The countdown is running: there are still a good five months until gamescom 2019 (20 to 24 August). However, in keeping with the great interest in tickets for the world's largest event for computer and video games, the online Ticket Shop will once again be opening early this year. Both trade and private visitors can acquire their gamescom ticket as of 6 March 2019. As usual, the following applies: being quick pays, because early bird contingents for all ticket categories (private and trade visitor tickets) are being offered once again. New this year is the evening ticket, with which interested games fans receive admission to the fair grounds after 5:00 p.m. and can experience gamescom after the highly frequented "rush hour“. The afternoon ticket is no longer being offered. All gamescom tickets can only be purchased in the official online Ticket Shop at www.gamescom.global .
Overview of gamescom tickets
Day tickets for private visitors
The following generally applies: day tickets for private visitors are only available at the online Ticket Shop of gamescom as long as supplies last. Therefore, we recommend that those who wish to definitively test out the latest games for the first time and experience further highlights of gamescom live on location should purchase their ticket soon: for many years in a row now, gamescom day tickets have already been sold out in advance sale". Those who want to save when purchasing a ticket should secure an admission ticket from the limited early bird ticket contingent as quickly as possible. Once the contingents of this ticket category for a day have sold out, the advance sale prices automatically apply. The following applies for all private visitor tickets: a maximum of five tickets per person can be purchased.
NEW: discounted evening tickets for admission after 4:00 p.m.
A discounted evening ticket (7 EUR) can be acquired for the first time this year for the public days. Holders of an evening ticket have access to the entertainment area as of 4:00 p.m. The evening ticket replaces the previous afternoon ticket, among other categories. The reason for the change to this ticket category is the equalisation and better distribution of visitor concentration during the gamescom rush hour. Because experience has shown that many holders of day tickets leave the grounds in the early afternoon or finish their gamescom day after many visits to play stations in one of the event areas, the chance of quicker access to the latest games at the exhibitor stands increases in the early evening. This applies both to the games fans still found in the entertainment area, as well as to holders of an evening ticket. The evening ticket thus contributes to the quality of stay, the improvement of which is one of the goals for gamescom 2019.
An hour head start: pre-entry tickets
There will also be a limited contingent of pre-entry tickets for the first two public days on Wednesday (21.08.) and Thursday (22.08). Holders of this ticket category can already enter the entertainment area after 9:00 a.m., and thus one hour prior to the official opening for private visitors. The following also applies for the pre-entry tickets: they are only available as long as supplies last. In order to ensure early admission, holders of a pre-entry ticket are asked to exclusively use Entrance North or South.
Limited contingent: school class ticket once again in the progrmme
The school class ticket introduced in 2018 will once again be offered for gamescom 2019. It enables school classes outside of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia to undertake an excursion to gamescom in Cologne. The ticket costs 6.50 EUR/person (pupils and accompanying persons), and is available for the public days on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (21, 22 and 23 August). Thanks to numerous educational and media education offerings, such as the gamescom campus, the Jugendforum NRW or gamescom jobs & careers, learning content and fun can be perfectly combined. One example of this is the digital workshop of HABA. The creative educational and experience space, in which children between 6 and 12 years of age can playfully explore the digital world, will take place at gamescom for the first time. Interested schools and teachers can contact the private visitor hotline or use a special e-mail mailbox (email@example.com) to get further information about the necessary steps. It is possible to order school class tickets until 31 July 2019. At least ten people (incl. accompanying persons) per class must participate. A teacher may only place an order for a complete group. However, the contingent of school class tickets is also limited: they are only available as long as supplies last. Reservation is not possible.
Trade visitor tickets for all gamescom days
Trade visitor tickets are also available as of 6 March 2019 online at www.gamescom.global . In addition to day tickets for the days Tuesday to Saturday, 3-day tickets for trade visitors will also be offered in the online Ticket Shop of gamescom in accordance with the duration of the business area (Tuesday, 20 August to Thursday, 22 August). The following generally applies: trade visitors also have the possibility to acquire their admission ticket at reduced prices: limited early bird ticket contingents have been reserved for all trade visitor days in the online shop. The purchase of a trade visitor ticket is only possible for personal use, and is thus issued to a specific person.
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.
The next events:
CCXP Cologne - Comic Con Experience - , Cologne 27.06. - 30.06.2019
gamescom - The world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment (with trade visitor and media day), Cologne 20.08. - 24.08.2019
DMEXCO - , Cologne 11.09. - 12.09.2019
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