On Sunday the 5th of November, centred around the inland port of Maastricht, the Bassin, in the old factories of earthenware manufacturer Sphinx, a brand new festival packed with word, film and music arises: Words on Fire.

Words on Fire is a brand new festival  in Maastricht bringing a unique combination of international literature, alternative pop music and film. Hot new talents will share the stage with well-established musicians and authors.

The festival will take place on Sunday 5 November from 14.00 – 23.00 on multiple stages of Muziekgieterij and Lumiere Cinema.

This festival is a collaboration of Muziekgieterij and Lumiere Cinema and the Crossing Border festival which will celebrate its 25th edition 2,3 and 4 November in The Hague.


Ticket prizes

Regular tickets: €22,50 (ex. service fee)
Tickets at the door: €30 (ex. service fee)
Student*: €15,-(ex. service fee)
CJP*: €14,50 (ex. service fee)

Library card, Centre Ceramique & Kumulus-students card*: € 19,50

Tickets are available online or at the box office of Muziekgieterij and Lumière Cinema, Maastricht.

* In order to receive your festival wristband, you must display your discount card at the entrance.


Boschstraat 7, Maastricht

Lumière Cinema
Bassin 88, Maastricht


Have you got any questions or tips? Please do not hesitate to contact us: info@wordsonfire.nl.

Route & Parking

Click here for directions to Lumière Cinema Maastricht.

It is not possible to park at Lumière Cinema. However, if you do come to the festival by car you can park at:

Parkeerplaats Sphinx-Terrein, Frontensingel, 6211 Maastricht

For more information you can call Lumière at +31 43 321 40 80