Festivals and traditions

Four weeks of culture with the Wiltz Festival

From 28 June to 23 July 2017, the imposing backdrop of the Château de Wiltz will be transformed into a vast open-air stage.

28-festivalwiltzWiltz is proud to unveil the 65th edition of its famous cultural festival. From the end of June to the end of July, the town will be hosting an eclectic mix of dance, music, theatre and circus productions. The festival, which lasts nearly four weeks, features ten great events, starting with a chance to (re)discover the artist Agnes Obel on Wednesday 28 June at 9pm. This young singer-songwriter and pianist, whose performances draw spectators into a mysterious poetic world, has the honour of kicking off the festival.

Tickets are now available via the new festival website, where you will find links to luxembourg.ticket.lu and contact details for the Wiltz Socio-Cultural Centre. A box office will also be open at the venue an hour before each show begins for anyone deciding to go along on a whim.

A programme to suit all tastes

Our highlights

- 2 July at 3pm
See the Jungle Book's Mowgli as you've never seen him before with this family-friendly musical that tells the story of a small boy raised by wolves.
- Saturday 8 July at 7.30pm
Come along to this special show prepared by the Wiltz Wind Band on the theme of "A taste of Wiltz". Give your taste buds a treat as you savour culinary specialities from different countries while enjoying a fabulous selection of music from the wind band, featuring an exclusive performance by Serge Tonnar and the Legotrip group.
- 14 July at 8pm

Experience the magic of authentic flamenco dancing with the Flamenco Dance Company from Seville in a fantastic performance of Georges Bizet's Carmen.

- Friday 21 July at 8.45pm

Get ready for a whole new circus experience with the Loser(s) team, which offers a winning blend of acrobatics, dance, music and comedy.

A highlight of the summer season

The Wiltz Festival, well known across Europe, is held every year against the backdrop of the Château de Wiltz in the pretty Ardennes town. Since it was first set up in the 1950s, the event has headlined a host of prestigious artists including Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, David Garrett and Mstislav Rostropovich. The festival is an ideal opportunity for spectators of all ages to fill their balmy summer evenings with culture as they enjoy memorable performances from outstanding artists.

 

(Article written by the editorial team of the luxembourg.lu portal)

  • Updated 27-06-2017