Rewire is an annual international festival for adventurous music. Across four days from 4 - 7 April 2024, Rewire will return to The Hague with its thirteenth festival edition, bringing together a wide range of musical and interdisciplinary performances, specially commissioned works, club nights, installations, talks, screenings, and more.
Artists that have previously presented work at Rewire include Laurie Anderson, Meredith Monk, Arca, Low, Nicolás Jaar, Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith, Mica Levi, Tim Hecker, Arto Lindsay & Zs, Blixa Bargeld, Holly Herndon, Haroon Mirza, Jenny Hval, Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat, Juliana Huxtable, Beatriz Ferreyra, James Holden & Maalem Houssam Guinia, Fever Ray, Jlin & Company Wayne McGregor, Mbongwana Star, Moor Mother, Kit Downes & Ensemble Klang, Jennifer Walshe & Memo Akten, Peter Zummo & KAKUHAN, Angel Bat Dawid, Mark Fell, Elaine Mitchener, Sosena Gebre Eyesus, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Tanya Tagaq, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Tristan Perich, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Stine Janvin & Ula Sickle, Grouper, Evian Christ, jaimie branch, Ellen Fullman, Nadah El Shazly & Elvin Brandhi and many, many others.
"Rewire lives up to its reputation as the festival for discovery in the Netherlands" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - NRC
“One of Europe’s go-to destinations for forward-thinking and exploratory music of all shades and colours.” - Crack Magazine
"Much like Rewire as a whole, this is art that makes you feel alive." - The Wire
“Het Haagse festival Rewire bewijst dat de spannendste muziek van nu buiten de hokjes valt” - de Volkskrant
"Geen ander evenement biedt zoveel diversiteit en leidt tot zoveel ontdekkingen. Rewire is het spannendste festival dat wij kennen.” - OOR
“A lot of festivals call themselves progressive, adventurous or cross-disciplinary, but Rewire can legitimately claim it’s all of the above.” – Glamcult
“One of the very best European festivals for adventurous electronic music.” – DJBroadcast
“Entertainment is obviously key to Rewire, and these playful peaks were commendable, but the festival seeks to impart so much more. The festival also aims for inspiration, education and challenges, all of which were delivered in spades.” – Resident Advisor
“This festival has a predilection for artists who are autonomous on stage, artists who toy with expectation with shows that – deliberately or not – split the discussion down the middle of what live music could be.” – Drowned in Sound
“Rewire is uitgegroeid tot een van de meest toonaangevende festivals als het gaat om vooruitstrevende muziek, waarin bruggen geslagen worden tussen, ja, tussen wat eigenlijk niet.” – 3voor12’’
“Met drie dagen aan risicovolle programmering blijft Rewire een van de spannendste festivals in Nederland om te bezoeken en bespreken.” – Gonzo (circus)
Rewire is a non-profit organisation based in The Hague, dedicated to promoting and fostering contemporary music and sound. Rewire’s main activity is its annual festival named Rewire. Besides this festival, the organisation presents several other affiliated activities year-round, most notably the concert series Rewire x Korzo, and an extensive education programme. Rewire also releases music connected to the festival via its own label.
P.O Box 243
2501 CE The Hague
Note: We are unable to respond to all the acquisitions and artist proposals we receive, and therefore ask you to refrain from sending any mail that would need returning.
Rewire offers an educational programme for schools and students each year. The programme consists of various workshops and opportunities to visit specially selected concerts. For more information about the educational programme or workshop requests, please send a mail to educatie[at]rewirefestival[dot]nl.
If you wish to support our non-profit organisation and its mission, you are more than welcome to make a donation. You can make your donation through this page.
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Team / Credits
Artistic & General Director: Bronne Keesmaat
Deputy Director: Ingrid Beer
Education & Outreach
Music Curator: Bronne Keesmaat
Context Curator: Katía Truijen
Programme Assistant, Label Manager & Film Curator: Gerben de Louw
Music Adviser: Henk Koolen
Marketing & Communications
Head of Marketing & Communications: Nick van der Vaart
Partnerships: Gerben de Louw
Interns: Cristina Belloni, Nino Bruinsma
Copywriter: Hugo Emmerzael
Proofreading: Aidan Wall
Graphic Design: Anja Kaiser & Jim Kühnel
Website: Basten Stokhuyzen
General Production: Emma Wijbenga
Technical Production: Rik 't Jong (head), Doris Veldman
Artist Production: Joya de Bock
Volunteer Coordinator: Isa Sánchez, Joya de Bock
International Visitors Programme Coordinator: Stacie Sueko Lyons
Production Assistant: Gijs Haenen (intern)
Berith Danse, Janke Brands, Jo Houben, Marleen van Uchelen