The Grand Duchy is happy to be able to host a vast number of cultural festivals of all kinds each year, in the fields of theatre, dance, music, the cinema and literature.
Classical music, theatre, dance
One of the most famous music festivals is the Echternach International Festival (from May to December each year), an international festival featuring classical music and jazz, easily equal to some of the greatest events of its kind in Europe.
The multidisciplinary Wiltz Festival in June and July and the Luxembourg Festival in October and November are two more highlights in the cultural calendar.
With Wiltz Castle as its backdrop, the Wiltz Festival, an open-air European festival of music and theatre, offers summer evenings with events in the fields of theatre, opera, dance, classical music and jazz.
The Luxembourg Festival offers about thirty major international productions in areas as diverse as opera, dance, theatre, orchestral music, jazz and world music at the Luxembourg Philharmonie and at the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg City.
- You will find details of all the classical music festivals in our 'Classical music' pages.
- You will find details of all the open-air festivals in our 'Popular music' pages.
Throughout the year, Luxembourg City organises a number of cultural festivals such as the Printemps Musical (classical music, jazz), the world music festival MeYouZik, the traditional rock festival Rock um Knuedler (July) and Live at Vauban (October-November), with a repertoire of rock, pop, blues and jazz.
- You will find details of all the festivals in Luxembourg City on the website of the Luxembourg City Tourist Office.
The main cinema theatres regularly organise themed seasons, such as the Catalan cinema season and the gay and lesbian film festival. Luxembourg City has its own international cinema festival, entitled Luxembourg City Film Festival, a general festival which aims to arouse the curiosity of cinemagoers of all ages.
- You will find details of all the cinema festivals on our 'Cinema' pages.
In the field of literature, events which attract a wide public include the 'Walfer Bicherdeeg' (Walferdange Book Days), organised by the Walferdange municipal authorities and held in November each year, and the International Festival of the Comic Strip in Contern.
- You will find other literary events in our 'Literature' pages.
Initiated by TROIS C-L in 2015, 'Les Émergences' is intended as a festival to increase the visibility of contemporary choreography. Young choreographers are able to perform and present their work to a wide audience.
- You will find details of the other dance events in our pages devoted to dance.