Beach nostalgia

Visitors of the 17th edition of Brussel Bad/Bruxelles les Bains will be welcomed (and perhaps even devoured) at the opening party by the Dragobus, the new giant puppet – half dragon, half bus – by the Brussels company Boîte à Clous.

In a year in which the Canal Zone was repeatedly in the news, the bridge that connects both banks is again a prominent feature. In addition to the usual dance, sports, and water fun, the open-air film festival L’Heure d’Été, which is focusing on Brazil this year, and the Let It Beach music festival are also returning.

On the stage at the Akenkaai/quai des Péniches, you can discover Mortalcombat, retro pop by former BRNS member César Laloux, and June Moan, the solo project of Mountain Bike guitarist Aurélien Auchain. New features include the Museum Kanal – Centre Pompidou on the site of Brussel Bad/Bruxelles les Bains and the wacky riffraff from La Plus Grande Kermesse du Monde coming to provide action and nostalgia at Quay 01. Recycled fun is also the central focus of a vintage market of 1990s stuff. Teenagers can discover the consoles that their parents once loved.

BRUSSEL BAD/BRUXELLES LES BAINS 6/7 > 12/8, Akenkaai/Quai des Péniches & Becodok/quai Béco

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