This year once more, Brussels’ nightlife will get going from the month of September. Nightclub and party organisers have exceptional line-ups planned to delight party-goers and electronic music fans more tan ever. The reopening of the mythical Mirano nightclub will be one of the highlights this autumn. Fuse, C12, Hangar, Love and many more will also invite clubbers to take over their dance floors.
The queen of diversity with 183 nationalities, Brussels can also boast about its many nightlife options. From tech house to dance, by way of hip hop, you can find every musical style there. Dozens of party-animals get together in the capital at night to see the DJ of the moment and surrender themselves to a crazy night at one of the numerous events on offer.
At this time of year, new events organised by the big names in Brussels’ nightlife pop up in the capital, much to the delight of night owls.
With the historic reopening of the legendary Mirano, the 12-hour DJ party at Rave Rebels Fuse x Kompass, the now unmissable Nuits Sonores festival at BOZAR, the new concept parties at Hangar, the appearance of The Black Madonna at the Bénédiction party and many more to choose from, clubbers won’t know where to start partying.
The list of events and venues for clubbers this season has never been longer. Here’s a selection, in chronological order:
Reopening of the Mirano
A former cinema that was converted into a nightclub in 1981, the Mirano has a legendary status in Brussels’ nightlife. For nearly 40 years, the Mirano has played an active part in creating and producing all the music, fashion and clubbing trends in Belgium. For the past year and a half, preparations have been under way, in strict compliance with the building’s art déco architecture. In September, the Mirano will reopen its doors to delight and surprise a crowd that’s eager to rediscover it. In honour of its reopening, the venue is offering two original party concepts: “Moskow Diskow”, an electro experience with an international guest DJ every Friday, and “More”, a new urban experience to create a great atmosphere with Hip Hop, Afro and Rnb rhythms every Saturday.
Dates: every Friday and Saturday from 20 September 2019
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/MiranoBrusselsOfficial/
On 7 September, Catclub comes to Brussels city centre, in the former Shell building, to be more precise. A modernist building with art déco influences, it was built by Alexis Dumont and Marcel Goethem, who’s also known for the Citroën building and Ravenstein Gallery.
Line-up: Manfredas, Roi Perez, Disconsole
Date: 07 September 2019
Location: Former Shell building (Central Gate)
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2384086241912363/
Love – LOVE NEW DIMENSION
An exceptional line-up and venue for this new edition of la Love. The party will take place in the aweinspiring surroundings of the Beyond Bruegel exhibition, within the Palais de la Dynastie. An extraordinary setting which will transport the public to another dimension thanks to a clever play of light across the exhibition’s screens.
Line-up: INNELLEA / LIVE (DE), TERR (DE), ATTARI (BE), M.O.S (BE), BLOSSOM CULTURE (BE),
Date: 13 September 2019
Location: Palais de la Dynastie
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2087679468208172/
C12 – Detroit love
Detroit love is a party concept from Carl Craig, designed to bring together and support the unique sounds of the mythical town of Detroit. This event, celebrating the richness of Detroit’s musical culture, has been held all over the world, from Amsterdam, to Ibiza, to Chicago, to London. Now it’s finally coming to Brussels.
Line-up: Carl Craig (US), Kyle Hall (US), Jay Daniel (US)
Date: 13 September 2019
Location: C 12
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/357509695172209/
Fuse presents: Richie Hawtin
After the fanfare of Fuse’s 25th anniversary this year, the time has come for the mythical Brussels club to start a new chapter. September has a very special air… Included in the programme are two parties, on 20 and 21 September, to celebrate the reopening of the club’s new layout! Fuse has taken advantage of the summer to transform itself, so it will offer its clients a new experience and keep its status as the most important night club in the capital.
20 September: Richie Hawtin (CA), Fabio Florido (DE), A. Brehme (BE), Karla Böhm (BE)
21 September: Âme (live) (DE), Alinka (DE), etc.
Dates: 20 – 21 September
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2415494078729772/
‘Hangar – Electronic Music Experience’ x ‘Cymatiks – Sound Made Visible’
Hangar, Brussels’ indoor techno event launched in September 2018, is celebrating its first anniversary, on Saturday 28 September in Brussels, with an amazing line-up. For its first anniversary, it has a very special edition – a collaboration with a new concept of Italian DJs, ‘Agents of Time’ called ‘Cymatiks’. This is a concept that mixes music and visual experiences to engage the senses, fire up the imagination and créate links between art, the viewer and music.
Line-up: Agents Of Time (IT), Floating Points (UK), Apparat (DE), Michael Mayer (DE), Red Axes (ISR),
Fideles (IT), Anna Nova (DE), Amato b2b Adriani (IT), Danny Daze, Etapp Kyle, Tijana T, etc.
Date: 28 September 2019
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622442644553498/
Nuits Sonores & European Lab Brussels
BOZAR and Arty Farty join forces for the third edition of Nuits Sonores & European Lab Brussels. On the programme: an urban festival that’s both challenging and innovative, with big names from the local and international electronic scene, debates and loads more!
Line-up: Paula Temple Hybrid live, Laurent Garnier, Dasha Rush: Territoires Éphémères, AZF, Or:la, Octave
One Live, Lotic: Endless Power, Andy Stott Live, Bjärki Live, Leon Vynehall, رثيلڭ Glitter ٥٥, Jazar Crew,
Onipa Live, Zuli live, Mono Junk, RRUCCULLA,
A z e r t y klavierwerke, December, Chris Ferreira, Prince Off, & more!
Dates: 3 – 6 October 2019
Location: BOZAR and various places around Brussels
For more information visit: https://nuits-sonores.be/en/ and
C12 x Benediction XIV • The Black Madonna
Benediction breaks the codes of classical cabaret without declaring itself either. It’s a place that’s open to creativity and everyone is welcome. It’s aims: to break the distance between the scene and the public to create exceptional rituals together. Launched in 2017 by Juriji Der Klee and housed since October 2018 in C12, which now produces all its events, Benediction celebrates its second anniversary on Friday 11 October.
To celebrate, Benediction and C12 are hugely honoured to welcome The Black Madonna and Mike Servito,
2 icons of the gay American house scene.
Line-up: The Black Madonna, Mike Servito
Date: 11 October
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2520982914796264/
Fuse x Kompass – Rave Rebels
The two biggest players in the Belgian techno scene join forces and present a new concept at Palais 12:
Rave Rebels. Following on from the 25-year success of Fuse in Brussels and its exceptional line-up, the story continues with Ghent’s Kompass Klub on 12 October 2019, with a mega rave of 12 hours. This was how Rave Rebels was born: the product of this beautiful union between Fuse and Kompass creates a space where people can meet to celebrate electronic music. The term “rave” means more than simple, illicit gatherings under a bridge. It refers to the determination to bring the rave experience up to a higher level with a powerful production and incredible artists.
Line-up: Solomun (DE), Maceo Plex (US), Pan-Pot (DE), Joris Voorn (NL) et le duo Adana Twins (US)
Date: 12 October 2019
Location: Palais 12
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/397335990988547/
FFORMATT – STORY NIGHT – Pender Street Steppers
FFORMATT is a new venue that focuses on music and culture. FFORMATT is a platform, a laboratory measuring 1000m2 in Brussels. It’s located in an underground car park (-1) in the old Actiris building on Boulevard Anspach in Brussels, opposite the stock exchange. The project began in April 2019 and will last 2 years. On 12 October, FFORMATT is organising its first STORY NIGHTS party, presenting a holistic approach to musical selection, connecting it with the story of an artist. An immersion into the world of Pender Street Steppers, from start to finish.
Line-up: Pender Street Steppers
Date: 12 October 2019
For more information: – https://www.facebook.com/events/421425735134017/
La Démence – 30th Anniversary Party Weekend
La Démence is without doubt one of the best gay parties in Europe. Parties take place 12 times a year, mainly on Friday nights or the nights before public holidays, and attract gays from all over Europe and beyond. Here all languages are spoken and there’s no dress code: bears, muscle-queens, fetish, leather latex, fashion victims, body builders or not, young and old. The party generally takes place at Fuse, one of Belgium’s best clubs. Gather your strength: the party starts at 10pm and goes on till noon the next day!
Line-up: Pagano (UK), Steven Redant (ES), Chris Bekker (DE), Sebastien Triumph (FR), Paul Heron (UK), John Dixon (FR), Ben Manson (FR), Jon Doe (DE), Mister Mola (BE), Dikky Vendetta (NL), Elias (ES), Andrei Stan (RO),Kenne Perry (BE), Bernard Gavilan (BE), Jo (BE), Breizbear (BE)
Date: 31 October – 3 November 2019
Location: Fuse, Palais 12
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/465047747591150/
For more information on parties in Brussels: https://agenda.brussels/en/nightlife.html and