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Luxembourg's 'Summer in the City' hots up!
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Luxembourg's 'Summer in the City' hots up!

4 min. 13.06.2013 From our online archive
Like every year, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office is about to embark on its “Summer in the City” journey beginning on June 21 and continuing right through until September 14.

(ADW) Like every year, the Luxembourg City Tourist Office is about to embark on its “Summer in the City” journey beginning on June 21 and continuing right through until September 14.

There's a lot of music going on, with a bouquet of free concerts stretching throughout the entire period. But that's not all the LCTO is offering as guided tours at the Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral as well as the City itself are just a few of the things for you to do in their agenda of summer events.

Get your hands on a free tri-lingual booklet, including in English, that is now available from the tourist office and distributed around the City.

But let's start at the beginning and go through just some of the highlights of this year's Summer in the City:

  • June 21 – Fête de la Musique

The entire season kicks off with the Fête de la Musique with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra playing classic works before launching into the “Knuedler goes Classic” concert. A host of other concerts and stages dotted across the City will offer a wide range of styles. For full details see the Fête de la Musique article.

  • June 22 – National Day

For the day before the Luxembourg National Day, a lot will be going on with concerts, DJs and of course fireworks and celebrations until the wee small hours of June 23. The LCTO has yet to announce the full programme.

  • NEW! July 4, August 8, September 12 – Klassik am Park

New for 2013 will be a series of free classical music concerts in the City centre park Ed. J-Klein, not far from where the pirate ship playground is located. Enjoy a picnic in the sun (hopefully) while listening to Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra play on July 4 at 12.30pm. On August 8 you can hear a recital of flute and harp at the same time, and on September 9 a percussion workshop takes to the stage.

  • July 6 – Festival World MeYouZik

A festival that began life as a prelude to the big “Rock um Knuedler”, which takes place the day after, has now become a popular event in its own right. MeYouZik is a celebration of world music, cultures, food and more! Three stages located Place Guillaume II, Place Clairefontaine and Rue du Saint-Esprit will offer a wide variety of music and dance. Place Clairefontaine becomes a “MeYouVillage” with stalls offering culinary delights from around the world nestled by the sides of the stage.

For full details go to: www.meyouzik.lu

  • July 7 – Rock um Knuelder

The big concert event of the summer takes over Luxembourg City centre where some 15,000 people are expected to turn out to watch 20 bands play on three stages. All but one of the acts are local bands, showing off Luxembourg's music talent. The headline act will be a well known band from Germany 'BAP' whose music can be described as rock-pop.

For full details, visit the website: www.rockumknuedler.lu

  • July 20 – Blues 'n' Jazz Rallye

One of the City's most popular events has to be the “Blues 'n' Jazz Rallye” that invades the Clausen district. This year 50 concerts of all shapes and sizes are expected to attract about 25,000 people. The organisers state that this will probably be the first year the rally takes place without any Clausen roadworks.

For full details go to: www.bluesjazzrallye.lu

  • August 10 and 11 – Streeta(rt)nimation

Luxembourg City comes alive once again with acrobats, jugglers, dancers, street theatre and a whole lot more with about 125 acts of one kind or another expected for 2013. Due to the popularity of previous years, the event has been extended over two days.

More info on the website: www.streetartnimation.lu

  • September – 14 – Summer in the City Closing Act

And so the season comes to an end with a series of concerts from towns in the Greater Region “QuattroPole” agreement, namely Trier, Saarbrücken, Metz and Luxembourg. Acts from all the participating towns will travel and play in each location with the Luxembourg event planned as the closing event for the summer season.

Not just performing arts!

A host of other activities other than stage events are planned for the summer. Visit the Grand-Ducal palace between July 15 and August 31, or how about a guided tour of the Cathedral between June 21 and September 13? The underground “Casemates” will be open to the public, while a City tour on foot will take place in English virtually every day at 2pm. A night tour is also possible as well as a cycling one.  There's even a tour "gourmand" - tour and eat at the same time! And not forgetting “Discover Luxembourg” a kind of treasure hunt around the City takes place on September 14.

For full details get your hands on the free Summer in The City programme guide or visit the website: www.summerinthecity.lu