With it’s origins in the early nineteen seventies, the Moers Festival reveals a long tradition of Jazz music. Having dropped the word jazz from its name along the way, the festival tends nowadays to reflect what is happening around the world of improvised music.
Run on a tight budget, the festival nevertheless brings some fascinating acts to the Ruhr region. Performances take place mostly in a marquee on the Whitsun weekend in May.
International names are attracted to the event as well as national. The organisers are proud to be showing the scope and richness of established performers, new names and new formations.