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“Whether it’s familiar favorites or a band you’ve never heard of, the Rotterdam festival Motel Mozaïque has an offering that will leave you amazed. A musical tour with the most unique places in Rotterdam as a backdrop.” – 3voor12

About MOMO

Stichting Motel Mozaïque is a cultural organisation that connects people through music, art and performance. With the city of Rotterdam as a background and inspiration, our core values are hospitality, diversity and sustainability.

Known by the locals as MOMO, the initiative started during Rotterdam 2001, Cultural Capital of Europe. Founder Harry Hamelink set up an editorial team to scout and invite artists and performers who showed their work and performed at the first editions of the festival. The artists themselves created beds in various places in the city and visitors were taken by guides to discover new parts of the program, or the city.

Throughout the years Motel Mozaïque developed many projects in town like Bazar Curieux, MOMO Fabrique and collaborated with a vast network of artists and cultural organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Currently our main activities are MOMO Festival, MOMO Concerts, a series of live music events throughout the year and MOMO Create, our talent development project. Read more below!


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MOMO Concerts

We organise unforgettable live music experiences all year round, in collaboration with Rotown, Bird and LantarenVenster.

Within this series we hosted artists from all over the world, like Kokoroko, Kaytranada, DJ Shadow, S10, OSEES, Benny Sings, Isaiah Rashad, De Staat, Amyl and The Sniffers only in the last year! Visit our Concerts page for all the upcoming gigs.


MOMO Create

We work closely with artists, in order to cultivate their projects; to advise them, invite them to exciting programs at special locations, and to suggest new collaborations between artists of different disciplines. We support their creations and get inspired by their beliefs. Our Young Talent program is also part of MOMO Create. Check out our MOMO Create projects!

MOMO Festival

Our main yearly event, with arts, music, performances and guided tours around town. Read more about MOMO Festival below or at our festival page.

MOMO Festival

Each year Motel Mozaïque organises the internationally respected MOMO Festival which offers a mix of alternative pop music, performance and visual arts. At special indoor locations in Rotterdam we present a cutting edge program which  showcases new and upcoming movements in different art disciplines. The next edition will be in April 2024!

In more than twenty years, we invited some of the most interesting artists from the Netherlands, Europe and beyond and we saw them grow and headline the main stages of many festivals around the world.
Some of MOMO’s former guests are 2ManyDJ’s, Amenra, Amenti Theatre Company, Amon Tobin, Anohni & The Johnsons, Apparat, Aïda Gabriels, Balimaya Project, Big Thief, Black Country New Road, black midi, Damien Jurado, Eefje de Visser, Fever Ray, Fontaines D.C., George Ezra, Ichiko Aoba, James Blake, Jockstrap, Joep Beving, Kate Tempest, Kurt Vile, LCD Soundsystem, Lykke Li, Meskerem Mees, Mogwai, Mumford & Sons, Naaz, Patrick Watson, Scissor Sisters, Shame, Sylvie Kreusch, Tamino, The Notwist, The Whitest Boy Alive, Thundercat, Trentemoller, Voetvolk and many more!

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Here you can find all the info about Stichting Motel Mozaïque, our organisation’s info, ANBI, board members and partners.

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The greener the better, MOMO believes in that. Sustainability is central to everything we do and we’re constantly seeking the best way to impact our planet.

Young Talents Club

Have you always wanted to work in the festival and are you eager to gain experience? Then the Young Talents Club is the place for you. Apply before October 18!

Get in touch

Do you need info about MOMO? Do you want to contact us? Check out all our communication channels.