Best time to go to Belgium

Meakusma Festival 2020

A festival of electronic music and video installations

Meakusma Festival in Belgium 2020 - Best Time
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During the second weekend of September, Eupen, a small Belgian town close to the German border, brings together admirers of the experimental scene. The main focus of the Meakusma Festival is placed on electronic music, but the line-up is eclectic. Aside from DJ-sets, visitors may attend organ concerts, listen to Belgian composers and avant-garde musicians, enjoy visual shows accompanied by experimental music, and attend lectures on contemporary culture.

Foodhouse at Meakusma Festival 2018 2020
Foodhouse at Meakusma Festival 2018
Meakusma Festival in Belgium - Best Season 2020

A peculiar underground setting is guaranteed by the venue that holds the Meakusma Festival. Scenes are located on the territory of the Alter Schlachthof, an old abandoned slaughterhouse built in1901. In 2015, the location was closed and converted into a cultural center that hosts concerts, lectures, festivals, and other events. The Alter Schlachthof is not a large area, but the proximity of festival sites and a cozy camping zone creates an exclusive and intimate atmosphere.

Emmanuelle Parrenin & Tomoko Sauvage at Meakusma Festival 2018 2020
Emmanuelle Parrenin & Tomoko Sauvage at Meakusma Festival 2018
Nico Bogaerts with Radian at Meakusma Festival 2018 2020
Nico Bogaerts with Radian at Meakusma Festival 2018

The festival is rather young: its first edition took place in 2016. The immediate success of the gathering proved that there is a considerable demand for alternative culture events in Belgium.

Zoe Mc Pherson at Meakusma Festival 2018 2020
Zoe Mc Pherson at Meakusma Festival 2018
Drums Off Chaos at Meakusma Festival 2018 2020
Drums Off Chaos at Meakusma Festival 2018
Dman & Roger23 at Meakusma Festival 2018 2020
Dman & Roger23 at Meakusma Festival 2018