Plaza Mozaique 2013

Now that the art, music and performance program for Motel Mozaïque has been announced for about 90% – including Woodkid, The Veils, Laura Mvula, John Grant, Jaga Jazzist & Sinfonia Rotterdam, AlunaGeorge, José James, Retro Stefson, Jacco Gardner, Daughter, Bryony Kimmings, Kate McIntosh, Akwasi O. Ansah, Art is a Battlefield and Gyz La Rivière ao – it’s time to focus on the extended day programming taking place on the Schouwburgplein. For the festival this square in the middle of our venues is renamed Plaza Mozaïque.

Plaza Mozaïque 2013

Through the intervention of Plaza Mozaïque the Schouwburgplein will tranform into a vibrant festival heart. In the past three years Plaza Mozaïque brought together an extensive but still small, varied, colorful programming, encounter, art, architecture, vibrancy, the soft city and hospitality.


Every year Plaza Mozaïque gets a new twist. For 2013 it is based on the idea “Stay over for the Weekend” for which we work with partners like the Rottterdamse Schouwburg, VPRO’s 3voor12, Wereldhavendagen, Parfum de BoemBoem, ArchiGuides and the Guides of Motel Mozaïque. Our goal is to achieve this with an extensive day program with music, art, performance, demonstrations, spoken word and lots of guided tours. Also we offer food and beverages at the Schouwburgplein.


The following acts have already been announced: actor Quintis Ristie, The Broken Brass Ensemble, dancers from Glub Guy & Roni, Frappante Klant (Spoken word about the clientele of Rotterdam based record store Velvet Music), dancers of HipHopHuis, theater MAAS gives a preview of their new show Wild Thing, de Bende opens a workshop for recycling, TG Space launch their square-o-meter and BLISS show their interactive sculpture Love-Light.


Plaza Mozaïque is also starting point for dozens of tours through the city. Except tours to construction sites (Parfum de BoemBoem) and the guides who show their favorite spots in Rotterdam we are currently developing some special new tours. These will also be announced soon!

Concerts during the daytime

Another new feature: concerts in the Main Hall of venue the Rotterdamse Schouwburg on Saturday April 6th in the afternoon. These shows will be given by Valgeir Sigurdsson (producer and owner of the beautiful label Bedroom Community, where indie, electronica and classical music meet, as in his own music) and Roos Rebergen (Roosbeef) and Torre Florim (De Staat) present their new record called De Tweede Speeldoos.

Spend the night at de Doelen

We had alreay announced that festival visitors are offered the opportunity to spend the night in our sleeping project, this year in venue de Doelen, overlooking Plaza Mozaique where breakfast will be served. Artist Yvonne Beelen will create a sleeping experience called Zzzt …

36-hours of fun

Our goal is to create a total experience that goes on for 36 hours! With inbetween, of course, a few wonderful hours of sleep. From Friday 5 April 16:00 when the festival doors open until we stop dancing on Sunday morning 04:00. For those who spend the second night the festival ends after breakfast on Sunday morning.