Luxembourg has been part of the Sofar Sounds Community since September 2017.
Fancy going to a gig in an intimate setting where no one talks loudly over the music? If the answer to that question is yes, then Sofar Sounds might be just what you are looking for.
Sofar Sounds was founded by Rafe Offer in 2009, when he invited friends over to his London flat for an intimate live music experience. He, too, was sick of people not paying attention to the music at gigs taking place at large venues, so he decided to come up with an alternative. Sofar Sounds has now spread across 429 cities worldwide, and the first event in Luxembourg took place in September 2017.
The idea is rather simple: a combination of a unique venue, international and local musicians, and a crowd of no more than 50-70 people coming together for an alternative music experience.
The address is only revealed a couple of days before the event, and you will only know who is playing when you get there. Luxembourgish artists C'est Karma and Bartleby Delicate, amongst others, have played Sofar Shows here in the Grand-Duchy. Examples of locations that have hosted Sofar shows are 'Bamhaus', a co-working space in Dommeldange, the bowling alley in 'Escher Kafé' and 'Gallery 39' in Dudelange. The aim is to give the audience the opportunity to experience live music in a different setting, to be closer to musicians and discover interesting artists. Pillows, candles, and silence (apart from the music, of course) will all be part of the experience.
Whilst events are usually free to attend, some may charge a small on the door fee, and donations are collected during the show to support musicians.
If this sounds like something you'd like to try, you can apply to attend the next show, which takes place on 6. April, via www.sofarsounds.com/luxembourg.
Invitations are sent out via email.