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.

Watch the recording of Time to say goodbye

The world premiere of the musical theater Time to say goodbye - No Song of the Earth left us completely upside down. Amidst old postcards, wilted flowers and sunsets, Björnsson/Marx celebrated a goodbye to the earth that no one wants to celebrate. The entire performance was recorded and you can relive it here. Wondering if we can be re-grounded again?

Video: Meret Lüthi lets the Passacaglia in g by H. I. F. Biber reverberate in Mechelen

During Lunalia, Les Passions de l'Âme conducted by violinist Meret Lüthi delighted us with the 15 Rosary Sonatas by H.I.F. Biber. A piece of it has now been recorded on video: Meret Lüthi performs the Passacaglia in g in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk in Mechelen!