to 2,500 parking spaces available at the Bürgerweide car park, depending on integration of the space into event areas or use as outdoor area. Further information and parking fees of BREPARK are available here .

The parking garage Messe offers 250 parking spaces, access via the Holleralle. Find more information at the Traffic Management Center .

Information about the environmental zone in Bremen can be found here .

By Train, Bus & Tram

From the main station you take the exit on to the Bürgerweide, cross an open space and then you already reach the halls of MESSE BREMEN within 5 minutes.

An excellent offer: use sustainable transport and relax while you travel. Get the Event Ticket with Deutsche Bahn. That special is extra for you. Your Event Ticket at a single nationwide one-way price of 51,90€ (train-specific travel) or 72,90€ (unrestricted choice of trains), available from every DB station.

Book your journey here

If you are traveling to us from within the city, take the following bus lines to us: 24 (stop Blumenthalstraße), 26 and 27 (stop Messe Centrum).

The journey is also possible by tram: with the lines 6 and 8 (stop Blumenthalstraße) or 5 (stop Messe Centrum). Here you can get a timetable via the BSAG website .

By Plane

From Bremen Airport Hans Koschnick you can reach us by taxi or tram in just 15 minutes (line 6 to Blumenthalstraße stop).

More information, also about the many flights to and from Bremen, can be found on the website of Bremen Airport Hans Koschnick .

Arrange your hotel accommodation now!


If you are a showcasing artist and are looking for accommodation, please contact Insa Stanke.

The Bremen Convention Bureau offers rooms in different price categories to all participants of jazzahead! 2024.

Your benefit:

  • all rates are including breakfast
  • all rooms can be cancelled (see cancellation terms)
  • payment will be made directly on site at the booked hotel
  • almost all hotels can be reached by foot from the congress venue
  • personal advice

All prices are fixed rates which we guarantee for 4 weeks before arrival (subject to availability).
Afterwards there are only hotel rooms available with up-to-date rates.

Each room needs one booking process. For individual hotel bookings up to five rooms please use for each reservation this online link ! Please use the button “new hotel booking” at the end of each booking process. If you want to book more than five rooms, please contact me directly by e-mail.

Please use our hotel overview to receive further hotel information or contact us for personal advice.

Contact: Bremen Convention Bureau
WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH
Katharina Ritschel
Tel.: +49 (0)421 30800 17
E-Mail: ritschel@bremen-tourism.de

WARNING EXHIBITOR HOUSING SERVICES (EHS) and others

Our exhibitors have been contacted by EHS, Dynamix Services and other agencies directly with special hotel deals. We are in no way in contact or affiliated with this company. If you want to book a hotel safely, please use the approved hotel list by jazzahead! and Bremen Convention Bureau.

Opening hours of jazzahead!

Hall 6 (Trade Fair)

  • Thu 11 April 2024 10.00 AM – 07.00 PM
  • Fri 12 April 2024 10.00 AM – 07.00 PM
  • Sat 13 April 2024 10.00 AM – 06.00 PM

Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof (Showcases)

  • Thu 11 April 2024 · 02.30 PM – 00.45 AM
  • Fri 12 April 2024 · 02.30 PM – 00.45 AM
  • Sat 13 April 2024 · 02.30 PM – 01.15 AM
Exhibitors can enter one hour before to the official opening hours of the trade fair.

We warn against scam and phishing emails

Our participants have repeatedly been contacted via mail by a company claiming to be selling the jazzahead! 2023 visitors/attendees list. Please do not answer their request! We would like to point out that we are in no way affiliated with this. The brand name “jazzahead!” was used without our knowledge or consent for these mailings.In case you receive mails in that manner, we advise you to disregard and discard it.As a jazzahead! attendee with a registration valid for the current year, you will always have access to the detailed attendee list via our participants portal.

Please read more about other warnings of scam mails here:

FAQ

When can I apply for a showcase?

The application phase for jazzahead! 2024 starts with the registration on September 6th, 2023 . Applications are possible until October 18th, 2023. After that date, the application process is closed. The showcase application system is online-based. The steps of the online system are described in the next FAQ.

How can I apply for a showcase?

Applications for the jazzahead! 2024 are possible from September 6th, 2023 until October 18th, 2023.

In general, precondition for applying for a showcase slot in 2024 is that a registered (co-) exhibitor or professional participant (all days) of jazzahead! 2024 proposes the band/artist. Of course, bands/artists can register as (co-)exhibitors (e.g. with an umbrella stand) or professional participants (all days) themselves as well.

An international jury of experts will then review all applications and select which of the proposed bands/artists will get one of the showcase slots.

After the registration, it is very easy to submit an application online via our online system. Please read the next FAQ to get more information about the online application.

How does the application process work?

Applications for the jazzahead! 2024 are possible from September 6th, 2023 until Ocotber 18th, 2023.

In general, the showcase application system is online-based.

The steps are as follows:

1: Register as (co-) exhibitor or professional participant (all days) here
2: Read and accept the Preconditions for showcase applications beforehand (they need to be accepted during the application process)
3: Submit the application via the online application system in the participants portal. Please select the fitting module for your band and enter all information needed.

For which module should my band apply?

The on-site program at jazzahead! 2024 will only feature 40 showcases in four modules - European Showcases, German Jazz Expo, Dutch Showcases and Overseas Showcases -, they are open for applications.


For the European Showcases the majority of the band members should have a residence in Europe, excl. Germany and the Netherlands. For the Overseas Showcases the majority of the band members should have a residence outside of Europe. For the German Jazz Expo the majority of the band members should have a residence in Germany. For the Dutch Showcases the majority of the band members should have a residence in the Netherlands.

The assignment of the modules European Showcases and Overseas Showcases is geographically based - not political. Bands from Africa, the Middle East, Saudi Arabia or Asia are bidding on the Overseas Showcases. Bands / artists from Turkey and Russia are applying for the European Showcases.

You can suggest one band for each showcase module only (4 modules = 4 bands max.). The same band cannot be submitted for different modules!

My band is touring, are you interested in booking us?

The jazzahead! showcasing bands always apply and are chosen by a jury. jazzahead! does not make the booking for the showcase concerts. Please see the first question for details on how to apply for a showcase concert.

What are my options to attend jazzahead!?

You can participate as an exhibitor with your own stand or you can register as a co-exhibitor with an umbrella stand, professional participant or press representative.
In addition, from November on you can book the "Only Online" option for our hybrid event in 2023.
All participation options with prices and hall plans can be found here. The following services are only available as a registered participant:

1. Entrance to the trade fair exhibition and conferences in Hall 6 and the showcases in Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
2. Personal badge & jazzahead!-bag with information material (issued at the venue)
3. Entry in the list of professional participants with all important personal data and a log-in to the online database
4. WIFI is included at jazzahead!
5. Regular discount on the tickets for the jazzahead! Gala Concert at the Congress Centrum Bremen and jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT in Bremen city.

How can I register?

You can register online as an exhibitor, co-exhibitor, professional participant or media representative for jazzahead!. All important information can be found here.

Registration will be possible online until 13 April 2023. After that date registration is only possible on site. Please note: A registration as a professional participant on site will be charged additionally with 20 € + 19% VAT. Registration as an exhibitor or co-exhibitor is no longer possible on site.
For our hybrid edition in 2023 there is also the option of booking an "only online" option.

How can I pay?

Payment via invoice is only possible for exhibitors. Payment is to be made after the issue of the invoice immediately and at the latest 14 days after receiving the invoice. As an exhibitor you can pay by bank transfer, credit card or Paypal. For co-exhibitors and professional participants we accept payment only via credit card, paypal or Sofortüberweisung (immediate money transfer).
Payment is required directly after you hit “submit order”. You’ll be directly forwarded to the payment after the order is submitted. You will get the invoice to your indicated e-mail after your online registration. Please notice that the sending could take a few days.

In which cases do I need to pay VAT?

Customers from Germany have to pay the GERMAN VAT. We can only remit the VAT of 19% for other exhibitors (inside and outside of Europe) with an own stand if we have the necessary certifications. Registrations as professional participants or as co-exhibitors are reliable to German VAT in any case, they are handled like visitor tickets.

Is the access to the showcase concerts included in my registration?

Yes, visiting the showcase concerts is included in the respective days of registration to the trade fair.

Tickets for the jazzahead! Gala Concert and the CLUBNIGHT can be purchased on site or at presale for the reduced price.

Can I change my on-site participation to an only-online-only participation?

Yes, this is possible until April 13th, 2023. We will refund you the difference in price. Please contact Malena Drela with your request.

Can I change my online-only participation to an on-site participation?

Yes, this is possible until April 13th, 2023. You will receive an invoice from us to pay the price difference. Please contact Malena Drela with your request.

When can I place technical orders, such as furniture, plants and electricity for my stand?

If you are already registered as an exhibitor and have received your stand booking confirmation, you can log into the jazzahead! exhibitors portal, view all options and place orders conveniently online.

How may I arrange delivery of goods and packages for my stand?

For deliveries please use the following address:

jazzahead!
exhibitor name
hall 6 & stand No. c/o MESSE BREMEN / M3B GmbH
Tor D / Depot
Hollerallee 99
28215 Bremen
Germany.

How does the application process work?

Applications for the jazzahead! 2024 are possible from September 6th, 2023 until Ocotber 18th, 2023.

In general, the showcase application system is online-based.

The steps are as follows:

1: Register as (co-) exhibitor or professional participant (all days)here
2: Read and accept the Preconditions for showcase applications beforehand (they need to be accepted during the application process)
3: Submit the application via the online application system in the participants portal. Please select the fitting module for your band and enter all information needed.

How do I know who else is coming to jazzahead!, and how can I arrange a meeting prior to the event?

If you are registered as an exhibitor, co-exhibitor, professional participant or media representative you will find a list of the participants including their contact details in our participants portal. Please note that you only see those participants who have accepted the online listing.
Based on the new GDPR, registered participants can reject the online listing of the data. Therefore, a complete list of all participants in advance is no longer possible.

May I sell merchandise or other items at my stand at jazzahead!?

Sales transactions are permitted. This excludes gastronomic products. For all exhibits prices are to be clearly marked including VAT and other hidden costs. During consumer events the exhibitor undertakes to refrain from all unfair competition against other exhibitors and local businesses.

Can I attend the concerts if I am not registered for jazzahead! as (co-)exhibitor or professional participant?

Yes, tickets for the showcase concerts, the gala concert and the CLUBNIGHT are available for presale at Nordwest Ticket and on site. More information can be found here on our website.

Do you offer special hotel deals?

Yes, please have a look at the option here . If you are a showcasing artist and are looking for accommodation, please contact Insa Stanke.

What are the opening times?
How can I book my ticket for jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT?

A CLUBNIGHT ticket gives access to all venues and can be purchased at presale in our webshop by Nordwest Ticket, on site during the trade fair or on the evening of the event at the participating venues.

Professional participants of jazzahead! can purchase this ticket at the reduced price.

Presale has already started. More information can be found here on our website.

Do the venues offer disabled access?

The exhibition centre, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof and Die Glocke do provide disabled access. For information regarding other venues, please get in touch with us.

How can I apply with my band to play at CLUBNIGHT?

The booking of the bands will be handled exclusively by the clubs, but jazzahead! will help arrange country or label nights and will also forward showcase applications selected by the artistic management team to the clubs on request. So there is no additional application process.

Downloads 2024

jazzahead! Trade Fair GUIDE & NOTEBOOK 2024

Here you can get the Program Booklet 2024, after beeing published:
Publishing date (Online): 14.03.2024
Publishing date (Print): 11.04.2024

Would you like to be part of the jazzahead! Guide?
Booking deadline: 29.02.2024

Book Your Ad

Program Booklet 2024 (PDF)

jazzahead! Festival Brochure 2024

Here you can get your Festival Brochure 2024, after beeing published:
Publishing date (Print & Online): 05.03.2024

Would you like to be part of the jazzahead! Brochure?
Booking deadline: 06.02.2024

Book Your Ad

jazzahead! Festival Brochure 2024 (PDF)  

jazzahead! Sponsoring

Download Sponsoringmap in DE (PDF)

jazzahead! Media Rates

Download Media rates 2024 (PDF)

jazzahead! Digital press kit and photos

We provide our digital press kit and actual photos in our cloud
(password: Jazzahead!_2024):

Go to press kit and photos

jazzahead! Rent a Room

At jazzahead! 2024 you have three options for booking a room for your own event: the Conference Room directly at the fair in hall 6, the exclusive Business Lounge in Hall 7 or the Magazinboden at Schlachthof.
Time slots are set according to agreement later in time.

For further information, please refer to our cost and information sheet.
For inquiries contact Janika Achenbach using the form provided.

Rent a Room Cost and Info (PDF) Rent a Room Inquiry (Word-Form)

jazzahead! Acquisition Flyer

 Acquisition Flyer (PDF)

Downloads 2023

JAZZAHEAD! Trade Fair GUIDE & NOTEBOOK 2023

Here you can get the Program Booklet 2023:

Program Booklet 2023 (PDF)

jazzahead! Festival Brochure 2023

The jazzahead! Festival brings art and culture from Germany and international jazz to Bremen in April!

jazzahead! Festival Brochure 2023 (PDF)

Conditions of Participation

Special Terms & conditions exhibitors

Special Terms & conditions exhibitors (PDF)

Special Terms & conditions co-exhibitors

Special Terms & conditions co-exhibitors (PDF)

Special Terms & conditions professional participants

Special Terms & conditions professional participants (PDF)

General terms and conditions – IDFA guidelines

General terms and conditions – IDFA guidelines (PDF)

Technical Guidelines

Technical Guidelines (PDF)

Technical Guidelines Trusses

Technical Guidelines Trusses (PDF)