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21.6.Fête de la Musique, Luxemburg City Touristic Office

21.6.Fête de la Musique, Luxemburg City Touristic Office

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„Summer in the City“ in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a unique, thousand year old fortress city and modern day European capital. The dynamic, open and welcoming city, which enjoys a constantly growing tourism trade, celebrates culture and its unusual setting in the summer months with a programme of music, art and live events that resonates across its urban landscape.
The Summer in the City programme opens each year on June 21 with the internationally recognized “Fête de la Musique”, which is now celebrated in over 110 countries. The festivities close at the start of September with the last day of the Schueberfouer, one of the biggest annual funfairs in Europe.

Luxembourg is a city that moves, that vibrates, that even manages to transform its pavements and squares into palaces of culture under open skies. These “made in Luxembourg” events, which are free of charge, are becoming more and more attractive to a broad international audience. Indeed, each year tens of thousands visitors attend Summer in the City.

The following talent and selection criteria are established for the Summer in the City events:
_Variety of the cultural and artistic presentations
_Enjoyment, fun and entertainment for all
_Social inclusion: all events are open to a broad audience and promote healthy, multicultural togetherness
_Territory: performances and presentations take place in public spaces or in cultural venues located within the City of Luxembourg.

T H E  A N N U A L  H I G H L I G H T S  O F  T H E  S U M M E R  I N  T H E  C I T Y
E V E N T S  P R O G R A M M E :

Fête de la Musique –
Location: Luxembourg, city centre, Place Guillaume II
Date: 21 June from 10.30 a.m. into the night

The Fête de la Musique is an ideal platform for a musical-cultural exchange on a regional and international level. Music acts from a variety of genres perform in the streets and public spaces for a broad audience. Each year the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (OPL) performs on the Place Guillaume II to signal the official start of the Summer in the City campaign. The concert programme includes rock, pop and film music classics or masterpieces of classical music interpreted by the philharmonic orchestra and renowned soloists.

MeYouZik festival –
Location: Luxembourg, city centre, Place Guillaume II
Date: Saturday in early July, from 14 noon to 1 a.m.

MeYouZik is an urban world music festival that includes live electronic and acoustic concerts as well as DJ sets on three stages on the Place Guillaume II, the Place Clairefontaine and the rue du Saint-Esprit. In addition, the Place Clairefontaine host the MeYouVillage featuring all sorts of culinary options as well as information stands set up by various NGOs and institutions. 

Rock um Knuedler festival –
Location: Luxembourg, city centre, Place Guillaume II
Date: Sunday in early July, from 2.30 p.m. to midnight
Rock um Knuedler has been attracting crowds of more than 15,000 fans into the capital city for over 20 years. It is a fundamental part of the city’s festival programme. The main Lion Stage is host to Luxembourg acts and international headliners, while the smaller Horse Stage serves as a barometer of the latest rock and pop trends. Recent headliners to have honoured the Lion Stage on the Knuedler have included Mike and the Mechanics, BAP, Roger Hodgson (formerly of Supertramp), Texas, Ben Harper and Simple Minds.

Blues’n Jazz Rallye –
Location: Luxembourg, Grund and Clausen neighbourhoods
Date: Saturday in mid July, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The annual Blues’n Jazz Rallye turns Grund and Clausen upside down every summer. Over 20,000 enthusiastic music fans descend into the valley neighbourhoods, where they can see and hear Dixieland, mainstream, fusion, boogie-woogie, Chicago Blues and Latin Jazz being played on ten open-air stages and in numerous bars and restaurants. International headliners and local acts provide a real party atmosphere.

Streeta(rt)nimation –
Location: Luxembourg, city centre, pedestrian zone
Date: mid August, Saturday from 3 p.m. to Sunday 9 p.m.
For two days in the middle of August the Streeta(rt)nimation festival transforms the centre of Luxembourg into a breath-taking, colourful fantasy world full of imagination, wonder and laughter. Over 25 impressive international artist troupes present poetic, comic, acrobatic and fascinating or quirky performances in shimmering costumes.

target groups

Anyone of any age interested in urban open-air cultural events. Residents of the greater region incorporating Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Lorraine and southern Belgium as well as international visitors to the city.

selection of current partners and potential sponsor’s fields of activity for Summer in the City

banks and financial services, mobile and communications, automobile marques, energy suppliers, hotels, transport, insurance, beverages including wine,
crémant (sparkling wine) producers and breweries, fuel suppliers, opticians, sports equipment and clothing, fashion

Official media partners (depending on the event):
RTL, L’Essentiel, LuxemburgerWort, Tageblatt, Le Quotidien, Le Jeudi, Radio 100,7, Radio Latina, Eldoradio




legal form: a.s.b.l. (e. V.)
year of foundation: 1933
catchment area: Luxembourg and catchment area of the greater region incorporating Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Lorraine and Wallonia as well as international audiences on site
number of employees: 26 permanent employees in the fields of tourism and culture, 60 seasonal employees and 205 certified tour guides
event locations: Summer in the City summer programme, open-air in public spaces
LCTO-events and concerts each year (2013): 550, of which 379 take place between June and September
audience figures per event: between 5,000 und 20,000 spectators depending on location
sources of finance: City of Luxembourg, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of the Economy, own revenue, sponsorship
  • Luxemburg City Touristic Office
  • BluesJazzRallye, Luxemburg City Touristic Office
  • MUDAM et Fort Thungen, Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art (Luxemburg City Touristic Office)
  • Panorama Bockfelsen und Abtei Neumünster (Luxemburg City Touristic Office)
  • Streetanimation (Luxemburg City Touristic Office)
  • Luxemburg City Touristic Office - Summer in the city