Brosella Folk and Jazz Festival

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Country and Region BelgiumBrussels-Capital
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Brussels, Brussels-Capital, Belgium
Festival Contact Information

Henri Vandenberghe, Artistic Director & General Manager
Chrysantenstraat 28 rue des Chrysanthèmes
B 1020 La(e)ken - Brussels
Phone/fax: +32 (0)2 474 06 41
Mobile: +32 (0)475 30 15 85
Email:, or

Festival Description

The open-air Théâtre de Verdure—one of the loveliest and greenest places in Brussels, hosts this free folk and jazz festival that has been produced on an annual basis since 1976.  Children's events accompany the musical activities and stalls sell the inevitable Belgian beer.

Festival Dates July 13 - 14, 2013
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Festival Events:

Programming 2013:
  • FOLK Saturday, July 13
    • Olla Vogala (BE+SY) Première
    • Dacosse (BE/ES) & Jorge Pardo (ES)
    • Sam Lee & Friends (GB)
    • Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young(GB)
    • Green Moon (BE) Carte Blanche
    • De Temps Antan (CA-QC)
    • Melech Mechaya & Mísia (PT)
  • JAZZ Sunday, July 14
    • UMO Jazz Orchestra & Verneri Pohjola (FI)
    • Yves Peeters Group (BE)
    • Nathalie Loriers New Trio (BE)
    • Elina Duni Quartet (AL/CH)
    • Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Sextet (US)
    • Big Noise (BE) Carte Blanche & Evan Christopher (US)
    • Jon Batiste & The Stay Human Band (US)
  • KIDS — Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14
    • Cie KaO (Circus)
    • De Bellentuin (Garden of Bubbles)
    • Anne Mortiaux Land Art (Workshop)
    • Kamo Maderas (Workshop)
    • Creanomade (Mail Art)
    • Kamishibai (Theatre)
    • Jeugd in Brussel (Varied workshops for the kids)
    • La Petite Équipe (Face & hand painting & craft workshops)
  • KIDS — Saturday 13 July :
    • Lili en haar Familie : de huisjesslakken (Theatre and folksongs)
  • KIDS — Sunday 14 July :
    • Swing! Kids (Dance and music)


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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Audience and stage
    • La foule, photo ©Hedwige Pint
    • The Samuraï Groupe, photo ©Hedwige Pint
  • Groentheater/Théâtre de Verdure
    Ossegempark - Parc d’Osseghem
    1020 Brussels
Application for participation:
  • Artists, Managers, and Agents can apply for their participation at Brosella Folk & Jazz by visiting, Click on “Your band at Brosella?” on top of the page and fill in the form.
  • Your application will then be seen by all (7) members of the BPC (Brosella Programme Commission). This tool will make it possible for the BPC to select the best possible programme for next festival.


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