MOMO Festival is one of the best known and most intimate festivals in Rotterdam. The festival brings together multiple forms of art – from music to dance – at different locations in the heart of the city.
MOMO is a festival of contrasts, with the always raucous Rotterdam in the background. Motel Mozaïque (MOMO) takes over Rotterdam again with an art, performance, and music program at special locations in the city. MOMO always delivers a jam-packed program of art, performances, tours, talks and surprises.
When does the next edition of MOMO Festival take place?
The next edition of the MOMO (Motel Mozaique) Festival takes place on 13 – 15 April 2023. This year, the music program of MOMO Festival is filled with soft Afro Indie sounds from Nigeria, crackling rock influences, electronic UK garage bangers and a mix of punk, hip-hop, and 'soothing soul' with a socially critical note.
What is MOMO Festival Rotterdam?
As the original name (Motel Mozaique) implies, MOMO Festival is a mosaic of music, art, and culture. The first edition was held in 2001 and in the two decades since, it has only got bigger and better. The MOMO Festival is held at different locations in Rotterdam's city centre; in theatres, cafés, concert halls, clubs and (former) churches. From daring art performances to unique guided city tours; MOMO is a unique festival that not only brings music to the city, but in a way, also brings the city closer to itself. Past editions of the festival featured up-and-coming superstars such as Luke Sital-Singh and George Ezra.
Playground area - green and social impact
At the Playground area, you can get food and drinks from local and sustainable initiatives like Falafval and SOCOCO Coffee. At the bars at Playground, you can get a "green discount" on your drink if you came by bike, on foot or some other sustainable way. At MOMO Festival this year, you'll eat 100% vegan.
Iftar dinner (plant-based)
Again this year, MOMO Festival coincides with the fasting month of Ramadan, so MOMO is hosting a free iftar dinner for anyone who wants to join. Take a seat at the long table and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Basma and Jihan, two volunteers from the Wijkpaleis, who will prepare an all plant-based Syrian dinner.
MOMO Festival's 2023 line-up
Acid Klaus / Alamo Race Track / Alison Jutta / Arny Margret / Avvnt / Baba Ali / Big Thief / Black Country, New Road (residency) / The Cavemen. / Debbie / DOORGEROOKT / Elephant / The Flints / Fragmented / Gold Panda / the GOLDEN DREGS / Hania Rani / Heartworms / Ichiko Aoba / Indigo Sparke / Insincere / Ishmael Ensemble / Italia 90 / Joe Unknown / Joya Mooi / Kampire / KLEINE CRACK & SLAGTER / The Last Dinner Party / Mourning [A] BLKstar / Naaz / Nagasaki Swim / Nusantara Beat / Opus Kink / The Orielles / Phoebe Go / pinkpirate / Pitou / Pruillip / Rival Consoles / Smudged / Socks;SportsSocks / Softcult / Terzij de Horde / Tony Njoku / TVAM / Waxahatchee solo / Yard Act / yunè pinku (live)
ART & PERFORMANCE
Amenti Theatre Company / Anne-Fay / Arno Schuitemaker / Dark Grey Almost Black / Doubleblooded / Eraker & Schellekens / FOKOVISME / Inburgered (Integrated) / Mama Limonada / Mathieu Charles / Michelle Samba / R3LNACHT / Serana Angelista (residency) / Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere / Tijs Struijk / Tori Neti / #connect / (IM)PERMANENT
MOMO Festival official Spotify playlist
Aftermovie: Motel Mozaique Festival