After two years of absence due to the pandemic, the Namur in May Festival had hoped to break its previous record of 240,000 attendees from 2019.
And with a total 245,000 festival-goers ending up taking advantage of the open-air activities on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the comeback has proven successful.
Built like an open-air theatre, the arts festival brought together more than 60 artistic companies and offered almost 400 shows over the three days. Half of them were free.
“The number of visitors has never been an obsession. The important thing was to see the smiles again on the faces and to bring all the generations together around unique moments,” explained Samuel Chappel, the Managing Director of Festival.
The festival had been canceled in 2020 and was only able able to accommodate 4,000 people in 2021 due to severe restrictions. The next edition is scheduled to take place 18-20 May 2023.