Program

 

We are happy to present you a weekend full of live music and wonders!

On Friday evening, two bands and our fantastic DJ's will kick the weekend off. On Saturday afternoon our usual bar crawl at local cafés and other activities will make you discover the city and our local dance scene. On Saturday evening we welcome 3 bands (yes, 3!) to make you swing all night long on live music. And don't forget to save some energy for the Sunday afternoon tea dance. On Sunday evening you can cool down (or not) at our Blues afterparty.

Are you going to miss it? 🤩

 

FRIDAY

FRIDAY EVENING PARTY

De Vooruit
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Gent

20:30 h Doors open
21:00 h

Start live music

• Swing Kitchen

• The Hop Sh Bam Deluxe

2:30 h Last live song. DJ time!
4:30 h End of the party
   
Friday

 

SATURDAY

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Ghent City Center
Meeting point: kiosk at Kouter

11:00 h Guided Tasting Tour (Sign up required during registration!)
13:00 h Group photo: A great day in Ghent 
13:30 h Mix & Match prelims: all dancers welcome! 
15:00 h

Bar Crawl 🍻🎶

Bands and locations to be announced.

   

SATURDAY EVENING PARTY

De Vooruit
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Gent

20:30 h Doors open
21:00 h

Start first band. Live music all night long! 

• Band to be announced!

• Band to be announced!

• Jake Walker

4:30 h End of the party
   

 

Ghent Tour

 

Guided Tasting Tour

Is this your first time visiting Ghent? Or are you already familiar with the city but you would like to discover some of our local specialties?

What to expect? A professional guide will take you around the city to taste some local sweet specialties, some Flemish-style tapas (or hapjes, as we call them in Dutch) and of course local beer! 🍺

• The price per person is €29,50.
• A minimum of 8 participants is required for the tour to go ahead. If we don't reach this amount of participants the tour will be cancelled and the tickets will be refunded.
• A maximum of 25 people can join the tour.
• The tour starts at 11 am at a location to be determined.

Ghent Kouter

 

Photo + Mix & match 

We'll meet at Kouter at 13:00 h to take a group photo. Make sure to be on time if you want to be on it! 📸

Right after that, we'll have the prelims for the Mix & Match competition. No need to register,  just be there!

Everybody is welcome to join and dance together. Afterwards we will have a little social dance outdoors before embarking on our bar crawl. During our evening party, we will have the finals on live music.

GHX Bar Crawl

 

Bar Crawl

A traditional GHX activity. On Saturday afternoon, no less than three Ghent jazz bars will welcome you for a drink and a dance, with live music in each one of them!

Locations and bands to be announced!

 

SUNDAY

SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE

De Centrale
Kraankindersstraat 2, 9000 Gent

14:00 h Doors open
15:00 h Start live music by Big Band 't Mouvement
18:00 h End of the party
   

SUNDAY EVENING BLUES AFTERPARTY

Missi Sippy
Klein Turkije 16, 9000 Gent

*The Sunday evening afterparty is open for everyone, people who don't have a ticket for the festival can also join.

22:00 h

Start live music.

Band to be announced.

   

 

Afternoon Tea Dance

 

afternoon tea dance

On Sunday afternoon we move to De Centrale to continue dancing.

If you need to recharge your batteries after two full nights of dancing, you're lucky, Ghent turns into brunch paradise on Sundays! 🥐 Here's a couple of places at walking distance from the venue where you can grab a bite before going to the party (make sure to make a reservation on time, most places are sold out long in advance on Sundays).

Franz Gustav

Valeir

Hola Food

Berenice

Missy Sippy

 

blues afterparty

In good GHX tradition, we end the weekend with a blues afterparty at Missy Sippy, THE place for the Ghent-based blues scene. Some of the best local blues musicians will create a true hot and steamy juke joint. Get ready to go down to Missy Sippy and blues the night away! 🔥