Motel Mozaïque Festival announces MOMO Art Motel and more new names. During the 20th edition of MOMO Festival, from 21 to 23 April 2022, visitors will discover new tastemakers in music, performance, dance and visual art.
ROTTERDAM, 1 February 2022 - The Rotterdam festival Motel Mozaïque (MOMO) offers a unique sleeping experience with the project MOMO Art Motel. This Art Motel takes place during the 20th edition of MOMO Festival at OASE, a sustainable-social breeding ground and event space right on the banks of the river Maas. At this inspiring location, performance collective Grande Loge will perform on 22 and 23 April 2022.
MOMO Festival also expands its international music line-up with six new names: London formation caroline is Artist in Residence during MOMO Festival, young British DJ SHERELLE who is rocketing to the top of the bass scene, American neo-soul singer Yaya Bey, Irish post-punk band Enola Gay, British singer-songwriter Keeley Forsyth who is known for her hypnotic vocals and minimalist electronica and Mandy, Indiana, a band from Manchester who frames French songs with energetic rave beats and industrial post-punk.
In addition, the performance programme will include “Motus Sonus (working title)”. This is an unlikely interaction between composer-musician Max Frimout and choreographer-dancer Alesya Dobysh.
MOMO Art Motel
Those who stay at the MOMO Art Motel can count on an unforgettable sleeping experience. From the first edition, Motel Mozaïque offers the possibility to stay overnight at remarkable locations in Rotterdam, where performers often provide the framework and an honest breakfast. During previous editions of MOMO Festival, visitors could for example sleep in specially designed artworks, shop windows, churches or on roofs.
The Art Motel of MOMO Festival 2022 takes place at OASE, a sustainable-social breeding ground and event space right on the banks of the river Maas. In this inspiring place, performance collective Grande Loge initiates a nightly sky storming under the direction of David Christelle.
Artist in Residence: caroline
During MOMO Festival 2022, the London formation caroline will be Artist in Residence for three days. What exactly this special project entails will be announced in the run-up to the festival.
On each of her handful of singles, caroline builds a hypnotic soundscape step by step, with influences from Midwestern emo, Appalachian folk and classical minimalism. Nothing too rushed, careful improvisation. In 2019, the eight-piece had only played about five live shows when they were noticed by the illustrious Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis. The label will release their debut album on 25 February 2022, but according to NME and Stereogum, among others, Caroline are already one of the bands to keep an eye on next year.
Thirty acts have already been announced for the programme of the Rotterdam festival;
Amenti Theatre Company, Balimaya Project, Benjamin Kahn, Billy Nomates, Blak Saagan, Broadside Hacks, Famous, Finn Ronsdorf, Gino-Cochise, Gita Buhari, Hand Habits, INNERWOUD, Jean-Michel Blais, Jockstrap, Katy J. Pearson, Mathieu Charles, MC Yallah & Debmaster, Meskerem Mees, Mirjam Manusama, Mysie, Real Lies, S10, Sad Night Dynamite, Soccer96, Spacey Jane, Nitrogen, Sylvie Kreusch, Talk Show, Voetvolk and Working Men's Club.
MOMO Festival will announce more music acts, performers, artists, discovery routes and special projects in the near future.