Horst relaunches at a new site in Brussel this year with a line-up including Eris Drew, Bambounou, Lafwandah, Sherelle, Giant Swan, Upsammy, Joy Orbison, Ceephax Acid Crew and Peach. In September, Horst will become a cutting-edge Lab, an Exhibition with new in-situ artwork and a three-day Festival.
This year Horst will be based at ASIAT - a former military site with two cooling towers as a backdrop - and part of Vilvoorde, a suburb north of Brussels. The ambitions for the site share a common ground with Horst’s mission to develop spaces and cities. Horst will use art, architecture, and music as instruments to activate a district in transition and stimulate the development of ASIAT
The three-day music festival will run from Friday, September 13th to Sunday, September 15th with four stages, 60 artists and more than 15,000 visitors. Among the acts will be Call Super b2b Objekt, Fred P, Gabber Eleganza ‘The Hakke Show’, John Talabot b2b Orpheu The Wizard, Josey Rebelle, Lauren Hansom, Marcel Dettmann, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Shanti Celeste, Tama Sumo and Veronica Vasicka.
The Horst Exhibition, ‘Fallen Empires And Refound Desires’ will run from mid-July to mid-September in the publicly-accessible areas of ASIAT with in-situ commissioned works. The artistic program and participating artists will be announced by the end of April.
The Horst Lab in July, run in cooperation with KU Leuven, will see the first series of four Labs open to more than 75 international young creatives from all backgrounds. The Music Lab, the Design Lab, the Art Lab, and the Architecture Lab will all be held in the first two weeks of July. Information about the Labs, coaches, and registrations will be announced early May.
For tickets and details go to horstartsandmusic.com.