Cutting right across styles, genres and cultures, Music Meeting Festival had been providing a platform for over 35 years for the world’s best artists: musicians who have rarely or never performed in the Netherlands, with new projects or in special line-ups. During the festival weekend, Park Brakkenstein in Nijmegen is traditionally the setting for musical encounters, with over thirty concerts spread over three days.
The first edition of Music Meeting took place in 1985. Back then the festival was called the ‘1st Multicultural Dance and Improvised Music Meeting’, which soon became popularly known as ‘Music Meeting’. Up until 2003, Music Meeting took place in the Concertgebouw de Vereeniging and Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen. Since 2004, Music Meeting has taken place in the historical Park Brakkenstein, and the label ‘Festival’ has been added to the name. Music Meeting now enjoys a history that stretches back over 35 years, with a rich line-up of artists from all corners of the globe. True to tradition, Whit weekend in Nijmegen usually hosts Music Meeting Festival, the only exceptions being 2020 and 2021 because of the corona pandemic.
Music Meeting experience
You can look back on the 2023 edition with the aftermovie below and on this page. Fancy more Music Meeting? Then feel free to click through to previous editions, or be inspired by Music Meeting All Ears - where brand new content is regularly published about artists playing at our festival.
Music Meeting Festival 2023
Music Meeting Festival 2022
Music Meeting Festival 2019
Music Meeting Festival 2018
Coverfoto: Ping Pong Piano - Yoas Huwae | 2022.