Each year Motel Mozaïque organises several special cultural events such as the (inter)nationally respected Motel Mozaïque festival which offer a mix of pop music, dance, theatre and visual arts. At various indoor venues in Rotterdam distinctive programmes are presented. Motel Mozaïque showcases new and upcoming movements in different art disciplines, and the crossovers between. Visitors are given the opportunity to stay the night in a playful, exciting way. Locations are turned into a real motel, where guests can sleep and an artist collective will take care of breakfast and other special items.
Motel Mozaïque was created during Rotterdam 2001, Cultural Capital of Europe. Initiator of the festival is Harry Hamelink. The editorial team scouts and invites artists and performers who show in their work, in addition to warmth and quality, that they are open minded. Also artists create beds in various places in the city and visitors are taken by guides to the program components that they themselves have not yet discovered.
A.o. Mumford & Sons, Band Of Horses, Angus & Julia Stone, The Gaslamp Killer, Mulatu Astatke, Fuck Buttons, Midlake, The Whitest Boy Alive, Fever Ray, Nico Muhly, Digitalism, Trentemoller, Goldfrapp, Efterklang, Belle & Sebastian, CocoRosie, LCD Soundsystem, Scissor Sisters, Antony & The Johnsons, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Nancy Sinatra, Arthur Lee, The Kills, Feist, The Libertines, Peaches, Carina Molier, Benji Reid, Zita Swoon, Abattoir Fermé, !!!, A Silver Mt. Zion, Kung Fu, PONI, Schie 2.0, Observatorium, Bliss, Miriam Reeders, Madeleine Berkhemer, Michael Spencer Jones, Gotan Project, Múm, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Emiliana Torrini, Atelier van Lieshout, Dré Wapenaar, Claudy Jongstra, Villanella/Hanneke Paauwe, Mogwai, The Veils, Amon Tobin, Tom Barman and 2ManyDJ’s have been our guests in the first decade of Motel Mozaïque.