Apple has confirmed it plans a "major presence" at key European music event, Musikmesse 2006.

Musikmesse is Europe's largest annual trade fair for musical instruments, software, computers, sheet music and accessories. This year the event takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, between March 29 to April 1. Apple will exhibit in Hall 5.1 at stand 71.

Apple explains: "Find out how Apple's GarageBand software can kick-start a musician's career; test-drive the latest version of Logic Pro; learn more about Final Cut Studio's production, finishing, and delivery capabilities; and get the lowdown on cutting-edge networking technologies such as Xsan and distributed audio processing."