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The unique Explore the North festival provides music and literature at great locations in Leeuwarden’s historic city centre. Different art forms in places you don't normally visit. Warm up with surprising stories and beautiful music during this atmospheric winter festival.

Adventurous festival
Performing arts at special locations, (re)discovering Leeuwarden, artists from far away who, together with local artists, create an array of new works; these ingredients make up Explore the North. The festival asks both creators and the public to plunge into the deep and take a step outside their comfort zone. Listen to a writer yet unknown to you at a location you’ve never noticed before. Step into the cold Leeuwarden air and, only moments later, enjoy an intimate concert in a church you’ve never stepped foot in.

Preliminary line up

  • Ghostpoet
  • Housewives
  • Johan Harstad
  • L.…
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The unique Explore the North festival provides music and literature at great locations in Leeuwarden’s historic city centre. Different art forms in places you don't normally visit. Warm up with surprising stories and beautiful music during this atmospheric winter festival.

Adventurous festival
Performing arts at special locations, (re)discovering Leeuwarden, artists from far away who, together with local artists, create an array of new works; these ingredients make up Explore the North. The festival asks both creators and the public to plunge into the deep and take a step outside their comfort zone. Listen to a writer yet unknown to you at a location you’ve never noticed before. Step into the cold Leeuwarden air and, only moments later, enjoy an intimate concert in a church you’ve never stepped foot in.

Preliminary line up

  • Ghostpoet
  • Housewives
  • Johan Harstad
  • L.A. Salami
  • The Ex + Jaap Blonk
  • Lisa Morgenstern
  • Slumberland
  • 'Mechanical Ecstasy' from Club Guy & Roni / Slagwerk Den Haag
  • Noord Nederlands Orkest
  • Monica Meijsing
  • Mark Kozelek van Sun Kil Moon
  • Matthew and the Atlas
  • Sundays & Cybele
  • Ifriqiyya Electrique
  • Pardans
  • Piiptsjilling: FEAN
  • Jankobus Seunnenga & Dick Vestdijk: Fabels met Kleurkrijt
  • NYX: MYRIAM

Tickets
The Explore the North 2018 programme will be published around the summer. To already give you an idea of what to expect: the 2017 guest agenda included Chassol (FR), Martin Kohlstedt (DE), MEW (DK), Hassan Blasim (IQ/FI) and Charlotte van den Broek (BE).

Tantalising productions about language
Together with Lân fan taal (land of language), Explore the North organises different activities in 2018 that focus on language and multilingualism. This will include three small festivals, starting from the Talenpaviljoen in the Prinsentuin. The programme and locations can be found on www.lanfantaal.nl and www.explore-the-north.nl as soon as they are known.

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  • from €10.00 to €50.00

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Additional Information Cultural Capital 2018

  • Discipline: Sound art, Art Festival, Multidisciplinary

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