The Monheim Triennale is an international music festival that boasts high cultural standards and a unique atmosphere. It will premiere between June 30 and July 4, 2021 and will then take place every three years at various spots along the Rhine Promenade in Monheim. Once the development of Monheim's multi-functional event hall K714, which is located in a former refinery and filling plant, is completed, it will serve as the main event venue.
The Monheim Triennale aims to present contemporary music – improvised, composed and popular pieces – at eye level with the audience, in the context of a joint festival. One important element of the festival is that artists get to perform together in different, freely chosen constellations several times each day.
The director of the Triennale, Reiner Michalke, calls the festival a "take-off into a new era of presenting contemporary music." Mayor Daniel Zimmermann highlights the significance of this: "We believe that the Triennale is a huge opportunity for our town. The festival will help put Monheim am Rhein on the international map, and we also regard it as an opportunity for bringing children and young people from Monheim in contact with the artists performing at the festival as a means of promoting their cultural education."
The Monheim Triennale is organized and funded by Monheimer Musikfestival GmbH, a subsidiary of Monheimer Kulturwerke GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the City of Monheim am Rhein.