LUNALIA let Mechelen sizzle

The sizzling edition of LUNALIA is over. With 100 artists from 10 countries, more than 25 concerts, a big opening party LUNALIA LIFT OFF with 10 extra concerts, a workshop and moon ritual, a fifteen-hour performance of Vanishing Point, the world premiere of Time to say goodbye, a festival in the festival NOISENOISENOISE and two international ensembles in residence, Constantinople and Les Passions de l'Âme, the Flanders Festival Mechelen once again brought timeless music with the power of the full moon to thousands of listeners, 4593 people to be exact. With no less than four standing ovations, the gratitude for a live festival experience in Mechelen was truly palpable. Thanks for listening!


With LUNALIA LIFT OFF on 23 April, the festival had a blistering start! We thank all 2430 visitors of Lunalia Lift Off for enjoying live music in Mechelen together with the artists. Enjoy a retrospective in this aftermovie.

Mi'kmaq moon ritual: a conversation with Darlene Gijuminag

For the Mi'kmaq moon ritual, Darlene Gijuminag talked about Mi'kmaq culture and the importance of the lunar cycle. Listen to the interview here.

Aftermovie performance Vanishing Point

From sunrise to sunset, lutenist Sofie Vanden Eynde evoked the process of burnout in the Saint-Rumbolds Cathedral of Mechelen in the performance Vanishing Point during Lunalia. Relive the haunting story in this aftermovie.