EKKO is a small-sized intimate venue to come home to, as well as a place to let yourself be surprised and enchanted, either sonically or culturally. When it comes to live music and club nights, EKKO presents a relevant programme in which current trends resonate ánd are pushed forward. A vast array of live performers and dj’s come and play EKKO throughout the year: from indie folk to hiphop, from electronic music to black metal.
In its programme, EKKO constantly and consistently tries to find balance between the accessible and the experiment: EKKO is a place for established artists who re-invent themselves within particular niches, but also provides a space to grow for new talent, either front and back stage. And this not only happens at EKKO’s main location at Bemuurde Weerd: there are many other locations in the city in which EKKO programmes and hosts events. In this way, EKKO is a stepping-stone for live acts, djs and organisers who you’ll later run into or see at bigger venues, clubs and festivals in Utrecht and the rest of The Netherlands.
A few examples of international artists who played their first shows in the Netherlands at EKKO and are now able to sell out the larger venues: Four Tet, Beach House, Mount Kimbie, The Rapture, Fuck Buttons, Nils Frahm, Floating Points, Franz Ferdinand, Damien Jurado, Okkervil River, Nick Waterhouse, IDLES, Savages, Motorpsycho, Jeff Mills, I Am Kloot, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Alvvays, Triggerfinger, Oscar and The Wolf,, Blood Red Shoes, Midlake, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mitski, The Veils, Temples, Grizzly Bear, The Decemberists, Tiga, Richie Hawtin, Nathan Fake, Ojos de Brujo, The Wombats, Amber Arcades, Wire, Ed Harcourt, Typhoon, Fink, Speedy J, The Tallest Man On Earth, Eefje de Visser, Joan As Policewoman, Future Islands, Kensington en Death Cab For Cutie.
EKKO strives to be as accessible as possible to everyone. Since we’re situated in a narrow canal house with a rich history, some hard to eliminate hurdle remain inevitable. This doesn’t make EKKO accessible to anyone who wants to visit us. If you have questions about accessibility or want to make a specific request regarding accessibility: please send an e-mail to Rik de Graaf via firstname.lastname@example.org. In case of a special request, it’s important and desirable that this request is sent to us at least 3 days in advance of your possible visit to EKKO. This to help as good as possible and to guarantee you a sufficient response.
Please find this page for more information about accessibility.
Bemuurde Weerd WZ3
3513 BH Utrecht
Tel.: 030 231 7457
EKKO presents concerts, club nights and more at multiple locations in Utrecht:
The biggest part of our concerts and club nights takes place at our own location at Bemuurde Weerd, in the city centre of Utrecht. A faithful dog, our living room, open every weekend. Is ready to serve you any genre, during evening hours as well as the nighttime.
Bemuurde Weerd Westzijde 3,
3513 BH Utrecht
De Nijverheid is a cultural free port in Utrecht’s Werkspoorkwartier, which houses ateliers and creative workspaces for artists, designers and creatives. One of the rougher spaces in Utrecht where artists get the space to create, experiment and exhibit. Very appropriate for anything punky and other slightly gritty musical material. We also celebrated the infamous ‘Anti Climax’ new year’s eve party there.
ACU is a political cultural centre in the city centre of Utrecht. Has a very rich cultural and political history, including a squatters’ past, and is completely run by volunteers. The building was once a car garage, now it functions as a cafe, vegan restaurant and concert location. Currently completely car-free, with EKKO programming a concert there every now and then.
3512 AK Utrecht
De Kromme Haring is an intimate brewery, taproom and concertroom in one. They experiment with the craft of making beer, we like to experiment there with the craft of programming music. They are located next to Vechtclub XL in Kanaleneiland – it will cost you a bit of cycling to get there, but in exchange you will get a very special location: artists perform between tanks filled with brewer’s yeast.
3526 KS Utrecht
Het Stadsklooster originated from a neighborhood initiative in the Utrecht district of Lombok. The organization is housed in the former Antonius Church, which was built in 1902-1903. Several years ago, when the church was in danger of being sold, a group of people from the neighborhood joined forces to preserve the site. Het Stadsklooster now organizes inspiring events at the intersection of culture, creativity and meaning.
3531 CP Utrecht