Listen Festival 2022 line-up and details announced

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The Brussels’ nightlife festival has invited Altin Gun, Acid Arab, Terrence Dixon, Carista and dozens more for a firm 2022 edition.

Between March 30 and April 3, our capital will be the scene of yet another massive Listen Festival edition. As you can expect, the organization will take over dozens of landmark locations and music venues for a week-long celebration of diverse Brussels' nightlife culture. Today, Listen Festival is already releasing a large chunk of the line-up, stacked to the brim with head-turning international names and some of the local talent Belgium offers.

A selection of this year's international line-up includes Acid Arab (DJ-set), Altin Gün (live), Barbara Boeing, Beautiful Swimmers, Bradley Zero, Carista, Call Super, Dengue Dengue Dengue (live), Malika, Maruwa, Hessle Audio Trio (Ben UFO, Pangaea & Pearson Sound), Jane Fitz, Skee Mask, Terrence Dixon (live), Fka.m4a, Violet (live) and many more.

Amongst the Belgian DJs and artists, we can find Alfred Anders, AliA, Bibi Seck, DTM Funk, Le Motel, Sixsixsixties, Nosedrip, Rrita Jashari, Lefto Early Bird, Susobrino (live), Reinel Bakole (live), Schroothoop (live), DJ Vega and dozen more.

As usual, Listen Festival will work with local collectives, record labels and tastemakers to host dozens of events. This year, some of those will include Stroom, Flagey, Crevette Records, VK Concerts, AliA & Le Motel, Basic Moves, Spek & Gay Haze. The first locations selected to host this year’s festivities are The Planetarium of Brussels, Flagey, Buda, Les Brigittines, C12, Recyclart and La Valée.

On the last edition, the festival attracted around 20.000 visitors, of which more than 60% came from outside the capital. Listen takes pride in being an eclectic festival with a quality line-up spanning from hip-hop to house and from techno to global sounds. With this broad spectrum of music genres, the festival wants to highlight its dedication to diversity in all forms, particularly regarding gender balance and a solid representation of the LGBTQIA+ community. With this foundation, Listen aims to place itself among the key events that set an example for the music industry for the years to come.

More artists, locations and curators will be announced in January 2022.