Our Story

For thirteen years now, the Open Source Festival in Düsseldorf has been the pop and culture festival for the creative scene in NRW. Every year around 7,500 visitors flock to the beautiful grounds of the racecourse in the middle of the Grafenberg forest and celebrate a colourful mixture of music, art and culture.

After more than ten years Open Source Festival we continue the idea of interdisciplinary creativity and proudly present you our first bonus level since 2018: the OSF Congress on the day before the festival, which not only stands out from other congresses in the location and creates an exclusive and at the same time familiar inspiration arena in the middle of the pre-festival events.

With exciting keynotes, inspiring panels and in-depth workshops, we will play on the festival grounds and create an extraordinary open-air projection screen for new ideas. Of course, it is also about music, but also about design, philosophy, politics, digitalisation, architecture, biology and much more – the main thing is creative, pulsating and inspiring!

An international line-up of thinkers, creators and visionaries from all imaginable industries and business fields of the global market. This is how we let business and creativity collide, in a very unusual and particularly exciting way.

We are there. And you?