With two opening nights on November 12 and 13, the former industrial Vynckier location will be the new hotspot for proper rave culture during the next six months.
After a long period of uncertainty, Kompass has some good news to share at last. While this is not the final location, Ghent’s biggest techno temple has announced a temporary move to the former industrial Vynckier site in Ghent. This enigmatic location, located near Dok Noord, perfectly represents the raw atmosphere Kompass is famous for. “This building has something magical”, explains owner Jens Grieten. “We wanted to maintain the same vibe our fans have come to expect from us, so it was an absolute requirement that the new matched the look and feel of the previous one. That’s why it took us so long to find a new spot. We had a lot of options, but to find something exactly right proved more challenging than expected”.
Those who have ever witnessed a Kompass night will know what to expect.
In the short space of just six months, Kompass will promote nightlife events and provide a digital art space and host other weekday events. “Not all rooms will be open from the start”, says Grieten. "In this way, we can gradually introduce new spaces on this location. In addition, we'll do a lot more daytime events, concerts, exhibitions, etc. In short: an expanded Kompass event calendar that's more accessible than ever".
On Friday November 12 and Saturday November 13, Kompass will open its doors again for the first time since the pandemic started. At the end of 2020, the club announced it could no longer remain present at the previous location at the Ottergemsesteenweg. However, this new spot at the Vynckier site is not a permanent one. So, where exactly Kompass Klub will move to after these six months - and whether or not this will be in Ghent - remains a mystery. "Of course, we're already working on the next chapter, although I cannot disclose any information about that just yet", tells Grieten.
So what can we expect from the big opening? Two rooms will be open on the first weekend, and with Dax J, Paula Temple and Yves Deruyter on the line-up, it promises to be a night to remember. "We brought our mighty sound system, and we have expanded our impressive visual and light production", concludes Grieten. "Those who have ever witnessed a Kompass night will know what to expect. To those who haven't, just come down and experience it for yourself. You only have six months"!