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Adore the Ghent Festival (Gentse Feesten)

Each year, in the second half of July, everybody stops working and the city turns into a giant playground with free concerts everywhere

Thursday? Don't eat meat!

The local vegetarian organisation EVA succeeded in making even schools and city services meat-free that day

Don't act too touristy

So do us a favour and keep your camera in your pocket, especially in the historical centre.

Sounds of the city
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Jun 25 2015 Jun 27 Copacobana
This three-day event started as a local barbecue and has grown to a multiple staged festival, with people from all over Ghent joining in. Good music, fun people, fun atmosphere. A real summer vibe.
For lineup and more info, check their website.
May 01 Sep 27 Dok
Before all the lofts start coming in, some young Ghentish organizations got a huge part of the old harbour docks to do whatever they want, really: a fake beach, concerts in open air, a secondhand market every Sunday of August & September, drive-in cinema each Friday of September. Everybody is happy here, even the people selling the drink coupons. Just go.
Jul 07 Jul 16 Gent Jazz
Used to be a part of the Gentse Feesten (See next event), but now stands on its own. ‘Gent Jazz’ has grown to have its own crowd and fans. This year the festival features artists like Kamashi Washington, St Germain, dEUS, Con Brio, etc. Check their website for full lineup and tickets.
Jul 15 Jul 24 Gentse Feesten
Ten days a year, Ghent is the centre of the world (at least, so we like to think ourselves). The whole historical city centre gets bulldozed by street theatre, concerts, alcohol and a few hundred thousand people. Almost everything is for FREE.
The Ghent Festival is one of the craziest city festivals in Europe, and we’re glad the millions of European tourists haven’t found out yet. Once you’ve seen the sun rise on the party crowd after a night out, you probably will never want to miss it again.

TIP: During the Ghent Festival, finding a cheap bed really means trouble. Four solutions:
1)Go to the campsite (you cannot book in advance there during the festival).
2) Sleep in a Bruges hostel during the day, and
come and party in Ghent at night. It’s only about twenty minutes by train.
3) Try www.couchsurfing.org
4) Don’t sleep.


WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! (1 - 15 AUGUST)
Don’t come to Ghent in the first half of August! The whole town is asleep after the festival, and almost everything is closed (except for the museums and one or two bars).
Dec 10 Dec 12 Glimps Festival
If you like seeing bands from all over the world, giving their best and professional music business men running from performance performance. Glimps festival just might be something for you. With performances no longer than 45 min, this festival is meant to show what these bands can do.
Be careful, some of the venues are really small, so come early.
For full lineup, stages, tickets, etc check their website.
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Goodmorning ! #USEIT
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Part of the weekend never dies. #Club69 #Alleskapot #USEIT
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IT S A WRAP!!! #belgica #felixvangroeningen #artdepartment #alleskapot #bestcrewever #USEIT #charlatan #ghent
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Work in progress. #artdepartment #belgica #felixvangroeningen
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#friyay !!!
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We're halfway. #belgica #artdepartment #felixvangroeningen
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Bird ft. Smoke
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Vanavond gaan we hard. #yolo
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Een beetje moed indrinken. Nog lange werkavond te gaan. #belgica #artdepartment
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I woke up with this. #beestenmarkt #enwanu #jalap #USEIT
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Yeayyyy! Almost weekend!!
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Lovely Monday.
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Wannabe waakhond. #shesofluffyimgonnadie #puppyyyyyyy
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Excited!! See you soon Mister Van Groeningen. #belgica #felixvangroeningen #artdepartment
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Some while ago. #tb
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Sinterklaas , i love you forever. #klaaskoeken
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Coolest summerhouse ever! ????
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Bless you all, it s Friday! Foto @switn
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Have a lovely week! ✌????
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Shellfie
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Ik mis de Gentse Feesten toch wel een klein beetje. #tbt #GF14 #irishcoffee #vlasmarkt #kgaechtnielangblijven @ell_elle @janopdekamp
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Shooting for @crustmagazine #crustmagazine
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Today was a good day.
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© Aljocha Hamerlynck
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Den Daniël heeft gezegd ! #muilen #GF14
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Allehup. It s that time of the year. #GF14
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Beste koop van de solden evaaaaaahhh !
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Booya! L union fait la force!
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Andddd... ACTION ! (Shooting Stromae)
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Preparations for tomorrow's set with @sofienoyen @benevanacker @anabangs for Stromae s new video.
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Goodmorning Sunshine !
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Cheers to the weekend ! @benevanacker @frolixdeluxe @farizsteez @lisettemagritte @eriksson_britt @ell_elle @naomihsp @lieselotwille @julievdberghe @manudangerdewan
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Hangjongeren + poes
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Golden coffeetime at True Beans.
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AJ.
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Raspberrytime ! Nomnomnom.
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afternoonwalk.
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Oh... These two...
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Just what I need..
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