June 7, 2019 to June 10, 2019
mœrs festival is an international music festival that annually takes place on the Whitsun weekend in Moers in the Lower Rhine region. In 1972 it was founded as the “International New Jazz Festival”. For 47 issues the mœrs festival has been standing for all forms of music, that are not “mainstream” – improvisation, New Jazz, World, Avantgard, contemporary music, minimal music, sound art, Drone, Electro… it’s a niche for everything, which you can’t find in mass media – the stage is for the unheard.
For two years the artistic director Tim Isfort and his team have been going new ways. In 2014 the festival hall was established. Concerts no longer take place exclusively in this venue, but rather at several locations throughout the city of Moers, at the park and the newly-created festival village in front of the hall. The festival hall accommodates 1.700 spectators, the other venues offer space for 500, smaller ones for up to 50 viewers.