Liveurope’s musical celebration of Europe Day 2022

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Our annual celebration of Europe Day through music is making a big comeback this May!

For this 8th edition, our members Ancienne Belgique and L’Aéronef are joining forces to put together a truly European cross-border celebration organised across two days between Brussels and Lille.

The event will bring together representatives from Liveurope’s 21 venues, local and international music professionals, artists, decision-makers, journalists and general audiences from all over the continent for music discoveries, networking moments and discussions on hot topics for the sector.

And it wouldn’t be our Europe Day festivity without great gigs with some of the continent’s hottest acts right now! Our host venues have planned not one but two  special concert evenings that will take you on a colourful trip through Europe’s diverse and eclectic music scenes.

In these troubled times Europe is facing, we think it’s more important than ever to take this opportunity to gather and celebrate our shared values through music and culture. Especially after nearly 2 years of shutdown of the live music sector, this is the moment to come together and put European cultural cooperation on the centre stage.

Check out the full programme below and make sure you join us for this one-of-a-kind event!

This initiative is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and has the official endorsement of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Cultural Creators Friendship Group, a cross-partisan coalition of currently 26 Members of the European Parliament from 6 different political groups and 14 different countries. 

 

Thursday, 12 May @ Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

10:00 – 16:30: activities for Liveurope venues’ representatives

17:00 – 18:00: speedmeetings Liveurope x Belgium Booms (by invitation only)

18:00 – 20:00: opening cocktail hosted in partnership with the Cultural Creators Friendship Group (CCFG) - by invitation only

Before an evening filled with great music discoveries, we invite you to join us for a toast to the future of European cultural cooperation at Ancienne Belgique's iconic main hall.

With opening words by:

  • Tomasz Frankowski, Member of the European Parliament (PL)
  • Susanne Hollmann, Deputy Head of the Cultural Policy Unit at the European Commission (DE)
  • Tom Bonte, Ancienne Belgique's general director (BE)
  • Elise Phamgia, Liveurope's coordinator (FR)

20:00 – 23:00: an evening of concerts curated by AB

Line-up:

Les Disques Bongo Joe takes over the AB Club:

  • Lalalar (TR)
  • Baby's Berserk (NL)
  • Société étrange (FR)

Promising Belgian acts on the AB main stage:

  • Avant premiere: Naima Joris plays Daniel Johnston (BE)
  • Avalanche Kaito (BE)

More info on the concerts here.

 

Friday, 13 May @ L’Aéronef, Lille

10:00 – 19:00: activities for Liveurope venues’ representatives

19:00 – 22:00: an evening of concerts curated by L’Aéronef

Line-up:

  • Slift ft. Etienne Jaumet (FR) - CANCELLED
  • Arnaud Rebotini (FR)
  • The Haunted Youth (BE)
  • Meskerem Mees (BE)*
  • Дeva (HU)*

* Meskerem Mees and Дeva are presented in partnership with The Music Moves Europe Awards, the new European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The awards celebrate emerging artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow.

More info on the concerts here.