The Brussels Summer Festival (or simply the BSF) is an important event in the city. The main goal of the festival is to support urban culture and to introduce a variety of local and foreign musicians.
The peculiarity of the BSF is that its lineup contains a significant number of Belgian names. Even though international stars such as Pete Doherty, Archive, and Benjamin Clementine play throughout the festival, local musicians prevail.
The BSF entertains its visitors for five days. Every evening, several artists give shows on the three festival stages. The stages are placed close to each other so that visitors can switch between them quickly. These are the Ethias stage at the Place des Palais, the Orange stage at Mont des Arts, and also La Madeleine.
The first edition of the festival occurred back in 2002. Since then, it hasn’t lost its popularity. For instance, in 2016, over 125,000 people visited the BSF. The pricing policy is smart and convenient as you may choose between a 1-day ticket and a 5-day pass. Even though the full-time entry fee is affordable (around 95€), not all festival-goers are interested in daily concerts. At the same time, those opting for the 5-day pass are also able to visit some of the city’s museums for free.