EMJ 2021
69th edition from 29/04 >3/5 2021

COVID-19 Update

Our festival will be organized taking into account all COVID-19 measures that are imposed by the Belgian Government. All activities will honour the regulations and the limitations concerning the number of participants and visitors. The organization will provide a mixture of indoor and outdoor events and when required the number of participating groups will be limited.

Performances can be influenced by practical safety precautions for COVID-19. We will take this into account during the jury performances. Making music and connecting through music and art is more important than giving your best performance ever – especially in these challenging times. We must continue to stimulate youngsters in their musical aspirations and in discovering new cultures and ways to unite. Therefor we are looking forward to your subscription and visit to Neerpelt.

Practical information will be provided in October.


Looking for tickets for a jury concert, the happening? Click the link below for all the information.

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HopOn / HopOff bus

Throughout the entire festival you can use the free HopOn / HopOff bus. The schedule will be published here.


The daily program will be published here.

Highlights of the festival

Jury concerts

The jury concerts are the core of every Festival. Each participating group brings its own program for a international jury.

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The proclamation is always the climax of every festival day, massively attended by all participants and hundreds of visitors.

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Laureate concert

An evening concert with participation of the choirs/ensembles that showed exceptional qualtiy in the various categories.

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After their exceptional jury concert the young people are happy to be able to discharge and to celebrate and fraternize with the local population.

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On the opening day, the Kick-off is the official start of the European Music Festival for Young People.

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The Happening is an evening concert, performed by various forehand selected choirs/ensembles and visited by a very large audience.

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Follow live streams on Facebook

Many events like the proclamation and the happening can be followed live on facebook. Visit and like us on facebook.

Watch the many photo albums

During the entire festival a team of professional photographers capture the the most beautiful moments.

Experience the festival on Youtube

The EMJ has it's own youtube channel. Here you can find the compulsory songs, the after movie, ...

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European Music Festival for Young People
Toekomstlaan 7 bus 2, 3910 Neerpelt
+32-11-66 23 39