To miss the Brussels Summer Festival? Never.

For its 16th edition, the Brussels Summer Festival returns with an amazing program. This year, BSF expects more than 120 000 visitors for the only Brussels festival taking place in August (from 6 to 15). For this 10-day festival we have identified 10 reasons to attend.

1. Diversity, a key word in the festival

The BSF obviously suits you because there is everything: Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electro, Jazz …Musical diversity is a reflection of the Brussels cosmopolitan lifestyle. Thanks to this eclectic programming, you will find your happiness and also be able to discover other musical styles.

2. It is the opportunity to enjoy the summer by…staying in Brussels

Are not you going on vacation this summer? Do not be sad because you can still enjoy the holidays. The 10-day pass gives you access to the festival, but it also offers discounts with its partners. The pass gives you discounts in about twenty museums, and in other activities such as escape rooms. You can find the benefits here.

3. An eco-responsible festival

Like most festivals, the BSF has chosen to use eco-cups. These reusable cups reduce waste and keep the festival “clean”. The cleaning service of the City of Brussels will ensure the cleaning of the various places throughout the festival so that the streets of the city are not damaged. Concerning public transport, STIB will reinforce the NOCTIS service.

4. A program that gives envy

Major names from the Belgian or international scene will be present for this 16th edition: Puggy, Boulevard des Airs, Jain, Henry PFR, Milow, Trust, MHD … and many others.

5. The city serves as a backdrop

The framework of the festival is unpublished. See a concert at the top of Mont des Arts, it throws it anyway! The BSF makes it possible to discover the city in a new light, and concerts have another flavor in these mythical settings. They will take place in four different places: Place du Musée, Madeleine, Mont des Arts and Place des Palais.

A room with a view 🏙 Place des Palais getting full & empty, full & empty, full & empty…. #BRUSF

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6. The opportunity to discover new artists

The advantage of festivals is also to discover new artists. Whether it is emerging artists, or just artists you do not know yet.

BSF is perhaps also the opportunity to finally put a face on songs that we all know, without really knowing the artist.

7. A festival cheaper than a week of holidays

With more than 90 concerts, prices remain affordable. The 10-day pass costs 65€. Knowing that the festival is right in the center of town, there is no need to pay for more camping accommodation (as is the case in most festivals). Here, you just need your pass and public transport.

8. The advantage of open-air concerts

The month of June was very hot, and it may well last all summer. The BSF offers outdoor scenes, which is not an argument to be neglected. It will be easier to breathe in the open air, and it will be more enjoyable to enjoy concerts.

Enjoy the song “Brussels” by Boulevard des Airs.

This French group released its third album in 2015 entitled “Brussels”. Last year, the Brussels tune was looping on all radios. On August, 14 they will conclude their tour the BSF. This is the place to listen to the song Brussels … in Brussels!

9. The surprising logo of the festival

The festival logo is amazing! Emmanuel Romeuf created this logo as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of René Magritte’s disappearance. The Magritte Museum is also Rue de la Régence, in the heart of the festival. Between two concerts, it will be an opportunity to go and have a look.

10. Are you convinced?

All you have to do is take your pass! You can find all the information here  Do not forget to download the application that will allow you to organize your schedule according to the concerts you do not want to miss.