The electronic festivals that get Brussels moving!
Thanks to these electronic music festivals, Brussels has become an unmissable place for fans of the genre.
Iconic clubs with incredible projects, major events that are back with a bang, you'll be coming back for more!
And for those who are tempted by other musical experiences, the Brussels night is a constellation of numerous clubs whose dancefloors are open until dawn.
To plan your stay in Brussels, or improvise it depending on how you feel or what you want on the day, here is a calendar of electronic music festivals to enjoy without moderation.
Listen ! - A Brussels Future Music Festival - 29/03 > 01/04/2018
Listen ! Brussels Future Music Festival offers a route through Brussels. From Dansaert to Flagey, it's a route about the future of electronic music, both Belgian and international. Listen ! opens up venues and genres. It gives a transversal vision of today's electronic music culture, it's richness and its diversity: ambiant, hip hop, disco, house, techno all await you at free or very reasonably priced events.
Fire Is Gold - 14/05/2017
‘Fire is Gold’, a festival entirely dedicated to urban culture invites you to participate in a real experience at the Drie Fonteinen Domaine in Vilvoorde, a stone’s throw from Brussels. Fire Is Gold will offer concerts of Belgian and international artists, as well as sporting events, street food, etc. all in a green and relaxed atmosphere.
Three major players of the Belgian music scene are responsible for this project: The Bloody Louis, Listen & WECANDANCE. The line-up includes Wiley, Damso, Hamza, Romeo Elvis, Brodinski, Sevn Alias and many more!
Paradise City Festival - 23/06 > 25/06/2017
Paradise City takes place in Ribaucourt castle, only 15 minutes away from the city centre of Brussels. Diversity, positive change, sustainability and faith in a bright future are the keywords of this green and welcoming festival. The purpose is to create a genuine experience with underground and contemporary electronic music and delicious cuisine in a stunning setting with plenty of space to dance. This year’s line-up includes: Acid Pauli - andhim - Audion (aka Matthew Dear) - Jan Blomqvist & band - John Talabot - Kornél Kovács – Pierre.
Archipel : Bruxelles Les Bains By Night - 07/07 > 13/08
An all-new clubbing concept is coming to Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights: Archipel. The journey will start at The Bay, an open-air stage on the right bank, and continue on the left bank at The Club, a legendary 1,250-capacity nightclub that’s had a major revamp (formerly K-Nal). It will be an experience like no other as the two venues will be connected by The Bridge, a temporary 60-metre walkway. In total, ninety artists will perform at Brussels Beach’s Archipel, making the eclectic all-night parties (FUSE, Bulex, Forma.T, Libertine Supersport, Brüxels Jardin, PlayLabel, Deep in House, We bring you,…) an unmissable summer event for clubbers from all backgrounds.
Crossroads 2017 – 09/07/2017
It’s hard to measure the impact that Fuse has had on techno in the past 20 years. Capturing the energy as the dance music of Detroit exploded into a global phenomenon in the 90s, the club has always stood proud as a bastion of techno culture that continues a long tradition of uncompromising electronic music in Belgium. From Motor City innovators such as Juan Atkins, Robert Hood and Carl Craig to show stopping acts like Bjork, Daft Punk and Aphex Twin, and every underground legend in between, the cast of characters in Fuse’s long history is comprehensive. As such, the prospect of such an institution setting up an own festival comes with a great weight of expectation. Robert Hood // Floorplan • DVS1 • MIKE SERVITO • Sigha live • Tama Sumo • Fred P. AKA Black Jazz Consortium • A. Brehme • Alfred Anders • Handless DJ • Latence • Natv:men • Session 4000 • Sheridan • Walrus • Pierre • Deg
City Parade - 26/08/2017
Since 2001, City Parade has attracted electronic music fans for an “opening festival”, a colourful parade and a “closing festival”. On Saturday 26 August from 2 pm to 1 am, tens of thousands of festival goers will gather around the Atomium. 2 stages, 18 floats and more than 80 DJs. A varied line-up, diversity with international DJs invited, and numerous Belgian artists also showcased.
Nuits sonores - 14/09 > 17/09/2017
Nuits sonores and European Lab Brussels are preparing their first edition with the aim of creating a demanding and innovative urban laboratory of artistic and intellectual effervescence, at the heart of independent cultures and European reflections. The festival and the forum wish to anchor in Brussels by federating all the communities and bringing together the local actors and artists of this dynamic and cosmopolitan scene. Nuits Sonores and European Lab will develop in this extraordinary European metropolis an open, singular and constructive cultural event that’s accessible to all and lasts 4 days and 4 nights.
BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival - 28/09 > 30/09/2017
A household name for all fans of digital culture. BOZAR only began to include electronic music in its offer a few years ago, but now it’s a fundamental part.
The BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival’s international line-up attracts large crowds of electro fans, all eager to discover to work of artists who use astonishing technological advances to bring their ideas to life. Being a big annual event that celebrates the digital arts, the BEAF includes live music, audio-visual shows, workshops, conferences, installations and performances by first class artists.
Brussels Electronic Marathon - 13/10 > 15/10/2017
Brussels Electronic Marathon is an initiative of the FTRSND electronic music collective. The first edition gathered some 12,000 fans of electronic music from all around Belgium and the second edition is even more promising. Spread over three days across the capital, BEM promotes the local scene in various unique venues in collaboration with some 35 collectives from Brussels. The marathon can be experienced through various parties, live shows, installations, workshops, exhibitions...
Schiev: a simple music festival - 09/11 > 12/11/2017
Schiev is a simple music festival showcasing emerging talents from Europe and Belgium in an easy-going atmosphere at Beursschouwburg. The organisers like to promote those who push the boundaries of the electronic genre. The aim is to showcase an eclectic line-up of innovative Belgian and international projects but also to invite the local label scene to present their work as the ‘Schiev’ artists of the moment: those who seek, innovate and freely experiment with textures, influences, rhythms and composition.
NEON - 22/12/2017 22:00 to 06:00
NEON is the annual electronic pilgrimage that transforms the Ancienne Belgique concert venue into a sweltering nightclub. It's an unmissable and unforgettable all-nighter, organised in collaboration with Proximus.
Happy Brussels - 31/12/2017
Happy Brussels is your ticket to all major clubs & parties for New Year's Eve in Brussels. It invites you on a wonderful journey to celebrate the New Year while enjoying the city's typical attractions, hidden gems and plenty of surprises along the way.