We celebrate this anniversary out of gratitude for the past decades in which AB grew from an overgrown youth club into one of the leading concert halls in the world. But an anniversary is, above all, a good moment to look to the future and to highlight the guiding principles of how AB works.
AB has a living room! It goes through life known as ‘Huis 23’. The number 23 refers to the location, at 23 Steenstraat, where the old ticket shop was located above the AB Café. So? Huis 23 has become a cosy place where we can receive guests in a relaxed atmosphere.
As of the '09-'10 season, our refreshing structural partner, whose name is hidden in this title, will be providing 10 (ten!) extra club concerts to support young (inter)national talent.
AB will be slipping between the sheets with the ClubCircuit this coming party season, for a very exciting concert series.
AB, together with LeFtO, announces a four-dayer for the 40th anniversary of Hip Hop. All the elements that helped to put Hip Hop on the map (MCing, Graffiti, Breaking & turntablism) will be highlighted, we'll be browsing the rich history of Hip Hop and looking to the future with impressive Belgian French & Dutch language Hip Hop talent.
We've seen an increasing number of artists make use of modular synths again lately, instruments with which they created unheard of sounds, rhythms and vibes.
It’s a family affair: spotlight on unique labels
In ‘07, AB enthusiastically launched a timeless series... : << REWIND. Central to this series are Belgian musicians who perform ‘their classic’ in its entirety. Simply call it a milestone in their career or go a little further: a key record for Belgian pop music.
For artists who have won the AB's heart, but still haven't found a trusty homebase (be it management, record label or booking agent), there's the warm embrace of the AB with its ARTIST IN RESIDENCE programme.