Ah! A chill atmosphere, people on the streets, the smell of rosé and sun cream everywhere. That time of the year where days last an eternity and blur into each other. The Dog Days are coming and like Phil Collins once said; you can feel it coming in the air. We definitely can’t wait to get sun-kissed and groove to our favourite bands. We hope you are ready too? These are the 10 Belgian festivals you absolutely can’t miss this Summer.
Text by Laura Callewaert
A week-long party with allround cosy summer vibes. Vama Veche hosts the finest Belgian acts of the moment. A free festival in the beautiful city of Bruges – what better way to kick off your summer?
Not to be missed: Vaal, Lawrence Le Doux, Rumours.
For their sixth birthday celebration, the Deepin’ boys are throwing a bigger party than usual. Two rooms filled with house and techno, the genres that are closest to their hearts. They have had an epic year so far with the creation of the new rave spot C12, so now it’s time to let loose.
Not to be missed: Regis, Anthony Linell/Abdulla Rashim, Awesome Tapes From Africa.
The festival is free for members.
On 21 July the little village of Zerkegem transforms itself into a weird island of psychedelic music and cheap beer. A combination of cool people and experimental indie-style garage bands is their success recipe.
Not to be missed: Fumaça Preta , Häxxan, Vaginas, what else?
Day 1 of the festival is free for members until 19.00
Wow, just take a look at that line-up! Supervue is coming stronger than ever with their third edition. Located on a picturesque site in Liège, this festival has an incredible view and equally amazing acts. The perfect way to celebrate the beauty of Summer.
Not to be missed: Gabber Eleganza, Jam City, Golin.
The festival is free for members with reservation via firstname.lastname@example.org before 27 July.
Liège-based collective JauneOrange is bringing a mix of crazy genres in a festival package, for the ninth time already. The festival wants to give you the experience of music in its purest form. No bla bla, only good vibes and real music.
Not to be missed: Flavien Berger, Dollkraut Band, Omni.
The festival is free for members.
We’re back with a bang, peeps! Different Class will transform the new location Bar Bricolage into an utopian space for progressive music lovers. Some huge artists on the line-up like Yves Tumor, Oklou and Liss. Put a giant cross onto the 11th of August in your agenda because you will not want to miss this one!
Not to be missed: you.
The Feeërieën is a festival that transforms Warandepark into the most magical place of Brussels for 5 days. A free festival to get to know some new emerging artists, this year with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Klein and DJ Lycox.
Not to be missed: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Klein, DJ Firmeza, DJ Lycox.
-50% reduction for Subbamembers on tickets. Mail to email@example.com before 2 July between 18 June and 2 July.
Horst is an electronic music festival who serves art on the side. A high-quality selection of both amid beautiful surroundings of water, woods and the Horst Castle. Sadly, this year it will be the fifth and final edition.
Not to be missed: Octo Octa, RAMZi, DJ Stingray.
For their third edition Meakusma gathers some of the most interesting experimental electronic artists of today. The festival will take place across several venues in Eupen.
Not to be missed: SKY H1, Sea Urchin, Kara-Lis Coverdale.
They have been organising festivals for more than 40 years, so at Leffingeleuren they know what they’re doing. Lately they have been focusing on putting promising national and international artists across various and progressive genres on stage. Same goes for this year’s edition.
Not to be missed: Iceage, AMMAR 808, Faith Healer.
Rock Zerkegem, Supervue Day 1, Micro festival and Different Class are all free for members. Become part of the family here.