MOMO Fabrique Festival 2023

Once again in 2023, Motel Mozaïque closed the summer with a festival to celebrate the M4H area in Rotterdam West, on 2 September.

Our night music program had a focus on electronic music with live acts and DJs who performed on different stages. At Fruitvis and at the Citrusveiling, the audience assisted to live performances by Ishtar Bakhtali, gaiko, Barker, comforter2, Loradeniz and Salami Rose Joe Louis. A line-up of local and international selectors moved our dance floors: among others, HUNEE, Suze Ijó, Nedda Sou and Call Super performed at Weelde until sunset. Moving through the different areas, our visitors got surprised by the modular collective R3LN4CHT with their interdisciplinary experience “Beyond Consent”, in-between performance and rave party.

On Friday 1 September we opened our festival with a candle-lit dinner event. We set long dining table in the Keilepand and chef Gilbert Kolff curated a three-course menu with locally harvested ingredients.

In between courses, our guests visited the exhibition Petromelancholia, inside Brutus, and assisted to performances by the spoken word artist Fentydeux and musician Kems Kriol, who researched the soundscape of the M4H and composed a commissioned piece for MOMO Fabrique.

During the afternoon of Saturday 2 September our free program Playground took over the Keilekwartier with markets, performances, guided tours and workshops. The program spread around a vast area covering parts of the Keilepand, Keilewerf, the Voedseltuin, Brutus, Bitter and CHEFARO. In this context, Keilewerf celebrated its 9 year anniversary and we planned many activities together with these locations and other partners like N8W8Kaapse BrouwersBuurmanVerbaasde ReeRTM-XLFood Union and Bibliotheek Rotterdam.

About MOMO Fabrique

Every year, on the first weekend of September, Motel Mozaïque celebrates all makers based in the M4H area with the festival MOMO Fabrique.
M4H is one of the most progressive neighbourhoods in Rotterdam: an area in transformation, of port and city. Maritime and industrial history intertwines with nightlife and culture; rust mixes with nature and art, to generate a special crossover: in this place experimentation, creation and growth are given plenty of space. MOMO Fabrique Festival is all about celebrating this special part of the city and its residents through music, guided tours and art.

This harbour area hosts many organisations that are part of our community and are fundamental parts of our cultural life. Organisations like Weelde, Brutus, Voedseltuin, Kaapse Brouwers, Keilecollectief are our inspirers and partners for this experimental festival.