Wallonia is culturally known for its passion for festivals. They often take place over the summer period more commonly at the end of August or beginning of September.
WHAT ARE THE MUSIC STYLES
Classical: From soloists to pianists, including violinists and harpists, let yourself be carried away by a gentle orchestral symphony;
Barber shop: The so-called barber shop music, as its name suggests, first appeared among American barbers in 1900. This unusual a cappella song will surprise you;
Tango: teleport to Argentina for a moment, vibrating to the sound of the Caminito (a small accordion);
Rock: Come and dance to the sound of the 60s with artists from a new era;
Jazz: For an improvised swing or just enjoy musical art from African American communities;
Folk: If you have a cowboy hat, now is the time to take it out and listen to the mixes of mandolin, guitar, banjo;
Baroque: immersing yourself in the musical art of the kings of France;
Choral: vocal art in the heart of churches.
There are close to 150 festivals that take place every year. This figure was provisionally reduced during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Much to the regret of heavy metal fans, no programming is done at festivals in Wallonia.
WHERE DO THE FESTIVALS TAKE PLACE?
WHAT DATES ARE THE FESTIVALS TAKEN?
The festivals begin with the onset of fine weather in spring. It is not uncommon to find a few at the end of June.
Opportunities throughout the summer. However, all the biggest are from the end of August to the beginning of September. They mark the end of the summer break and extend the holidays.
HOW TO KNOW THE PROGRAM
Various sites offer full festival programs depending on the dates and locations chosen.
Charleroi and Liège are the cities which offer the widest range of festivals. Each year a festival route is made. A stay during which you can stroll from festival to festival adding gourmet stops to your getaway. It is also an opportunity for you to discover culture and heritage.
Without forgetting what is an integral part of Belgian chocolate culture!
IS IT EASY TO STAY ON SITE?
It is true that festival often rhymes with festive, and that it is preferable to stay there for more security. It can also be an opportunity to discover other gems offered by the towns of Wallonia by crisscrossing them for a few days.
There are many hotels in the Walloon region, especially in large cities. However, it is not uncommon to see them taken by storm at events such as festivals. You can also choose the option to stay a few days and be quiet. For this, you have the option of renting an apartment for a short period.
You will have to go to specialized sites in order to find the rental property that best meets your needs. You will obviously not need to sign a rental lease, only an entry and exit inventory will be required. A rental guarantee may also be requested from you in order to protect the lessor against damage that could be caused to his accommodation.