Musicon and Stichting Popdistrict present the eighteenth edition of the Summertime Festival on the Grote Markt. The Hague's foremost jazz, world music and roots pop festival returns to the Grote Markt for three days of eclectic sounds from our city's diverse community of musicians. This year's program features a diversity of styles and cultures, performed by living legends and up-and-coming talent. Entrance is free.

Summertime Festival showcases a beautiful but underexposed aspect of the city, namely the international musician community that flourishes here, thanks in part to the presence of the Royal Conservatoire; this living network of music students and graduates is the source of the diversity of styles and cultures within the program. The festival offers a lot of space for young careers and new repertoire and is therefore experienced as a special discovery by visitors. In short: enjoy the summer during the relaxed Summertime Festival on one of the nicest squares in The Hague!


The festival is further organized in collaboration with Podium De Nieuwe Kamer and the BID, Interest Association for Jazz, World and Improvisational Music The Hague (BID) and supported by Sena Performers and the Municipality of The Hague.


Grote Markt

The Grote Markt is one of the nicest parts of The Hague. The atmosphere on the Grote Markt is always pleasant and the nightlife crowd is often creative and idiosyncratic. On the square in the middle of the city there are various catering establishments that offer something for everyone: from brown cafe to cocktail bar, from music venue to restaurant. In addition, the Grote Markt also bears the 'Pop District' label. Live concerts take place under this name all year round, organized in collaboration with pop venue Paard van Troje.


Accessibility Grote Markt

The Grote Markt is accessible by public transport as well as by car. The Grote Markt can be reached by tram lines 2, 3, 4 and 6, bus line 25, and a 15-minute walk from The Hague CS and HS train stations. The nearest parking garages are Parking Spui, Centrum and Turfmarkt.