Couleur Cafe Afro/urban music festival is back in Brussels
Couleur Cafe returns to the capital from 24 to 26 June with its magical mix of urban world music in the verdant setting of Osseghem Park, near the Atomium.
Over three days, festivalgoers will be transported around the world thanks to its unique blend of musical influences. More than 60 concerts and DJ-sets are programmed, from hip-hop, soul and funk to reggae, dub, Afro, electronic and Latin.
Senegalese world music star Youssou N’Dour (pictured, above) heads Friday’s line-up and there’s a strong African presence throughout the festival, with Nigerian Afro-pop singer-songwriter Yemi Alade topping the bill on Saturday. British rapper AJ Tracey headlines Sunday’s programme and spinning sounds throughout the festival will be a bunch of DJs, including techno icon Carl Craig, South African DJ Maphorisa and Portuguese DJ Nigga Fox.
Adding to the global nomad vibe at Couleur Cafe are some 35 world cuisine stands. They’ll be tempting festival visitors with an exotic spread of flavours and dishes. A young designers market offers another enticing array of goodies.
The first proper summer festival of the year promises vacation-style escapism. Colourful cocktail bars are equipped with live DJs and free dance classes will keep you on your feet along with the blast of brass bands. In addition to the diverse cultural and music programme, the festival is committed to social and ecological engagement.
Osseghem Park, next to Brussels’ emblematic Atomium, is the perfect backdrop for the event. It boasts excellent acoustics for music concerts, while its beautiful and ancient trees provide shade and lounging space. Although the park is only 15 minutes from the city centre, there’s a large campsite with increased capacity for revellers.
Combi-tickets to the popular festival are already sold-out and individual tickets are selling fast!
Photos: Couleur Cafe; Youssou N'dour (c)Youri Lenquette. Sorry! Our prize giveaway has now closed and the winners have been notified.