The site, where once slate was extracted and transformed into final products, has slowly integrated into the Slate Museum Haut-Martelange. It’s a whole village, to be short, with its underground mines, the industrial buildings ass well as the houses where owner or quarrymen lived in. The architecture created a seamless continuum with a charming post-industrial atmosphere taking the visitor on a journey to the past. The Slate Museum is a huge, 8 ha site and invites to the discovery of living history.
About the site : The Slate Museum Haut-Martelange
A music, family, culture & culinary festival in the North of Luxembourg!
Since 2014, one weekend a year, Koll an Aktioun offers a wide-ranging program for families as well as , culture-, cuisine- and and music lovers alike. Over the years, the festival, set in the b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l and historical Musée de l’Ardoise in Haut-Martelange, has become an integral part of Luxembourg’s event calendar with over 3.000 people attending each year. Koll an Aktioun is organised by more than 30 volunteers who don’t only share their passion for music but also for the environment. Minimizing its impact on nature is one of the essential components of the Koll an Aktioun. Sustainability is key!
The Koll an Aktioun Festival will not take place in its usual form. However, to minimise the disappointment, we’ve planned a digital festival in cooperation with Radio 100,7,
the Koll an Aktioun on Air. Even in a digital form, the festival will maintain the traditional connection between music, culture, culinary and a family friendly atmosphere. The Koll an Aktioun on Air will take place on May 30th from 2pm to 6pm on via Radio 100,7 (radio, website and app) and via live video stream.
You can already look forward to the following program:
Music: Live concerts with AEM, Mambo Schinki, Tuys and the Public Service Sound
System as well as a Koll Session with Nicool
Family: Workshop with Eric Falchero & Annick Sinner, Workshops from the Slatemuseum from Martelange, spectacle from Ernesto, Music from Kapitän Mullebutz & senge Séisswaassermatrousen, children’s reading by Christiane Kremer, Yoga with Marie-Rose, soundmassage with Gilles Heinisch, Stop Motion Workshop with Irina and Marthe
Culture: Documentary about the slate heritage, dreamcatcher workshop
Culinary: unveiling of the secret around the famous Koll Kebab, Cocktail-Mixing Session
Via our facebook page we will also offer you workshops for Saturday morning and Sunday
Koll an Aktioun is built around 4 pilars:
National and international music acts will perform throughout the weekend and amaze you with their tunes. From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Indie Rock, we don’t limit ourselves to one musical genre. As of the 2019 edition, our bookers are also looking for equal gender representation when it comes to the line-up.
Koll an Aktioun is a festival for the whole family, as we’re making sure that our program speaks to young and old! With special artistic acts, workshops and animation for children and families, we promise that you’ll have a fun time when bringing your kids or grandkids along.
Get to know our location and its history. Discover the Musée de l’Ardoise in Haut-Martelange as well as the work of national and international artists and craftsmen/women throughout all of it.
Year by year, the food offer at Koll an Aktioun is growing and getting more diverse. The participating food stands are focusing on local & organic ingredients (some coming even from the festival’s own garden)! It’s Street Food at its best: Vegan, Oriental, Traditional, … the choice is yours.
This should give you a first impression of what we are and what we stand for. We’d love to welcome you at this year’s edition and we can’t wait to share some moments with you!