If you are a regular reader of CheeseWeb, you’ll know we think life in Belgium rocks! What you may not know is that Belgium literally rocks all summer long at hundreds of music festivals across this tiny country. Over 280 festivals take place in Flanders and this year, Visit Flanders has launched a unique initiative called Flanders is a Festival and we are thrilled to be part of it.
We’re ashamed to admit, we’ve lived in Belgium for seven years, and although we’ve been to countless concerts and a handful of quirky cultural festivals, we hadn’t taken advantage of the hundreds of music festivals that take place here every summer – until last Friday night.
If I asked you where you’d find the World’s largest Caribbean festival, you’d probably name somewhere in the Caribbean, or possibly the United States or England. You likely wouldn’t guess a horse pasture in Flanders, but that’s exactly where you’ll find the Antilliaanse Feesten – in Hoogstraten, Belgium.
Where better to enjoy a classical music festival than a beautiful former monastery? And, being Belgium, of course the evening begins with a theme dinner to compliment the concert. It’s all part of Laus Polyphoniea in the stunning AMUZ concert hall, in the heart of Antwerp.
The LaSemo Festival in Brussels is an annual, family-friendly event focusing on sustainability, food, music, and fun. Adriana shares her experience at this year’s edition.