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Munich High-End 2021 is cancelled

  • Breaking news from Wuppertal, the home of the High-End Society that organises the Munich High-End Show. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s show is off. Gone. Done. No more. Wie schade.

    From the press release: “The HIGH END 2021 trade show, planned to take place in Munich from September 9 to 12, 2021, has now been moved to May 2022 due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The HIGH END SOCIETY Service GmbH reached this decision after a reassessment of the current situation and in close cooperation with the Board of the HIGH END SOCIETY e.V.

    The world’s leading audio trade show will therefore return to its usual spring timeslot and be held at the MOC Event Center in Munich from May 19 to 22, 2022. The IPS – International Parts + Supply event, which was due to be held alongside the HIGH END, has also be postponed until the new year and will open its doors for the first time on May 19 and 20, 2022.”

    I’m sure this decision wasn’t arrived at quickly or easily but having quickly glanced at Germany’s third wave COVID-19 infection numbers earlier today, it’s most likely the right decision.

    From the High-End Society’s Instagram account: “At the moment, nobody can foresee whether an international trade show would actually be able to take place with satisfying results for everyone involved in September. Also, the risk of having to cancel the event at short notice is simply too high.”

    So be it.

    See you next year, lovely München.

    Further information: High-End Society

    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

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