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21.6.Fête de la Musique, Luxemburg City Touristic Office

21.6.Fête de la Musique, Luxemburg City Touristic Office

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„Summer in the City“ in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a unique, thousand year old fortress city and modern day European capital. The dynamic, open and welcoming city, which enjoys a constantly growing tourism trade, celebrates culture and its unusual setting in the summer months with a programme of music, art and live events that resonates across its urban landscape.
The Summer in the City programme opens each year on June 21 with the internationally recognized “Fête de la Musique”, which is now celebrated in over 110 countries. The festivities close at the start of September with the last day of the Schueberfouer, one of the biggest annual funfairs in Europe.

Luxembourg is a city that moves, that vibrates, that even manages to transform its pavements and squares into palaces of culture under open skies. These “made in Luxembourg” events, which are free of charge, are becoming more and more attractive to a broad international audience. Indeed, each year tens of thousands visitors attend Summer in the City.

The following talent and selection criteria are established for the Summer in the City events:
_Variety of the cultural and artistic presentations
_Enjoyment, fun and entertainment for all
_Social inclusion: all events are open to a broad audience and promote healthy, multicultural togetherness
_Territory: performances and presentations take place in public spaces or in cultural venues located within the City of Luxembourg.

The Fête de la Musique is an ideal platform for a musical-cultural exchange on a regional and international level. Music acts from a variety of genres perform in the streets and public spaces for a broad audience. Each year the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (OPL) performs on the Place Guillaume II to signal the official start of the Summer in the City campaign. The concert programme includes rock, pop and film music classics or masterpieces of classical music interpreted by the philharmonic orchestra and renowned soloists.

target groups

Anyone of any age interested in urban open-air cultural events. Residents of the greater region incorporating Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Lorraine and southern Belgium as well as international visitors to the city.

selection of current partners and potential sponsor’s fields of activity for Summer in the City

banks and financial services, mobile and communications, automobile marques, energy suppliers, hotels, transport, insurance, beverages including wine,
crémant (sparkling wine) producers and breweries, fuel suppliers, opticians, sports equipment and clothing, fashion

Official media partners (depending on the event):
RTL, L’Essentiel, LuxemburgerWort, Tageblatt, Le Quotidien, Le Jeudi, Radio 100,7, Radio Latina, Eldoradio


legal form: a.s.b.l. (e. V.)
year of foundation: 1933
catchment area: Luxembourg and catchment area of the greater region incorporating Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Lorraine and Wallonia as well as international audiences on site
number of employees: 26 permanent employees in the fields of tourism and culture, 60 seasonal employees and 205 certified tour guides
event locations: Summer in the City summer programme, open-air in public spaces
LCTO-events and concerts each year (2013): 550, of which 379 take place between June and September
audience figures per event: between 5,000 und 20,000 spectators depending on location
sources of finance: City of Luxembourg, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of the Economy, own revenue, sponsorship
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