The Podcastfestival 2021 runs september 23 through september 26 and took place consecutively in Groningen, Amsterdam, Nijmegen and Utrecht.

What does a place no one has ever been before sound like? On February 22 2021, NASA shared a recording from Mars recorded by the Perserverance Rover. Though the recording lasts less than 20 seconds, it immediately transports you to a place where no man has gone before. This transportive power of audio is the subject of this years festival theme: come away with me.

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You can listen to the 2020 edition of the Podcastfestival here or in the Podcastfestival podcast.


When and where is the Podcastfestival 2021?

The festival takes place from September 23 through September 26 in four consecutive venues and cities: FOURM in Groningen, Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam, Staddschouwburg in Nijmegen and Tivoli in Utrecht.

What can I expect?

During the day, full day workshops will be programmed both for experienced and beginner podcasters. In the evening you can grab a ticket for a diverse programme in a theatre setting. On Friday september 24 the second edition of our conference takes place in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. This programme is aimed at (aspiring) professionals and will have multiple tracks to choose from.

When will the programme be announced?

We will announce the programme one month before the festival starts.

What type of tickets are being sold?

Tickets are sold separately for the workshops, evening programmes and conference day.

Will there be English language programming?

Yes, parts of the programme are in English. For non-Dutch speakers, we recommend the podcast conference that takes place in Amsterdam on Friday September 24.

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The Podcastfestival 2021 is an initiative from Podcastnetwerk and is made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL, Fonds 21, Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, European Cultural Foundation, Dutch Foundation for Literature, the municipalities of Nijmegen, Utrecht and Groningen and the International Visitors Programme of Het Nieuwe Instituut. The programme is presented in collaboration with Podgront, Forum Groningen, Tolhuistuin, Are We Europe, De Nieuwe Oost // Wintertuin and the International Literature Festival Utrecht (ILFU).