The new "Mosel - Licht & Flammen" (Moselle - light and flames) festival, postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place in Luxembourg's Moselle region on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October 2022.
Originally scheduled to take place in October 2021 and postponed until May 2022, before being postponed once again, this cross-community light and music festival will put a spotlight on local products, wine and tourism.
Together with the project sponsor, the Entente Touristique de la Moselle Luxembourgeoise, the communication agency brain&more has taken on the challenge of organising what is expected to be an unforgettable cultural event in Luxembourg. The organisational work is supported by the Office Régional du Tourisme Région Moselle Luxembourgeoise, LEADER Region Miselerland, Luxembourg's General Directorate for Tourism, the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works and the Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development.
Two event programmes have been prepared for "Mosel - Licht & Flammen": an "on-board programme" for the passengers of the five ships provided by Entente Touristique de la Moselle, Navitours and Personenschifffahrt Gebr. Kolb, and a "land programme" for all those who prefer to enjoy the event on solid ground.
In the spirit of a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach, the event will work towards protecting the increasingly important flora and fauna along the Moselle River. The festival concept therefore includes, among other things, a free bus shuttle system between the venues (also aimed at facilitating parking for visitors). Another component in this endeavour is the concept of "video mapping": framed by suitable music, the various buildings, nature and the entire region will be staged in a virtuoso manner to show them in their best light.
MS Princesse Marie-Astrid, River Diva, Roude Léiw, Muselschëff and Undine II are the sonorous names of the ships circulating on the river, from which passengers can enjoy an impressive view of the region and the colourful attractions on offer. Moreover, the culinary delicacies served on board and a festive atmosphere are designed to contribute to making this journey by boat an experience for all the senses.
At the time of writing, there are still a few places left on the Undine II. Bookings and further information are available at: www.mosellichtundflammen.lu.
On land, there is a variety of different events, local markets, a mediaeval market as well as presentation stands of wineries and food stalls to discover.
In Remich, the mini-golf course will be illuminated as well as the mediaeval market to create a magical atmosphere. A laser show is also on the agenda. From the promenade, visitors can enjoy a hot air balloon show, which takes off from the German side of the Moselle.
For its part, Wormeldange will put on a special light spectacle: with the support of live music by the Luxembourg composer and musician Chris Reitz, the facades of the Caves des Crémants Poll-Fabaire and the Domaine Viticole Schumacher will glow in various colours – a sight that will be visible from all the ships and from land. This video mapping by Steve Gerges will be projected onto the wine cellars of the Domaine Vinsmoselle and take the guests on a historical journey with visions of the future. Paintings by the Moselle-based multidisciplinary artist Nico Klopp are combined with state-of-the-art technology.
Wormeldange will also host the highlight of the "Mosel - Licht & Flammen" festival: a firework show that will light up the region in different colours.
At the embarkation point in Grevenmacher, the historic building of the Bernard-Massard winery will serve as a canvas for the video mapping by Paul Schumacher, also known as "Melting Pol". The history of the city and the rich culture of the wine-growing region will be presented here. Musician Marc Clement is responsible for the musical soundtrack of this local historical excursion. There will also be live music and outdoor fireplaces. The Maacher Camping team and that of the FC Brut of Caves Bernard-Massard will take care of visitors' culinary needs.
The musical centrepiece of "Mosel - Licht & Flammen" will be Wasserbillig, where a wide range of live music will be offered by various DJs and bands. A bouncy castle will ensure fun for the youngest visitors, whilst various food stalls guarantee culinary delights. There will also be a crafts market with charming objects of local craftsmanship and art. Wasserbillig will also offer live fire shows and the "Fées de la Moselle" experience.
The free shuttle buses between Wasserbillig and Remich leave every quarter of an hour.
Further information is available on the above website.