GIGGING IN THE GREATER REGION: Luxembourg, France, Belgium & Germany

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
All Day

Gigging in the Greater Region means crossing borders. The next gig on your tour is maybe only some kilometers away, but you might have to deal not only with a different country and language, but also with different regulations, taxes and habits. With more than 11 million people, the Greater Region, i.e. the area combining Saarland (DE), Rhineland-Palatinate (DE), Lorraine (FR), Luxembourg, Wallonia (B), the French Community and the German-speaking Community of Belgium, has an impressive number of active bands and more than 200 venues and festivals. This is an enormous potential for touring bands and artists!

A panel composed of promoters, agents and artists will discuss the realities of touring in this cross-border region and give insights on best practices for bands planning to go on the road. The panel is also preparing the « Oberkorn, it’s a small town » workshop series focussing on the best practices for touring musicians and taking place on Friday and Saturday.

Host: Olivier Toth (General Manager – Rockhal)
Speakers: David Dehard (Club Plasma, Court-Circuit), Bernard Hemblenne (Booker & Tour Manager – Intersection), Jeff Jonas (Artist – Scarred / Booking & Managemet – Nöize Collective), Kai Jorzyk (Booker – 4plus1 Konzerte), John Rech (Booking Manager – Service Culturel Ville de Dudelange) 

In collaboration with Multipistes*

* Multipistes is a network of nine organisations in the Greater Region (Luxembourg, neighbouring parts of France, Belgium and Germany), which have teamed up to scout, support and promote artists through several programs including artist residencies, training, showcases and tour support. As one of the first members of the Multipistes network, M&R Rockhal participates in the network’s development and actions by hosting a number of events. Since 2012, Multipistes is supported by the European Union as part of the INTERREG IVA Greater Region program.