Breda Jazz Festival



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Every year, during the weekend of Ascension Day, the cosy city centre of Breda becomes a backdrop for the Breda Jazz Festival, which has been around since 1971. It’s the oldest and largest festival of its kind in Europe, attracting as much as 250,000 visitors every year.

  • Visit the annual Breda Jazz Festival in Breda’s historic city centre.
  • The Breda Jazz festival is the oldest and largest jazz festival of Europe.
  • An average of 175 gigs every year, and all outdoor concerts are free!

Free Concerts

The Breda Jazz Festival lasts four days and always begins on Ascension day at 13:00. Concerts are held on various stages dispersed across Breda’s historic city centre, and all outdoor concerts are free! An entrance fee is required for the special, indoor concerts (the exact fee depends on the concert).

Performers from Holland and (far) abroad

Many of the musicians performing hail from abroad, such as from France, England, the USA, Australia and Japan – but local and regional bands are also well represented each year. The Breda Jazz Festival features approximately 175 gigs each year!

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