Festival Magia is back for it's third edition in downtown Rotterdam: the area around the infamous Witte de Withstraat! Surrounded by lively bars and restaurants in the middle of Rotterdam's art district, festival Magia presents 2 days and nights filled with international music, free access. Live performances, DJs, movie screenings, art, live radio, a talkshow and a vinyl market, plus 2 sweaty nights in Rotterdam's finest clubs. Expect the best of the unknown from the entire world.
discover the full lineup of the third edition of Festival Magia.
Two days and nights in Rotterdam’s art district around the Witte de Withstraat and beyond. In the most vibrant part of Rotterdam, both indoor and outdoor, Festival Magia is expanding it’s storytelling mission with more than just special music, adding art, talks and liveradio by Operator, screenings, a vinyl market and a night program to the party. This is where it will all take place:
Witte de Withstraat 50
TENT is an exhibition room for contemporary Rotterdam art. TENT addresses the significant and current developments in contemporary art through varied exhibitions, linking the art from the city to current affairs. The exhibition area is situated in a historic former school building on the Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam’s ‘street of culture’. The building is shared with the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art.
Witte de Withstraat 29 - 31
MAMA is a platform for visual culture and young talent – a gateway for young makers at the cutting edge of contemporary art and popular culture. MAMA makes exhibitions, books, and magazines, organises performances and events, presents and represents young artists at home and abroad, and is part of an international network. Founded in 1997, MAMA provides a platform for the expressions of new subcultures and countercultures.
Witte de Withstraat 50
Founded in 1990, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art was conceived as an art house with a mission to present and discuss the work created today by visual artists and cultural makers, from here and afar. It organizes exhibitions, commissions art, publishes, and develops educational and collaborative initiatives. This non-profit institution has especially worked with artists, and engaged audiences, who are interested in posing challenging inquiries and articulations of our present. While its program considers the contemporary, it also regards how art has been created and experienced in the past, and it imagines the futures art can come to shape.
The Boomgaardstraat is one of the sidestreets of the Witte de Withstraat in the middle of the liveliest are of the city, surrounded by bars, galeries and plenty of action night and day. The area is sometimes unofficially referred to as the art district, and is our home for two days this year! In the Boomgaardstraat we will have our blockparty, so expect the finest rare selections from your favorite local and international diggers.
WORM’s Avantgardistic State is found in a building in the Boomgaardsstraat, a side street of the Witte de Withstraat in the centre of Rotterdam. From their ‘bastion’ they recruit and train (new and old) likeminded souls, produce and realise publications and organise public events with all kinds of artists.
V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. Founded in 1981, V2_ offers a platform for artists, designers, scientists, researchers, theorists, and developers of software and hardware from various disciplines to discuss their work and share their findings.
Through its activities Het Nieuwe Instituut aims to increase the appreciation of the cultural and social significance of architecture, design and digital culture and to strengthen the interaction between these disciplines. In a period characterised by radical change, Het Nieuwe Instituut wants to moderate, stimulate and facilitate debate about architecture, design and digital culture through research and a public programme. The broadening and deepening of the public’s appreciation is a fundamental starting point.
The William Boothlaan is one of the sidestreets of the Witte de Withstraat in the middle of the liveliest are of the city, surrounded by bars, galeries and plenty of action night and day. The area is sometimes unofficially referred to as the art district, and is our home for two days this year! On the William Boothlaan, you will find our main live stage.
Since last year, this gallery space of Witte de With has been used as a site for displays and events. It also functions as bookshop and classroom. These developments on site developed in connection with an initiative on collective learning, which, among other things, entails a work/study program designed for Rotterdam youth.
The Kromme Elleboog is one of the sidestreets of the Witte de Withstraat in the middle of the liveliest are of the city, surrounded by bars, galeries and plenty of action night and day. The area is sometimes unofficially referred to as the art district, and is our home for two days this year! In the Kromme Elleboog, you will find our vinylmarket.
KINO is a movie theater in the heart of the city. The historical building on the Gouvernestraat has found new life with the return of this building to it's movie history, contributing to the Rotterdam arthouse scene.
MONO doubles as Rotterdam's favorite hangout, which turns in to the most vibrant miniclub Rotterdam has witnessed in decades, a must visit for those from outside the city.