Glamcult’s guide to Motel Mozaïque festival

Expect the unexpected as Rotterdam turns into a stage for rising talent.


Motel Mozaïque festival is the answer to your well-needed dose of fresh, exciting and surprising content. Expect the unexpected as you navigate your way around some of Rotterdam’s hottest locations to discover visual performances and music concerts from national as well as international emerging artists. This festival is bound to leave you amazed and inspired…

Each year, Motel Mozaïque offers a platform in Rotterdam for rising artists ranging from dancers, musicians and visual artists to performers, overall showcasing a number of upcoming movements in various art disciplines and the crossovers between them. This weekend, Motel Mozaïque festival will be hosting its 17th edition, from the 7th until the (early morning of the) 9th of April. Glamcult is giving away two passe-partouts, giving you access to everything the festival has to offer.

Besides performances and concerts that take place during the day, over the years Motel Mozaïque has provided some of the most extraordinary locations in Rotterdam for visitors to spend the night and participate in a programme curated by specific art collectives. This year’s nocturnal programme will be hosted by art initiative Eddie the Eagle Museum, which will transform the Ro Theater into a ‘church of eaglism’. Providing an almost outer-body experience, the church preaches a philosophy that gives no room to egocentrism. Let go of all control you still have over your body and succumb to a universe where notions such as fear and identity are non-existent.

Approaching bodily experience through a more visual approach, Dutch designer and visual artist Bart Hess will offer a performance in which the body is transformed into a liquid mass. Mutant is a digital visualization and manipulation of the human figure into liquid sculptures, often taking on mystical and unearthly shapes.

American musician Natalie Mering, otherwise known by her artists name as Weyes Blood, will be performing some of her top tracks of this moment. Although her sound draws inspiration from the past, it feels rather progressive and otherworldly. Be prepared to fall in love with the romantic, folk-inspired sound of the quickly emerging artist. As after all, “Weyes Blood is for lovers.”

West Coast brothers Mike and Brian D’Addario give a new twist to some of music’s best known classics and going off from the interview we held with the band in 2016, a performance by The Lemon Twigs is one you don’t want to miss out on. Ready to experience all of the above in real life? Passes to the full festival and Saturday tickets are sold out, so get your Friday tickets now.

7 and 8 April 2017

Various locations in Rotterdam [NL]


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