WMC Fringe Festival
WMC Kerkrade 2022


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WMC Fringe

Get the Kerkrade experience

Take this chance to play in front of an WMC-audience, to meet other musicians and to get a taste of this unique music festival in Kerkrade.

The WMC Festival is as much about competing as it is about meeting fellow musicians from all over the world and making music together. With WMC Fringe, a new part of WMC, we want to give bands a chance to get the full WMC experience, but without entering in the competitions. Because during the four-week festival, there are many performance opportunities in Kerkrade. Will your band enter the contests? Then you may also sign up for participation in WMC Fringe (you will be able to indicate this in your My WMC Portal).

WMC offers participants of WMC Fringe several open-air stages. The WMC Village Stage in the city park, the open-air stage at the towns market square and numerous other performance venues are available. Marching and Show bands will have the opportunity to present themselves in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium or by a route through the city centre of Kerkrade.

Participants in WMC Fringe are given the possibility to visit the contests and other WMC activities at a discount.

Do you want to participate in WMC Fringe?

Enlistment will be possible from October 1st 2021.

Create one (digital) account for your band or ensemble to register for WMC Fringe. Fringe is intended for bands and orchestras where wind music predominates.

Your My WMC Portal is used to register for participation in Fringe WMC 2022 and consists of a digital form with several tabs. Each part of this form can be saved separately and will be stored in your account. You can also indicate a preferred day here. 

Registration fee
The registration fee for participation in WMC Fringe 2022 is € 75,- (including taxes).

Accommodation during your stay

As a participant it is possible to arrange your stay at WMC 2022 via WMC Travel. Using WMC Travel you can easily book a group accommodation in a hotel in the region, arrange meals, and book day trips (these will be made available soon). You can indicate this in your account. More information is available here.

If you have any questions during your application process, please use the chat function in the application module and we will answer you as soon as possible. This relates to all possible questions (i.e., artistic, production, hospitality etc).

Contact us by phone +3145 545 50 00 or email