Tune in

Our Spotify playlist with all so far confirmed artists performing live on the  Open Source Festival on July 13th 2019.


OSF+, the event series of the Open Source Festival as a supplement to the annual festival. Concerts, film screenings and club nights are on the agenda… More

Open Squares

These are the Open Squares.

Here is your place to present, network and discover. Apply now!


Your idea is there and it wants out – out of the lab, the studio, out of the office or store. The Open Squares are a platform to present your visions to the public.

This competition is addressed to all creative minds from NRW – no matter if its art, design, photography, music, fashion or simply your own category.


An interdisziplinary expert panel will pick 20 ideas and projects whom we provide a 3m x 3m presentation area in form of a cupola tent.

Interested? You (and your team) can apply from March 5th until May 10th here:

What do the winners get?

– a free exhibition area at the Open Source Festival on July 13th with about 7000 visitors

– promotion of your idea/ your project on all social media channels of the festival (facebook, flyer, website etc.)

– support of the OPEN SQUARES Team

– free enty to the festival as well as additional guest list



How can you take part?

– you are a creative mind and you have an idea or a project that you want to present to the public

– you are from North-Rhine-Westfalia and want to apply solo or in a team

– send us a short information about the project, a photo and your idea of how to present it at the festival via the online form

We are looking forward to your applications!

conditions of participation:

application sheet:

Friendly supported by: Ministeriums für Wirtschaft, Energie, Industrie, Mittelstand und Handwerk des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.


Cardinal Sessions Showcase

Together with our partner of the Young Talent Stage sipgate we have considered something very special and invited Cardinal Sessions from Cologne to do a showcase! The focus here was on the sipgate Young Talent Stage, where every year newcomer bands from North Rhine-Westphalia prove their talent and ability.

With 5 of the 8 winning bands from this year, as well as 2 former bands from the Young Talent Stage, we recorded the Cardinal Sessions showcase for the Open Source Festival together with Cardinal Sessions at sipgate in early June. Watch the full playlist here!


Carpet Waves:



Orange Swan:

Sue Lèwig:

Suzan Köcher:

So war’s beim OSF18

7000 x Danke?
Seifenblasen statt Streifenwagen – hier geht’s zu den Pressreviews, Bildergalerien und Aftermovies… More


Empty stomach does not dance well … This year we have for you a wide selection of culinary delights for the big and the little hungry.

The Open Source Festival is happy to announce an Open Call for musicians and producers worldwide. is a Light and Sound Installation by our long term cooperation partner Mischa Kuball at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Artists well known to Open Source Festival visitors already contributed sound to – such as Roedelius, Stabil Elite, Kreidler, Pyrolator, Michael Scheibenreiter, Andrew Pekler, Thomas Klein, Lucas Croon, BAR, Söhnlein Brilliant, DJ Normal 4, Cass., Hans Nieswandt…
Since the opening of res·o·nant on November 16th, all musicians and producers are now invited to contribute their sound to the installation. The deadline for entries is 31 January 2018. Follow this link for all information.


Since 9 years the Open Source Festival and Professor Mischa Kuball invite Students from KHM Köln to Düsseldorf to contribute to the Festival program. More


Open Source Festival

Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf