Brussels Summer Festival 2019, Belgium
August 14 - August 18
€35 – €75
The Brussels Summer Festival in August has grown to one of Europe’s not-to-be-missed music festivals. The five-day event will turn the royal quarter of Brussels into a massive dance floor with a rich programme that includes major international music acts as well as new discoveries and Belgian stars.
Brussels has always had a lot to offer in terms of music, and at the Brussels Summer Festival you will be treated to 50 different world class acts spread over three stages in the historical city centre. Started in 2002 as the Brussels European Rhythm’s Festival or Eu’ritmix, the festival grew in popularity and was re-baptised in 2007 as the Brussels Summer Festival, attracting over a quarter of a million revellers that year.
This year’s edition will see a more condensed version with the duration of the festival reduced from the usual 10 days to five, as well as fewer concert stages, due to the rising cost of security. However, what has been lost in quantity, the organisers have made up with the quality of a very promising line-up (see below) ranging from rock, hip hop and pop to jazz and world music.
Brussels Summer Festival 2019 line-up
This year’s line-up will include living legend Giorgio Moroder, the now seventy-nine-year-old musician, DJ and composer who has shared music studios with the likes of David Bowie, Donna Summer, Queen, Kylie Minogue, Coldplay, Lady Gaga and Daft Punk.
Also present will be the Manic Street Preachers, Hooverphonic who will present their new record Looking for Stars, Alice Et Moi, Booba, Caballero & JeanJass, Grand Blanc, Suarez, the DJ-set The Avenger, Mustii, Collectif 13, Eiffel, Blanche, the British Drum ‘n Bass band Rudimental, Columbine, Whispering Sons, Nana Adjoa, and many others.
For another popular Belgium music festival, check out Pukkelpop in Hasselt.
One of this year’s highlights will be French pop star Christine And The Queens whose second record Chris has now been listed for nearly half a year in the charts and was nominated by The Guardian newspaper as best record in 2018 – which is pretty unique for a French musician. Her live shows, meanwhile, have become famous for their groundbreaking choreography and sparkling visuals that make her incomparable.
For a complete listing of this year’s line-up, please click here.
When is the Brussels Summer Festival 2019
The summer festival takes place from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 August.
Where in Brussels will the festival take place
There will be three locations in central Brussels, as follows:
Orange Stage at Mont des Arts / Dynastie from 14 – 18 August starting at 4:30pm
Ethias Stage at Place des Palais from 15 to 18 August starting at 6pm
Place du Musée from 14 to 18 August starting at 5pm
There will also be access for people with reduced mobility.
One of the easiest and most eco-friendly ways to get to Brussels is by train. Belgium’s capital is within two hours by high speed train from London, Amsterdam and Cologne, and less than one-and-a-half hour from Paris. Click here to book your train ticket.
Brussels Summer Festival ticket prices
An early-bird day ticket costs 35 Euros and a five-day pass is 75 euro. Click here to buy your tickets.
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For all further details:
Please visit the official website of the Brussels Summer Festival.
Cover image by Eric Danhier