Noorderzon Festival

Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen is the somewhat curious combination of a cutting-edge international art festival and a large-scale summer fest for 135,000 visitors. The heart of the festival is the idyllic Noorderplantsoen (a city park) where, for eleven summer days, a freely accessible festival village appears almost out of nowhere to provide a setting for theatre, dance, music, literature and visual art in combination with eating, drinking and social encounters. Performances take place in tents or on outdoor stages in the Noorderplantsoen, as well as at many locations in the inner city of Groningen (Noorderzon DownTown).

From 18th to 28th June, 2016 Noorderzon is presenting a program featuring European and non-European artists that will include urgent and current stories from their culture and surroundings in their presentations – some will even include stories of Noorderzon visitors. Stories told in an innovative language, rooted in yesterday and today.  Noorderzon will offer you a contemporary window to the world.

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