Münsterland Festival | Cultural Project in Münsterland
A photo from the Münsterland Festival part 11
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Münsterland Festival

Münsterland Festival

Every two years, for five weeks in autumn, the Münsterland Festival, funded by the Regional Cultural Policy (RKP), helps to overcome borders in Europe. With music, art and dialogue, the traditions and attitude to life of a European country or a specific region flow into the Münsterland. For this is the special conceptual aspect of the series of events that began in 2005. The extensive programme is not staged in the region's large event halls and museums, but in special, often somewhat smaller venues - in historic moated castles, former industrial wastelands, exhibition halls and art associations, selected concert halls or theatres.

The musical focus is on jazz, pop, folk and classical music and is complemented by a diverse range of exhibitions and excursions. The artists represent the cultural diversity and current trends of the respective host region. More important is the mutual open-mindedness. The concerts in particular, thanks to the unusual spatial proximity between musicians and audience, also create an emotional closeness that turns the concert into a togetherness. Exhibitions, a graphics project and dialogues, which are, among other things, an experimental field for new ideas of mutual rapprochement as excursions, expand the engagement with the culture of the host region.

The festival kicked off with the band Donauwellenreiter. The festival kicked off with the band Donauwellenreiter.
© Münsterland e.V./Maren Kuiter
Alpine sounds without altitude: Complete success of the Münsterland Festival part 11

Alpine sounds without the altitude: The music and culture of Austria were the focus of the Münsterland Festival part 11 in autumn 2021. There was dance and magic, graphic and video art, city and country parties - and of course lots of music. For the eleventh edition, the festival team had invited to 28 concerts, ten art events and four excursions in around 30 towns and cities in the Münsterland region. In addition, five additional events were organised at short notice to meet the great demand. Thus the Münsterland Festival part 11 attracted more than 3,500 guests to the concerts, art events and excursions. In addition, there were many more visitors to the exhibitions of the artist Hermann Nitsch and the graphics project prINT.

The series of events, which takes place every two years, is made possible by a large number of patrons and sponsors, first and foremost the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, which once again supported the festival with funds from the Regional Cultural Policy (RKP). Not only the artists were well received, but also the diverse venues. This time, the focus was especially on the castles and palaces in Münsterland.

The next festival edition will take place in autumn 2023.

More information at muensterland-festival.de

Festival management

Lars Krolik
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Lars Krolik
Cultural Office
Münsterland Festival" project

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