Ancienne Belgique is a proud member of the Liveurope platform of concert venues. Liveurope is an initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote up-and-coming European artists.
The platform is a quality label awarded to live music venues committing to European diversity. The objective of Liveurope is to boost the programming of young European acts across the continent and help them reach new audiences. Established in 2014, the Liveurope platform is the first initiative of its kind in Europe.
Liveurope is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme, and coordinates projects like Above 55° (Supported by the Nordic Culture Fund) and Soundcat (Institut Ramon Llull) to increase touring opportunities for emerging European artists.
Who are the Liveurope members?
Liveurope is a membership organisation, bringing together international concert venues across Europe. The platform is coordinated by Ancienne Belgique, the internationally acclaimed concert venue located in the heart of Europe: Brussels. The member venues are selected for their dedication to booking European talent, as well as their professional infrastructure and international reputation.
Member venues of Liveurope:
Coordinator: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
- A38, Budapest, Hungary
- L'Aéronef, Lille, France
- Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
- Blå, Oslo, Norway
- Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
- FZW, Dortmund, Germany
- Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Melkweg, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsPalác Akropolis, Prague, Czech Republic
- Musicbox, Lisbon, Portugal
- Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
- Stodoła, Warsaw, Poland
- Santeria Toscana 31, Milan, Italy
- Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Village Underground, London, UK
What does Ancienne belgique do in Liveurope?
Ancienne Belgique is dedicated to diverse and original concert programming, especially that of up-and-coming talent. We are dedicated to discovering the best new artists from abroad and bringing them to our audiences.
What does the ‘Liveurope’ label indicate?
All concerts that are marked with “Supported by Liveurope” are emerging international acts hand-selected by our in-house programming teams. These concerts are by artists that are at a relative start of their professional music career, but show indisputable promise for international success. Being booked at our venue increases their visibility and reputation on the international music circuit. This helps artists reach new levels in their careers.
What is the Creative Europe Programme?
The aim of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union is to support European cultural, creative, and audio-visual sectors. Liveurope, being one of the first initiatives co-financed by this programme, has the responsibility of bringing new artists and music to new audiences across European borders, supporting emerging musicians in their artistic career.
One of the goals of the platform is to attract an ever-growing number of participating concert venues in Europe, in order to bring Liveurope to as many countries, cities, and audiences as possible. If music has no language, then it shouldn’t have any borders either!