The Monheim Triennale is an international music festival aiming to present pioneering artistic positions in current improvised, composed and popular music. Artistic Director is Reiner Michalke.

It will take place every three years from 30 June to 4 July 2021 in different venues along the Rhine promenade in Monheim am Rhein. After the completion of the industrial monument ‘Kulturraffinerie K714’ into a modern, multifunctional event hall, this will serve as the main venue for the Triennale from 2024.

The aim of the ‘Monheim Triennale’ is to present both current improvised and composed as well as popular music eye-to-eye in a joint festival context. It is essential that the artists perform in self-chosen constellations several times and also with each other.

“It’s a great privilege and a wonderful opportunity to live up to such a challenge. At the same time, a festival of this kind also marks the beginning of a new era for the way contemporary music is being presented. I hope to come as close as possible to our ambitious goals”, comments Artistic Director Reiner Michalke who was Artistic Director at Moers Festival from 2006 to 2016 and is the current Programme Director at Cologne's Stadtgarten.

Mayor Daniel Zimmermann: “We regard the Monheim Triennale as a great opportunity for our city. A festival of this kind will not just help the city of Monheim/Rhine to achieve international acclaim. We also foresee contact possibilities between performing festival artists with Monheim's children and youth which thereby further promotes cultural education”.

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