Meakusma Festival 2019: Celebrate The Unclassifiable Meakusma Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Eupen, Belgium; celebrating the unclassifiable through music, installations and more. The three-day festival takes place in a number of venues within Eupen, including The Alter Schlachthof, IKOB, and the Friedenskirche. Meakusma annually welcomes a wide range of artists […]Meakusma Festival 2019 Rotenbergplatz 19, 4700 Eupen Eupen Belgium
Meakusma Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Eupen, Belgium; celebrating the unclassifiable through music, installations and more. The three-day festival takes place in a number of venues within Eupen, including The Alter Schlachthof, IKOB, and the Friedenskirche. Meakusma annually welcomes a wide range of artists and performers and showcases a variety of art installations.
“Three days of celebrating the unclassifiable through music, installations and more”
This year’s edition will welcome more than 100 artists, featuring the likes of Liz Harris & Roy Montgomery, Eli Keszler, Tashi Wadi Group, Lee Gamble, Ben UFO, Giuseppe lelasi, Parris and more; who will headline the event. Other notable names include Kali Malone, Piotr Kurek, Lieven Martens, Floris Vanhoof, Orgue Agnes and many more. There will also be films, installations, lectures, audio guides and more.
Meakusma will be happening at Kulturzentrum Alter Schlachthof in Eupen, Belgium. You can find the event at Rotenbergplatz 19, 4700 Eupen.
Located in northeast Belgium, the city of Eupen is easily accessible by plane as well as ground transportation. The nearest airports are Liege Airport, which is approximately 40 minutes away, and Dusseldorf International Airport, which is just over an hour away.
You can also arrive via train to Achen from most major cities around Belgium as well as the Netherlands and Germany; followed by a bus to Eupen. Upon arrival, everything is situated within walking distance; however, local buses are also available. The festival grounds are only a 10-minute walk from the city center.
The city of Eupen in partnership with Meakusma offers a variety of accommodation options. The newly renovated hostel in Eupen is located only a 10-minute walk from the festival site and rooms are available for 2-4 people per person. Breakfast is also available, served on ‘festival-compatible hours’, which goes as late as you want! Three nights accommodation including breakfast is available for 60 euros per person.
The festival also features free camping behind Alter Schlachthof in the garden of the ‘Work & Job’ project. The campground is equipped with free showers and toilets, as well as vendors with homegrown food. Underneath Alter Schlachthof, you can also find ‘Ettersten’ fields, which offer car camping and is only a 2-minute walk from the festival. This campground does not have water, electricity or toilets.
Other options include the Kloster Heidberg, a unique 18th-century monument and a variety of B&B options. There is also a range of nearby Airbnbs available within the vicinity of the event. You can explore all the nearby accommodation options below.
The town of Eupen offers a variety of things to see and do. One of the main attractions is Nature Parc High Venn – Eifel, a protected moorland area featuring a bog, walking trails and boardwalks and rare flora. Nearby, you can find Lake Eupen, an artificial lake located in the heart of the city.
You can also find Lake Gileppe, a lake surrounded by a lush forest with hiking trails, waterfront restaurants, and scenic views. You can also find a number of museums and exhibits, including the BCB – Division Jacques AG Museum and Chateau de Raeren. Other popular attractions include the Viaduct of Moresnet, also known as the Geul Valley Bridge; and Hammer Bridge, a 220-meter long railway bridge, which crosses over the Geul Valley.
Meakusma Festival will take place from September 6-9, 2019.
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