About Music Meeting Festival
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.
Music Meeting Festival does not limit itself to one music genre, but programmes a very range, covering everything from new co-productions by noted jazz musicians and the latest salsa from Cuba to Asian avant-garde.
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.
The next edition, the 36th, of the Music Meeting Festival takes place on the weekend of 4-6 June 2022.
Music Meeting experience.
Onwards to another full edition of Music Meeting Festival we invite you to travel backwards in time for a 2018 and 2019 Music Meeting experience.
Let our aftermovies serve as inspiration!