Psychedelic beats in Brussels, underground garage in Hasselt and revolutionary creatives in Ghent. Go do the right thing.
Wednesday 9th May: Puur Belge’s Convok & Mistral, De Rand, Dvtch Norris & Jay Mng at VK Concerts, Brussels
Hip-hop lovers rejoice: Puur Belge is back with the quality of line-ups you know and love. From Dvtch Norris’ addictive arrangements to Jay Mng’s cut-throat bars, dirt off your shoulders until the early hours. Start the weekend right.Find the event on Facebook.
Wednesday 9th May: Hana Miletic’s Dependencies at WIELS, Brussels
Brussels-based artist Hana Miletic’s social engagement is unparalleled. Peeling back the layers of society with a utilitarian lens, what’s left are pieces torn between stark reality and unflinching hope for more. An exhibition scrutinising the patriarchy’s unsung heroes from migrants to the ‘gentler’ sex. You have to see it to believe it.Find the event on Facebook.
Wednesday 9th May: Under my garage w/ Pearson Sound, Shanti Celeste, Cabasa at C12, Brussels
Showcasing an international line-up of the hottest sounds, C12 never fails to entice. Next up is a selection ranging from British-native Pearson Sound ethereal beats to homegrown talent Cabasa’s smooth tracks. Get your gladrags on.Find the event on Facebook.
Wednesday 9th May: Helderziend – Kunst & Muziek at Bar Helder, Antwerp
Clairvoyants are often met with skepticism, yet for one night you’re asked to put your doubts aside. Expect a multi-sensory journey into the unknown seamlessly merging artistic and musical delights,. Dust off your dancing shoes.Find the event on Facebook.
Wednesday 9th May: 5 year buren birthday party at Gouvernement, Ghent
Growing out of infancy, buren highlights the power of friendship and creative passion. To celebrate their fifth birthday, an evening of ‘Confusion of Tongues’ inspired sets is on the cards. No presents, only presence.Find the event on Facebook.
Thursday 10th May: Le Réveil des Tropiques + Autotelia at Le Bunker, Brussels
Le Bunker brings together French rock band Le réveil des Tropiques with Brits Autotelia for a wide-ranging concert. Psychedelic, opulent and liberating. Need we say more?Find the event on Facebook.
Thursday 10th – Friday 11th May: Jazztivism at BOZAR, Brussels
The unmissable music festival Jazztivism is taking over Brussels’ BOZAR from Thursday 10th to Friday 11th of April, injecting plenty of passion and rhythm to this year’s programme. Renowned for its all-encompassing and innovative approach to jazz. Don’t sleep.Find the event on Facebook.
Friday 11th May: Solstice – How Culture will Determine the Solar Era at IKOB, Eupen
Our galaxy has provided inspiration for artists for centuries, yet with the advent of new explorations into our solar system and beyond, contemporary creatives have taken a fresh perspective. Approaching the wonders of extra-terrestrial matters within the framework of light, IKOB offers an out-of-this-world immersive experience. Not to be missed.
Friday 11th May: Poxcat Party at Beursschouwburg, BrusselsFind the event on Facebook.
Friday 11th May: Ulrika Spacek + The Glücks at Eden, Charleroi
Coming from the cultural epicentre of Berlin the duo behind Ulrika Spacek have been making waves with their intense sound. Their collar’ with Belgium-natives The Glücks is a match made in heaven.
Friday 11th May: Errant Monks, Graal + Yvanko at Brasserie Atlas, Brussels
From Errant Monks post-industrial trance to groovy tunes from Graal, Brasserie Atlas has done it again with an enviable line-up of edgy international talent. Worth the hangover.Find the event on Facebook.
Saturday 12th May: Funkbox Committee ft DJ Grazzhoppa at Bar Wilson, Ghent
The Word Radio resident DJ Grazzhoppa teams up with Funkbox for an unforgettable musical evening. Guaranteed to get your hips shaking.Find the event on Facebook.
Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th May: Michiel Vandevelde + fABULEUS at Kaaitheater, Brussels
In the breath of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts Michiel Vandevelde and fABULEUS are presenting the exhibition PARADISE NOW (1968-2018), a tribute and exploration of the legendary “Paradise Now” by New York theatre company The Living Theatre,
Saturday 12th May: HUSH HUSH at MEATPACK, Antwerp
The House Hundred’s Hush Hush is ready for the last indoor party before summer completely kicks in. So be there for an epic night with drinks, dance, and of course, some very nice house music.
Saturday 12th May: Coucou Chloe + Shygirl at Beursschouwburg, Brussels
Electronic lovers rejoice! UK’s Coucou Chloe and her experimental sound, actually not so shy Shygirl and The Word’s favorite Slagwerk are coming together for a night at Beursschouwburg. Meet you there.Find the event on Facebook.
Saturday 12th May: Subvision w/ Flava D + Shaun Dean at Forty Five, Hasselt
Subvision, the address to find some good UK music is bringing together Flava D and Shaun Dean for a night out full of house, electro, and garage music. Be there, when the UK sound is making a visit in Belgium.Find the event on Facebook.
Saturday 12th May: Garden Tales Weekend 1 at CIVA, Brussels
Brussels greenery is often taken for granted and CIVA aims to change this with a culturally-infused weekend. Garden Tales features everything from concerts to delicious home-cooked grub. Full support.Find the event on Facebook.
Saturday 12th May: Bitter 4 – Palmbomen II at Trix, Antwerp
Back by popular demand, Bitter promises another innovative and experimental evening. Dutch talent is the focal point with Palm Trees II and Betonkust raring to get the speakers blasting. Essential.Find the event on Facebook.
Sunday 13th May: Dissassemblies – Dependencies in the plenum at Beursschouwburg, Brussels
Relativity is key when exploring the boundaries between time and space. Beursschouwburg evaluates this and more with an all-star selection of multi-disciplinary creative ventures. Immersive, awe-inspiring and mind-bending.Find the event on Facebook.
Sunday 13th May: Teresa Burga and the concept of “non-works” at SMAK, Ghent
Your last chance to enjoy Teresa Burga’s jaw-dropping exhibition at SMAK coincides with a discussion of “non-works” with Paz Guevara. Evaluating the development of contextual expectations of sculpture and structures intermingled with Latin American edge. End the weekend right.Find the event on their website.