What began in 1972 as a relatively small open air festival in the courtyard of Moers Castle quickly evolved into a major international event in contemporary improvised music. Now as ever, the moers festival stands for the willingness to take risks and the courage to explore new territory, thus making it a reliable sources of non-mainstream musical discoveries.

In 2014 the festival could finally turn its back on provisional venues and move into its very own festival hall.

Photo credits: Peter Oelker (1978), Helmut Berns (2014)