Cosmopop’s figurehead is the underground event “Time Warp” in Mannheim. Since 1994, it is Germany's most prestigious indoor techno festival presenting international artist-avant-garde electronic music. Thanks to a perfect staging of music in light and space, “Time Warp” conveys a unique must-attend dance experience in the electronic music scene.
Since 2005, “Time Warp” has also been successfully present abroad: After one-time stops in Prague and Vienna, the festival was established in the Netherlands in 2008 with editions in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Utrecht. In 2011 and 2012, guest performances in Milan followed. Having regularly staged events in several European countries, the USA and Argentina alongside a fan base worldwide, “Time Warp” has become one of the best-known and most authentic electronic festivals on the international stage.
"Time Warp, the most prestigious techno festival in the world, makes its way to New York," the largest US alternative weekly newspaper "Village Voice" wrote welcoming the first edition of “Time Warp” in North America. As part of its successful 20th anniversary tour, “Time Warp” made a stop in Buenos Aires. Overall, more than 40,000 fans attended the premieres in South and North America thus confirming the international status and importance of the brand.
The Most Significant Export Hit of Mannheim’s Music Industry
For the newly crowned “Unesco City of Music" Mannheim, “Time Warp” has now become the music industry export hit par excellence and thus also an ambassador for the city. No other music event has attracted so many international fans to the city, transmitting simultaneously Mannheim’s reputation as a music city in the world.