Brussels, the city with countless nightclubs, dance bars, rooftops and not forgetting excellent music festivals.
Love music and a good party?
Then these 4 should definitely be on your to-do list and festival calendar this summer!
Circle Park summercamp
23 June – 28 September 2022
Your Summer Industrial Playground
Are you looking for a nice place to meet your friends? Well Circle park summer camp is the place to be!
Until mid-September, you can come here every Thursday to Sunday for the most diverse activities!
You’ll not only find crazy vinyl listening sessions, DJ sets and smashing parties with Brussels labels and music collectives, but also various workshops, skateboard lessons, petanque, padel and beach volleyball. This sublimely renovated industrial site is within walking distance of the South Station. This is a real must-see! Admission is free and you are welcome from 16:00 to 22:00.
📍Rue des goujons 156, 1070 Anderlecht
30 June – 24 July 2022
You can’t miss a concert at the breathtaking view of the Atomium, can you?
The whole month of June you can again enjoy a dazzling line-up from the open-air arena on Place Belge, in the middle of the stately exhibition halls of Brussels Expo.
There is something for everyone, music ranging from jazz and funk over French pop and rap to world music and even electro.
The line-up this summer includes jazz icon Herbie Hancock on 30 June, followed by Frenchmen Jaques & Thomas Dutronc on 1 July. Then some electro with Parisian DJ duo Polo & Pan on July 3. The unmissable funky tunes of Nile Rodgers & CHIC with Dimitri From Paris on 6 July. French hip hop/rap with IAM on 15 July and MC Solaar on 16 July. The most beautiful French songs by Vianney on 20 July and, to top it all, a big Brazilian party with Gilberto Gil on 24 July.
📍 Place Royale 1, 1020 Brussels
22 August – 26 August 2022
For the eighteenth time, this free discovery festival is organised in the famous Ancienne Belgique.
For five days every evening you can enjoy enchanting and intimate performances. Weird synthesizer pop, a dance concert or Ethiopian jazz: it can all happen here!
All this in the Gare Maritime with its breathtaking architecture that is an attraction in itself.
This year there will be an added extra, namely the AB summer terrace with fringe activities and workshops.
I can already give you some names: Naima Joris + JFDR x Kieran Brunt x Benjamin Glorieux | Eddie Chacon + Abel Ghekiere | Hailu Mergia + Nyati Mayi & The Astral Synth Transmitters | Voetvolk + Brik Tu-Tok | Alai K + Guedra Guedra + Coco Em.
Get inspired by their playlist below!
📍 Picardstraat 3, 1000 Brussels (Gare Maritime)
3 September – 4 September 2022
This festival, Crossroads Festival, is organised by the team from the mythical Fuse nightclub, which has been a fixture in Brussels nightlife since 1994. This rave party with electronic music surpasses itself year after year. This with a top location at the Anderlecht Vijverpark with street art all around. Top artists such as Antal, Oscar Mulero and DVS1 are present this year. 63 artists, 4 stages during the 2-day programme. Young talents as well as established names, local and international DJs in the outskirts of Brussels. A festival below the highways, with inventive stages, brutalism architecture and the collective experience of a music festival.
📍 Maurice Carêmelaan 658, 1070 Anderlecht (Ponds Park)