Festivals

ALL AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) organizes the annual "All American Music Festival" in the centre of Luxembourg, which is attended by up to 8,000 visitors each year. Held over three days, this open air music festival will plunge Luxembourg into the musical and culinary ambiance of the American Deep South. Every year on "place Guillaume II", is a big swinging music stage which hosts around 50 live musicians playing all styles of American music, including jazz, dixieland, New Orleans, swing, blues, country and gospel music.

BLUES EXPRESS DIFFERDANGE

The Blues Express is one of Luxembourg's biggest Blues music festivals and takes place in July in Fond-de-Gras and Lasauvage (Differdange). The one-day blues festival is known to attract visitors from near and far. The event isn’t just for hardcore blues or jazz fans, it is also an event for both the young and old. Besides the many concerts, visitors also have the opportunity to visit different art exhibitions as well as two museums and a market. Music fans can move between the two sites (Fond-de- Gras & Lasauvage) using the famous Minièresbunn, a mining train travelling 90 metres underground. The “Train 1900” (tourist steam train) connects Pétange to the venue.

website: www.bluesexpress.lu

BLUES'N JAZZ RALLYE

The famous Blues 'n' Jazz Rallye is a crazy, annual music marathon and one of Luxembourg's summer highlights. Every summer in mid July, this blues and jazz marathon organized by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) in cooperation with the Blues Club Lëtzebuerg, attracts up to 25,000 music lovers who gather in the picturesque old city quarters of the Grund and Clausen. Its success story is not only based on music, but also on the good vibes, the charged atmosphere and the beauty of the surrounding fortress settings.

website: www.festivals.lcto.lu/fr/blues-n-jazz-rallye

E-LAKE

E-lake is a free 3 day open-air music festival with a varied music program ranging from rock to techno. The festival has attracted more than 20,000 festival goers in previous years and takes place beside lake Echternach.

Previous acts to have played E-Lake include: Benoît Martiny Band, Napoleon Gold, Tuys, Ice In My Eyes, Aamar, The Majestic Unicorns From Hell, Juli, Beatsteaks, Blumentopf, Clueso, Die Firma, Die Happy, Donots, Hooverphonic, K's Choice, Sportfreunde Stiller, Such a Surge...

website: www.e-lake.lu

FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE DUDELANGE

Since 1994, Dudelange and the Fête de la Musique is a love affair that brings together rock, indie, electro, folk and pop styles, and has done for more than two decades, with ever-increasing success. This is a musical feast, which signals that summer has officially begun. More than 70 groups and artists perform on 13 open-air stages and in cafes, offering an unprecedented variety of musical styles. The Dudelange Fête de la Musique is an unmissable annual event, when music lovers stroll through the streets, their hearts beating as one, captivated by the eclectic rhythms. 

Past acts:

Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Joris, K’s Choice, Puggy, Katzenjammer, The Hooters, Gentleman, Mighty Oaks, Intergalatic Lovers, The Majority Says, Julian Le Play, Leslie Clio, Fish, Die Happy, Arid, Le Peuple de l’Herbe, Arno, Tito & Tarantula, Mrs Greenbird, Ezio, Wallis Bird, Red Cardell, Faudel, Poppa Chubby, Alphaville, Krezip, Wolf Maahn, Jeremy Days, Luxuslärm, Fool’s Garden, Louis Bertignac, Alphaville, Faudel, Royal Republic, Impala Ray...

Promoter:

Ville de Dudelange
In cooperation with Opderschmetz (Dudelange regional cultural centre)

Contact : john.rech[at]dudelange.lu

Tel : +352 51 61 21 280

website: www.fdlm-dudelange.lu

FESTIVAL DE WILTZ

Since the creation of the festival in 1953, this open theatre is the annual meeting point for artists as well as theatrical and musical ensembles of international breadth.
In 1953 a handful of people from Wiltz had the extraordinary idea to create a Festival in the North of Luxembourg. From theatre one passed to jazz music all naturally, and one noticed that a public of connoisseurs and amateurs replied with attentiveness to this initiative. Thus, the Festival of Wiltz was able to present to its public some of the biggest artists of our time, and that for the first time in our country.
In 1991 a removable roof, which offers a refuge to thousand spectators, was installed. So the problem of bad weather was solved and the public was able to enjoy once more extraordinary acoustic conditions.
Bands: Manuel Barrueco, Carlo Bergonzi, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Maurice Béjart, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Manitas de Plata, Yves Duteil, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Jan Garbarek, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, John Scofield...

website: http://www.festivalwiltz.lu/

FOOD FOR YOUR SENSES

The Food For Your Senses Festival is THE festival for the Luxembourgish alternative music scene. It offers a range of music, exhibitions, camping and much more. Food For Your Senses is an outdoor festival that takes place in the month of May over a span of 3 days.

website: www.ffys.eu

LAST SUMMER DANCE FESTIVAL

The Last Summer Dance festival is a participative festival with an eclectic mix of music, workshops and arts at the end of August - start of September. Over two days, the idyllic castle park of Erpeldange-sur-Sure is filled with music from near and far, including bands like Konoba, Blue Nipple Boys, Tuys, The Disliked and Giant Rooks.

contact: contact(at)lastsummerdance(dot)lu
website: www.lastsummer-dance.squarespace.com

LIKE A JAZZ MACHINE

At the turn of the new millennium, the reputation of Dudelange as Luxembourg’s City of Jazz was already firmly rooted in its outstanding previous history. Relying on this pioneering work and its ultimate commitment to jazz, Mrs. Danielle Igniti (Artistic Director) decided to create an international jazz festival doing justice to the dynamic image of Dudelange, and to defend with refueled fervor its cultural strategy by organizing a common platform for the artists, the public, the professionals and cultural workers, as well as the associations and societies interested in partnership.
Concentrating its efforts on jazz in all its forms, the festival offers a wide and open range of the most various currents, staking on the exceptional quality of the performances, shows and creations.

« Like a Jazz Machine » is a festival for all ages, worthy of a big city’s renown, dedicated to enhance the visibility and the moods of today’s jazz all over the city of Dudelange, the whole of Luxembourg and the large European borderland.

website: www.jazzmachine.lu

LIVE AT VAUBAN

Since 16 years, the music festival "Live at Vauban" is organized every year by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) in the luxembourgish capital city. The 2011 edition featured twelve concerts during three days throughout  November.

The music festival Live at Vauban was launched in 1995, when Luxembourg was the European Capital of Culture. At that time the festival was held in a marquee on the Plateau du St Esprit, which had been transformed into a potent citadel stronghold by the famous fortress builder Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban - after whom the festival took its name. Today the festival stands for a well-thought pattern of lasting cultural development, vouched for by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, and mixes performances by local bands and international ones.

Bands: Marly Marques Quintet, Mister Goldhand, Amadou & Mariam, Die Happy, Youssou n' Dour, Marillion, Stephan Eicher, Keziah Jones...

LUXEMBOURG CLASSICAL MEETING

music:LX, in collaboration with Luxembourg's Philharmonie, organises the Luxembourg Classical Meeting. The main goal of this showcase festival is to present the country's Classical music scene to an audience of representatives of concert halls, festivals, record companies and artistic agencies.

The first edition of the festival was held in June 2015 for the tenth anniversary of the Philharmonie opening.
Artists featured: pianists Jean Muller, Cathy Krier, Francesco Tristano, the ensembles Artemandoline, Trio Koch and Lucilin, clarinetist Max Mausen, opera singers Claudia Moulin and David John Pike.  

The second edition took place on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2017 parallel to the inauguration of the season 2017/18 of the Philharmonie Luxembourg. 
Artists featured: Quatuor Louvigny, Claudia Moulin&Marcelo Amaral, Trio Koch, Joint Venture Percussion Duo, Cathy Krier, Artemandoline, Philippe Schartz&Christopher Williams, Jean Muller. Moreover, the international delegates had the chance to listen to the OPL (Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg) under the baton of its Music Director Gustavo Gimeno, with Sir Bryn Terfel as a soloist. 

contact: luca[at]musiclx.lu

website: www.philharmonie.lu

LUXEMBOURG FESTIVAL

The Luxembourg Festival 2016 includes outstanding productions at the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Philharmonie in October and November:

Opera and music theatre: Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, a new production by Lee Blakeley (Théâtre du Châtelet production, co-production Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg); L’Autre Hiver by Dominique Pauwels (direction, stage and video: Denis Marleau and Stéphanie Jasmi) with United Instruments of Lucilin, Coro Gulbenkian, and the La Monnaie Children’s Choir; Dimitri de Perrot’s «Myousik» with the percussionist Julian Sartorius

Dance: Kaori Ito with the duo «Je danse parce que je me méfie des mots»; «Il Ritorno» by Yaron Lifschitz with Quincy Grant and the Circa Ensemble; Russell Maliphant’s «Conceal | Reveal» with 5 dancers; «Dança Sinfónica » and «Suite Branca» by Grupo Corpo from Brazil.

Orchestras: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Hélène Grimaud; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Daniele Gatti; OPL / Gustavo Gimeno with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Janine Jansen; Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern / Miguel Harth-Bedoya with José Cura; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner with Kristian Bezuidenhout; Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre / Valery Gergiev with Denis Matsuev

Recital: Janine Jansen; Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Anne Sofie von Otter; Gunnar Idenstam and Johan Hedin; Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber

Ciné-Concert: Jean-François Zygel / Fritz Lang

Jazz and world music: Michael Wollny and Vincent Peirani; Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté

website: www.luxembourgfestival.lu

LUXEMBOURG JAZZ MEETING

music:LX, in collaboration with by now traditional partner for this event, neimënster, organises the Luxembourg Jazz Meeting since 2012 every two years. The main goal of this showcase festival is to to present the country's Jazz scene to professionals including artistic directors from renowned festivals, label representatives and international journalists. The past two editions (2016 and 2018), saw the Luxembourg Jazz Meeting evolving in Luxembourg Jazz Meeting&Friends, with some international bands performing.  

Artists featured in the first edition (2012): Marc Demuth / Alain Bedard Duo, Maxime Bender Quartet, Michel Reis Solo, Reis, Demuth Wiltgen, 4s, Claude Pauly's Mindmatter, Apfelbaum, Roby Glod Quartet, Pascal Schumacher Duo, Saxitude, .zip, Shohei Yamaki - guitar solo, Benoit Martiny Group, Ernie Hammes Quartet

Artists featured in the second edition (2014): Pit Dahm Trio, Paul Fox Collective, Pascal Schumacher Quartet, Roby Glod/Andy Champion/Mark Sanders, Meander, Saxitude (Nino Sopranino), KhaliféSchumacherTristano, Michel Reis Quartet, Greg Lamy 4tet, Maxime Bender 4tet, Gast Waltzing & LARGO, Jeff Herr Corporation, Marly Marques Quintet, Karnas - Osborne - Klein

Artists featured in the tirth edition (2016): Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen, Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert, Dock In Absolute, Pascal Schumacher&Maxime Delpierre, Pol Belardi’s Force, Michel Pilz with his project Rimbaud #4 with Georg Ruby, Daniel D-Flat” Weber and Elodie Brochier, Jeff Herr Corporation, Pit Dahm Trio w/ Harmen Fraanje, Maxime Bender Universal Sky, Auguste Quartet (Quebec) and Andreas Rodosthenous Trio (Cyprus).
 
Artists featured in the tirth edition (2018): Krysztof Kobylinski (Poland), Greg Lamy Quartet, Jeff Herr Corporation, Klein, Pol Belardi’s Urban 5, Maxime Bender Universal Sky, Dock In Absolute,  Michel Reis Japan Quartet, Reis Demuth Wiltgen, David Laborier NE:XT, Machado/Ithursarry (France), Claire Parsons Duo. 

contact: music[at]musiclx.lu

website: www.neimenster.lu

MEYOUZIK

The annual world MeYouZik festival takes place in July in the very centre of Luxembourg-city, at the place Guillaume II, rue du St Esprit and place Clairefontaine.
Every year, the festival offers an avalanche of free world music concerts on three different stages. The big Lion Stage on place Guillaume II hosts international headliners whereas the smaller Holy Ghost Stage in the rue du St Esprit is dedicated to electronic world music and DJ's. As part of the festival, the culinary and informative MeYouVillage presents institutions and NGO's that are active in development aid projects as well as a third music stage.

website: www.festivals.lcto.lu/fr/meyouzik

OMNI

Omni, the unidentified musical objects festival takes place every year in July at the Cultural Meeting Centre of Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg. "Dialogue between cultures and culture of dialogue", it mixes all kind of music styles and art - exhibitions, theatre, concerts, open-air festival, etc.
Bands: Manu Chao, Kati Meloua, Joss Stone, Jean-Luc Ponty, Foals, Goldfrapp, PJ Harvey...

 website: www.neimenster.lu

OUT OF THE CROWD

The Out Of The Crowd Festival takes place every year at the Kulturfabrik in Esch-Sur-Alzette-Luxembourg and brings you all the best in Indie/Experimental music.

The festival exists since April 2004 and brought to the Kulturfabrik amazing acts such as 65daysofstatic, Pvt, Forward Russia, Engine Down, Honey For Petzi, Ted Leo & The Phramacists; Pelican, These Arms Are Snakes, Baths, And So I Watch You From Afar, Battles a.m.m.

website: www.ootcfestival.com

PRINTEMPS MUSICAL

In 2011, the "Printemps Musical" jazz and world music festival organised by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) celebrates its 29th anniversary. The 2011 edition of the renowned music festival of the Luxembourgish capital city plays host to an innovative programme blending both international artists as well as some new faces worth discovering. After 29 years, the festival has established itself as a veritable evergreen and has become an essential institution in the Luxembourgish culture calendar.

Bands: KhaliféSchumacherTristano, Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen, Remo Cavallini, Ben l'Oncle Soul, Goran Bregovic, Tony Allen, Abdullah Ibrahim, Bauchklang, The Afro Cuban All Stars, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Al di Meola, Rokia Traoré, Roy Ayers, Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Tower of Power...

website: www.festivals.lcto.lu/fr/printemps-musical

RAINY DAYS

Powerful, wild, and primeval – over the first two weekends of December, the rainy days festival presents contemporary sound landscapes no lawnmower could tame. Orchestral works run wild in two concerts with Ilan Volkov and the OPL; a wild free-jazz big band; a Wild West-style avant-garde rock trio; artificial woods out of a socket, heroes from northern sagas, tigers from America, and crocodiles from Manchester – all add up to a boisterous, eclectic, indoor and outdoor festival.

Venues include – as well as the Philharmonie, the Grand Théâtre, and the Mudam – the rocky setting around Neumünster Abbey, the storied casino cellar, and the city’s untidy outskirts: waste land, industrial ruins, and the bustle of pre-Christmas shopping malls. Even in the concert hall, the OPL and the highly cultivated ensemble recherche indulge in shows of force and outbursts of rage…

With festival debuts by exceptional ensembles (London Jazz Composers Orchestra, Blueblut, Distractfold, PHACE, and Magnus Lindberg’s Toimii Ensemble) and premieres and new work by Pierluigi Billone, Roby Glod, Alexis Guneratne, David Helbich, Steve Kaspar/Trixi Weis, Catherine Kontz, Jorge López, Daniel Ott/Enrico Stolzenburg, Alexander Schubert, Maurizio Spiridigliozzi, Pamelia Stickney/Mark Holub/Chris Janka, and many others.

contact: dramaturgie[at]philharmonie.lu

website: www.rainydays.lu

ROCK UM KNUEDLER

Rock um Knuedler is the capital's biggest open air rock festival with free entry. Every summer, up to 15.000 music lovers thrive during 10 hours, while luxembourgish bands and international headliners rock on 2 stages on the place Guillaume II.

The festival Rock um Knuedler has been created 21 years ago by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) who is the official promoter of the event. Ever since then, it has been a platform for Luxembourg's most talented rock bands as well as a festival of vast scale. The little Horse Stage is a real thermometer of Luxembourg's latest rock trends while the bigger Lion Stage hosts the more popular bands and international headliners. The LCTO individually book the international bands, but cooperates with the "Centre de Ressources de la Rockhal Esch" ("Centre de Musiques Amplifiées") to choose the Luxembourgish bands.

Bands: Tuys, Mutiny On The Bounty, Porn Queen, Seed To Tree, My Own Ghost, Communicaution, Go By Brooks, The Tame & The Wild, Lata Gouveia, Elysian Gates, Ben Harper, Texas, Simple Minds, Alan Parsons Live Project, Cheb Mami, Johnny Clegg, Toto...

website: www.festivals.lcto.lu/fr/rock-um-knuedler/

ROCK-A-FIELD

Rock A Field is the biggest rock festival in Luxembourg and is organized by "den Atelier" team. It is held in June in a fabulous green setting south of Luxembourg city near the town of Roeser.

Bands: Dream Catcher, Mutiny On The Bounty, Versus You, Lost In Pain, Ice In My Eyes, Angel At My Table, The Majestic Unicorns From Hell, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian, Kings of Leon, The Verve, The Kooks, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Placebo...

website: www.atelier.lu/raf

SONIC VISIONS

Located between Belgium, France and Germany, SONIC VISIONS is a Showcase and Conference Festival that creates a platform for professionals all over the music industry as well as for the international audience.

Previous editions included gigs by artists such as When 'Airy Met Fairy, Scarred, Cherokee, Rome, Say Yes Dog, An Apple A Day, Napoleon Gold, Bonaparte, Naive New Beaters, Royal Republic and keynotes by music professionals such as Carl Leighton-Pope, Alan McGee (Creation Records) and Ross Robinson (producer - KoRn, Klaxons, Slipknot, The Cure...)

website: www.sonicvisions.lu

THE CULTURAL FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL CASINO 2000

Over 20 spectacles nad exhibitions, over 100 artists and 4 days of live music!
Created in 2005, The Cultural Flavours of the World festival- has become known to being THE cultural meeting-point to attend Every year the festival brings together a number of young regional and international talents combined with the best scene of pop, rock and world music!

ZELTIK

Since 1997, around mid-March, the city of Dudelange is turning into the Mecca of Celtic music, hosting the jewels of this music genre at the Zeltik. The colorful festival takes place at the Alliance appendix of the Lycée Nic Biever’s sports hall. 2017 will be the 20th anniversary of the renown event. Traditionally, the 19th edition will be preceded by the ‘Celtic Prelude’, which will open the festivities on Friday 11 March at 8pm at St Martin’s church with the Berlin Pipe Company (Scottish Pipes & Drums) and Erik Hoppe at the organ. Saturday evening

Past acts:

Carlos Núñez, The Red Hot Chilli Pipes, Capercaillie, The Waterboys, The Levellers, Altan, Dervish, Los Paperboys, Soldat Louis, Moya Brennan, Dan Ar Braz, The Danceperados of Ireland, Celtic Legends, Skerryvore, The Rapparees, Bagad Kemper, Salsa Celtica, Urban Trad, Beoga, Guichen, Red Cardell, Xosé Manuel Budiño, Seth Lakeman, Bodh’aktan, The Kilkennys, Niahm Ni Charra Band, Cara, An Erminig etc.

Promoter:

City of Dudelange and CID - Centre d’Intervention

contact: john.rech[at]dudelange.lu 

Phone: +352 51 61 21 280 

website: www.zeltik.lu