The authorities want to avoid participants from high-risk areas coming to the fair and being infected. A health check of trade fair participants would be so extensive that Messe Frankfurt would not be able to carry it out. Behind the decision is also the increased number of travel restrictions, which would mean that potentially important visitors and exhibitors may be absent.
The decision thus leads to the 40th edition of Musikmesse being postponed to the future.
Updated 2020-03-13 at 16.53: The local nearby events Musikmesse Plaza and Musikmesse Festival would initially have progressed as planned, but Musikmesse just announced that these events will also be canceled. In the case of the Musikmesse Festival, events with less than 1,000 people can still be held.
The music fair did not announce any new dates as previously promised, however, that the fair will not be held at all this year. We assume that this means that the fair will be held in 2021.