Over 12,500 people attended across the week and a half
The Noorderzon festival’s organisers are extremely pleased with the 31st edition that ended yesterday, despite the Coronavirus restrictions in effect, reports the GIC. Numerous measures were in place to keep attendees 1.5-metres apar.
Noorderzon presented an extensive international and local programme for eleven days in Groningen’s Noorderplantsoen with theatre, music, lectures; literature, children’s performances, and installations.
More than 12,500 tickets were sold, with a total occupancy of 86 percent, and the festival took place on two ‘islands’ (North and South) in the city park, along with more than ten playing locations in the city of Groningen.
This year’s festival could only go ahead with government emergency COVID-19 cultural funding, says Noorderzon Director, Femke Eerland: “This support has made it possible to offer some certainty in an uncertain time. Thanks to this support, we have been able to organize an adapted, but recognizable form of Noorderzon this year. This enabled us to serve the public with a wonderful program, we were able to give artists a stage, and the chain an impulse. It was and is very moving to see the positive impact of live performances on audience, crew and players.”
The 32nd edition of Noorderzon is scheduled for August 18 to 28, 2022.
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