It feels rather weird presenting this annual report of a successful 2019 season in these not very prosperous times for culture. Where concert venues now remain empty, activity was buzzing last year.
2019 became a GRAND CRU, a year in which AB celebrated her 40th birthday with around 333.000 visitors.
She dove deep into her own history (the Belpop documentary on Canvas, the unique theater production by Belpop connoisseurs Jan Delvaux & Jimmy Dewit) and gave birth to new projects (AB40 Arts & Music, AB40 curated by, …).
In 2019 AB created opportunities for artists to grow and to market new productions.
About 40% of our concerts came from local Belgian talent. All of this was modeled with the highest regard for our core values – sustainability, social responsibility, roots, supporting young artists, …
40 years of AB, also meant a 30th birthday for Boterhammen in het Park. It became a spectacular edition in fantastic summer weather. “Boterhammen” with bling, boom and bluster!
This review of 2019 really reinforced our will to work hard and come back stronger then ever post-corona!
Have a great read!