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Top 5 Summer Festivals in Belgium 2023

summer festivals 2 min read , August 6, 2023
Summer Festivals in Belgium 2023
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Belgium comes alive this summer with a variety of thrilling events. Be you a local or a traveler, these festivals provide abundant opportunities to delve into the city, absorb its culture, and create cherished memories with dear ones. In this piece, we'll explore the top 5 festivals that are set to take Belgium by storm this summer. From music and art to culture and beyond, there's something for every taste. Get ready to mark your calendars and immerse yourself in the finest of Belgium's festival scene in 2023!

5 Popular Summer Festivals in Belgium:

  1. Tomorrowland
  2. Gentse Feesten
  3. Pukkelpop
  4. Les Ardentes festival
  5. Ostend Beach Festival


Summer Festivals in Belgium 2023
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Tomorrowland is considered to be among the biggest music festivals, hosted annually in Belgium. With its intricate stage designs, stunning visual effects, and top-tier lineups, Tomorrowland has truly become an iconic festival. Adding to this legacy, the highly anticipated 2023 edition is set to take place over two consecutive weekends: July 21st to 23rd, and another exciting weekend from July 28th to 30th.

Gentse Feesten

Summer Festivals in Belgium 2023
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Gentse Feesten, also known as the Ghent Festival, is one of the largest cultural festivals in Europe. Extending over a generous 10-day period, the Gentse Feesten comes to life within the bustling city of Ghent. This festival serves as a lively celebration of art, music, and culture, boasting an impressive lineup of over 1,500 events scattered throughout various locations across the city. Looking ahead, the much-anticipated 2023 edition of the Gentse Feesten is going to grace the calendar from July 14th to July 23rd.


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The Pukkelpop music festival holds its place as one of Belgium's grandest musical extravaganzas, taking place annually in Hasselt. The festival has garnered acclaim for its diverse lineup, skillfully combining both well-established and burgeoning artists from a wide spectrum of genres. Notably, the 2023 edition of Pukkelpop is slated to grace the stage from August 17th to August 20th. Among the anticipated acts for this year's event are Billie Eilish, Anne-Marie, Angèle, Joji, and many more.

Les Ardentes Festival

Summer Festivals in Belgium 2023
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Les Ardentes Festival is one of the most popular music festivals in Belgium. This summer festival has been taking place since 2006 in Liège, Belgium. The 2023 edition will take place from July 6th to July 9th. The lineup for this year's festival includes: DJ Snake, Travis Scott, J Balvin and etc. It is undoubtedly a must-attend for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Belgian summer festivals.

Ostend Beach Festival

Ostend Beach Festival
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It is a well-known music festival that takes place in the Belgian city of Ostend. The festival has been running since 2010 and is a popular destination for electronic dance music fans. The 2023 edition is schedule to take place on July 8th and 9th and The lineup for the festival is always impressive, with a mix of established and emerging artists from the electronic dance music scene. If you're a fan of electronic music and enjoy attending music festivals, the Ostend Beach Festival is definitely worth considering.

Some Additional Music Festivals that Take Place in Belgium:

Photographer: Aditya Chinchure | Source: Unsplash
  1. Rock Werchter
  2. Couleur Café
  3. Cactus Festival
  4. Graspop Metal Meeting
  5. Gent Jazz Festival
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