Jazz Middelheim ‘Back to Live’ completes programme and adjusts for a safe and secure 40th edition
Jazz Middelheim (13 – 16 August, Antwerp) fills the last two open spots on its main stage: Kris Defoort invites and the Conservatory project Pete Agora’s feat. Joe Lovano complete the bill. Earlier, STUFF., John Zorn/Laurie Anderson/Bill Laswell, Anouar Brahem, Avishai Cohen, Portico Quartet, MIXMONK, Stefano di Battista and Joe Lovano trio were announced. This makes it the first major summer festival to present a full programme of international headliners without making any concessions because of the pandemic.
The festival starts on Friday, August 13, and ends on Monday, August 16. This makes Jazz Middelheim the first major Belgian festival to take place since the start of the pandemic. But maybe even more important: the line-up is also the most international since March of last year. In other words, the 40th edition of the oldest jazz festival in the country will have a line-up that would make champagne bottles pop in any given year.
Tickets cost €39 (August 13, 15) and €44 (August 14, 16), and can be purchased exclusively at www.jazzmiddelheim.be. Please note that all ticket buyers will be required to present a covid passport or a negative covid test to enter the festival park! This is the only way to make sure that people can enjoy Jazz Middelheim this summer pleasantly and safely. Children until 3 years can come for free. As from four to eleven years old, you pay €8.
13-16 August 2021
Park Den Brandt, Antwerp