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MOMO Festival 2024: Discover art, culture and music in Rotterdam

By Lisanne van Beurden
March 19, 2024

From April 18 to 20, Rotterdam will be taken over by MOMO festival! For three days the city will be filled with (live) music, art, performances and tours. Visit top locations including Rotown, WORM, Roodkapje, Perron, Boijmans van Beuningen, Kunsthal and the Arminius Church.

Below you will discover the festival’s killer line-up and read more about the special locations and the day and night programme.

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Nusantara Beat – MOMO Festival 2023. Photo by Niek Hage.

 

Line-up MOMO Festival 2024

Motel Mozaïque’s line-up is bursting with both new talent and more well-known (inter)national names. The month of April is upon us, and MOMO has added another 27 new names to the lineup at the time of writing.

Tom Skinner, Alida Dors, the Canadian-Serbian Dana Gavanski and the Turkish-Dutch artist Min Taka, among others, fill the stages. Today Angry Blackmen, Bolis Pupul and a special extra show for Wende (unplugged) were added.

Tom Skinner.

Tom Skinner in artist residency

For the third time in a row, MOMO festival invites an artist for a residency in Rotterdam. MOMO challenges residencies to experiment within their usual repertoire during all festival days, resulting in a lot of special performances at special locations every year. Following previous residencies from caroline and Black Country, New Road, drummer, percussionist, producer and composer Tom Skinner will perform for three days at multiple locations.

Tom Skinner shows a different sound. Where previously MOMO festival residents mainly played the alternative indie/post-/art rock sound, Tom Skinner presents a jazz sound that can be felt all too well in a city like Rotterdam.

Intimate show in the Arminius Church

Wende performs no less than twice during MOMO with her show ‘Wende Unplugged’. She can be seen in the Arminius Church on Thursday April 18 and Friday April 19. Expect an intimate show where Wende goes back to basics. In this unique concert she takes you on a journey with two pianos and her voice together with pianist Nils Davidse.

View the full line-up here! Are you planning on going? Buy your ticket for the nightly festival via this link.

 

 

Special locations in Rotterdam

During MOMO Festival you will visit special locations throughout the city. This year new locations will be added, namely Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and the Kunsthal.

Boijmans has been organizing stair sessions in the Depot Building since 2022. Visitors sit in an intimate setting on the stairs on the first floor. Surrounded by art and architecture, you will be surprised by performances and stories related to the collection on display.

On Friday April 19, MOMO Festival will collaborate with Kunsthal for Kunsthal Friday Night LIVE as part of the festival programme. The Kunsthal offers a monthly platform to Rotterdam partners who are active in the field of film, spoken word, music, fashion or theater. This time it’s MOMO Festival’s time to shine. Enjoy performances and live music as you walk around and admire art!

MOMO Festival also offers exciting experiences at Rotown, WORM, POING, Perron, Sahara and the Arminius Church.

 

Night programme MOMO 2024

Every edition, MOMO puts together a night programme together with music collectives and Rotterdam venues. You can access this with your MOMO Festival wristband or purchase a ticket for one night. View the programme below.

Friday April 19

There are several great events planned on Friday. Visit Rotown for ICONIC, where DJs Vera Siemons and Liza van den Brink celebrate queer joy on the dance floor. In their sets they jump past queer pop icons such as Troye Sivan, boygenius, Lil Nas artists that we should not miss.

In WORM you can visit two stages with a great line-up, namely BenKult b2b Tizi, Dirtydms, Franky Sticks, Michelle Samba, Psycho Club Blossom, Seb H. b2b Arrocha and vixnde.

And for the first time, POING is back after their closure, joining forces with MOMO Nights. The line-up includes Chirty, CyberFairy777, DJ Swaggot, Nene H, Slimfit and The Patchwork Family.

Saturday April 20

On Saturday you will continue with two great events. You are welcome in Rotown for Talee presents: Romantic New Wave. During this evening you will be immersed in the romantic world of his creative imagination. Listen to songs from artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Erol Alkan, Soulwax, LA Priest, Working Men’s Club, Men I Trust, MIA The Knife, Tiga and Charli productions.

Saturday ends with a curated programme from Kurashi Soundsystem in Sahara, and from Steppin’ into Tomorrow in Roodkapje. Expect British sounds with Mina & Bryte’s afrobeats, rap, funky and experimental club sounds, and NL-based acts bringing that MOMO energy.

View the entire night programme of MOMO Festival 2024 here.

 

Foto door Rosa Quist.

 

Playground: free day program MOMO Festival

Before the nighttime adventures begin, you are welcome at Playground, a free daytime program on Schouwburgplein, from 12:00 to 17:00. Enjoy music, art exhibitions, performances, markets and tours of special locations.

This year the theme is spirituality. The programme includes a lot of mindfulness, such as a guided meditation by the Tibetan Buddhist teacher Lama Jigmé. And visit one of the free performances by various artists. There are also great talks, workshops and tours to follow.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION MOMO Festival 2024

Dates

April 18 to 20

Location

Different places in Rotterdam

Tickets

Don’t want to miss it? Then buy a ticket via this link!

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