Agenda

  • Jazz 100 2017

    The very first jazz album was released 100 years ago: The Original Dixieland Jass Band with ‘Livery Stable Blues’. That’s why AB will be paying extra attention to jazz for a year. From contemporary classics to musical troublemakers who are inspired by jazz, to the latest incredibly headstrong jazz generation from local soil.

  • BRDCST 2018 04 - 08 APRIL 2018

    BRDCST is AB’s outstanding indoor spring festival spotlighting musical boundlessness.

  • Liveurope Since 2014

    Ancienne Belgique is proud to present Liveurope, the first pan-European initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote emerging European music.

  • Lotto Late Night Since 2013

    When LOTTO, POPPUNT and AB get together you know what time it is … PARTY TIME! Under the title LOTTO LATE NIGHT, we’ll be regularly shaking our limbs to an impressive portion of local & international DJ power.

  • Coca-Cola Sessions Since 2009

    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.

  • Gelukkig zijn sessies Since 2015

    Do you want to 'Be Happy' too? Shed all that stress? Meet new people? Come sing along, in Dutch!

  • Neon 22.12.2017

    Pounding techno music. A super tight video & light show. Flawless beats. A dash of experimental electronica. Dirty dancing. NEON is ready for a third edition and AB & Proximus make an unforgettable all-nighter of it once again. On Friday 22 December, from 10pm until 5am, the AB will transform into a sweltering nightclub for its annual electronic high-mass.

  • All Eyes On Hip Hop 2017-2018

    It may well have been around for 40 years now, but since the success of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ it would seem that everyone is back on the hip-hop again.

  • Autumn Falls 2017

    A collection of upcoming talent alongside established names, discover the finest indie artists this autumn in Belgium’s best music venues.

  • Feeërieën 2017 21-25.08.2017

    carte blanche – musical limitlessness – ‘outernationality’

  • Boterhammen in het Park 2017 28TH EDITION!

    A free festival in the second last week of the summer holidays. From the afternoon of Monday 21 to Friday 25 August, every day between 12pm and 2pm, on that retro bandstand in the Warande Park. In the heart of Brussels.

  • BRDCST: RUN THE JEWELS, FOREST SWORDS, THUNDERCAT, HAUSCHKA, ... 05-09.04.17

    RUN THE JEWELS – THUNDERCAT - FOREST SWORDS – HAUSCHKA - ECHO COLLECTIVE PLAYS ‘AMNESIAC’ (RADIOHEAD) - SHOBALEADER ONE (SQUAREPUSHER) - .... MORE INFO: WWW.BRDCST.BE

  • Artist In Residence Since 2007

    For artists who have conquered our hearts, there is the warm nest of AB Artist In Residence. The bands that receive this quality seal-of-approval, can rely on AB’s know-how to give their career a judicious boost. For the concert season 2016-2017 we take Glints, Le Colisée and Stikstof under our wing and experiment with label- and concert-residencies.

  • Autumn Falls 2016

    A collection of upcoming talent alongside established names, discover the finest indie artists this autumn in Belgium’s best music venues.

  • Feeërieën 2016 22-26.08.2016

    While the call to close Europe’s borders gets louder, the Feeërieën plucks the abundant fruits of that very openness. Culture– the most durable (often elusive) soul of a people – prospers through artists that fan out into the world and are inspired by other (Western or not) cultures.

  • Boterhammen In Het Park 2016 27th edition!

    FREE FESTIVAL in the last week of the summer holidays. From the afternoon of Monday 22 to Friday 26 August, every day between 12pm and 2pm, on that retro bandstand in the WARANDE PARK. In the heart of BRUSSELS.

  • ABBota 2015 10th en final edition

    ABBOTA is the annual collaboration between the AB and the Botanique. A relevant selection of pop and rock. In the centre of Brussels. Downtown & haute ville right across the language border.

  • All Connected Since 2013

    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.  

  • Feeërieën 2015 Musical Boundlessness

    Post classical. Folk. Worldly sounds. Jazz. Electronica.

  • ABClubcircuit 2014-2015

    AB will be slipping between the sheets with the ClubCircuit this coming party season, for a very exciting concert series.

  • 35 jaar/ans Ancienne Belgique Concert season 2014-2015

    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.

  • Silence is Sexy Since 2011

    Silence is Sexy is the antithesis of AB's just released brand new series The Art of Noise.

  • HIPHOP40 12-15 nov

    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.