Since 1957 Ghent Flanders Festival has attracted many thousands of visitors each year — the ghent Festival has become the talk of the music scene with events like “Avanti!” (a musical cycling tour), its Venetian ball, “KidsOdeGand” and “OdeGand” (the grand opening event). The festival’s success is in great part due to its unique mix of diversity and creativity. Each year, over 180 concerts (classical and world music) are presented by more than 1500 (inter)national artists. Ghent Flanders Festival is different in that it is only content if it can present the very best.
Ghent becomes a music-lover’s Mecca. Hundreds of performers provide a varied mixture of classical, jazz and world music. It opens with the festive OdeGand. The streets alongside Ghent’s waterways overflow with music, animation, art and spectacle. And to top it off: a sparkling firework display.
OPENING HOURS OF CELEBRATE GHENT FESTIVAL
Ghent Festival Days:-
Sunday 14/09/14 10.00 > 24:00
Location Of Ghent Festival:– Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
Ghent Festival Contact Information:
Ghent Festival van Vlaanderen
Kleine Ghentstraat 46
9051 Ghent, Belgium
Phone: +32 09 243 94 94
Fax: +32 09 243 94 90
Ghent Festival of Flanders
In 2014, Ghent Flanders Festival will present its 57th edition. Attracting over 55,000 visitors each year, the Festival has become the talk of the music scene with events like “Avanti!” (a musical cycling tour), its Venetian ball, “KidsOdeGand” and “OdeGand” (the grand opening event). The festival’s success is in great part due to its unique mix of diversity and creativity. Each year, over 180 concerts (classical and world music) are presented by more than 1500 (inter)national artists. Ghent Flanders Festival is different in that it is only content if it can present the very best.
Ghent Events & Festivals
The “Ghentse Feesten” (the “Ghent Festival”) is the biggest and most popular cultural festival in Europe. Every year, about 1.5 million people visit the festival!
During the ten days of this multicultural happening, you can enjoy music, theatre, puppet players, street artists, etc. Nearly all street shows and open-air concerts are free.
Ghent is rich in cultural and arts festivals year round. Music, sports, film attract locals and travelers to enjoy events in the magnificent setting of the city.
In May, don’t miss the Quadrennial of Contemporary Art. Organized by S.M.A.K. the Museum of Contemporary Art, it is forum of discussion of the latest tendencies in contemporary art.
Amazing Cathedral LEDs Rises at Belgium’s Festival of Lights
The eye-catching structure will be a stand out out in the town and is the work of Luminarie De Cagna, an Italian family business. During local festive occassions, the company would light up buildings with oil and carbide lamps, but most likely due to the high fire risk, this was soon switched to electric lights. Today, only LEDs are used for set pieces and they are joined together to make massive curtains of light that can be draped over buildings. This allows whole sections of the town to be lit up.
The LED Cathedral was designed with Romanesque and Renaissance architecture in mind and at its zenith, it stands an impressive 28m high. Unsurprisingly, the cathedral has already been drawing large crowds to Belfortstraat like moths to a flame. You also need not worry about the amount of energy being used, as despite being made from 55,000 LEDs, it only consumes 20Kwh of electricity. If you live in the region and are thinking of attending, then you’ll be happy to hear that the light festival’s theme is ‘Happiness’, which is not a coincidence since 2012 is the Maeterlinck Year in Ghent Festival.
Ghent September Heritage Day
If you think you’ve seen all Ghent festival monuments, then come over to Ghent festival on the second sunday of september. A dozen of historical buildings and monuments open every year their doors to the public.Open house.In September, Ghent festivalcelebrates its Heritage Day, along with the rest of Belgium. Take the opportunity to discover and visit the city’s finest monuments, some of which are not normally open to the public. Whether you go with friends or family, this is sure to be a fun day out in Ghent Festival
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