Rockhal

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Rockhal
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Front entrance to venue
Full name Centre de Musiques Amplifiées - Rockhal
Location 5 Avenue du Rock'n'Roll
L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette
Luxembourg
Broke ground 21 July 2003 (2003-07-21)
Opened 23 September 2005 (2005-09-23)
Owner Le Gouvernement du Grande-Duché de Luxembourg
Construction cost 30 million
Architect BENG Architectes Associés
Capacity Main Hall: 6,500 (standing), 2,800 (seated)
The Club: 1,100 (standing)
Website www.rockhal.lu

The Rockhal is a concert hall in Esch-sur-Alzette, in southern Luxembourg. It opened on 23 September 2005, has a maximum capacity of 6,500 people and is sited on the former industrial site of Belval.

The Rockhal consists of 4 different parts: [1]

  • The Main hall with a maximum capacity of 6,500 standing places or 2,800 seats on an area of 2625 m²
  • The Club, the small venue at the Rockhal, with a maximum capacity of 1,100 standing places on an area of 560 m²
  • The “Rockhalcafé”, a bar and restaurant, which also hosts smaller shows
  • The Music & Resources Centre with six rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, a dance studio and a documentation centre.

The first concert hosted was by The Prodigy and then Korn, the following day.[2]

Depeche Mode the English electronic band performed a Warm up gig at the Rockhal on May 6, 2009 for their Tour of the Universe in front of a crowd of around 6,000 people.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rockhal", Official Website. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Inauguration de la Rockhal". Service Information et Presse. 23 September 2005. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 

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Coordinates: 49°29′59″N 5°56′50″E / 49.4998241°N 5.9472513°E / 49.4998241; 5.9472513