This year, we have not 2 but 3 whopping evening parties filled with live music. In the morning you have time to sleep, while in the afternoon there are opportunities for dancing as well as exploring our wonderful medieval city.

For more info on pre- & afterparties please check the section below. They are well worth it.



15:00City tour Nibbling through the city

Friday party

20:00Doors open!
21:00Start first live set
TBASolo competition
04:30End of the party

City Tour Nibbling through the city

For those wanting to get to know our fantastic city before dancing the weekend away, and enjoy some local delicacies on the way, we offer a guided city tour hosted by VIZIT. As a professional guiding organisation started 25 years ago, they focus on telling the stories that make Ghent the interesting city it is today.

During this 2h yummy tour with several stops and shops in the historic city center, you will have the chance to taste some local delicacies and have a drink. In between tastings our guide will point out interesting sights and treat you to some amusing stories and trivia about the city.

→ Sign up!

Friday 15h00

In front of Saint-Michael's Church

€ 18



11:30Boat tour
13:00Jack & Jill prelims
13:45Photo moment
14:00Outdoor dancing
15:00Start bar crawl
18:00End bar crawl

Saturday party

21:00Doors open &
Start first live set
TBAJ&J competition
05:00End of the party

Boat Tour

Two major rivers, the Schelde and Leie flow together in Ghent. With plenty of smaller canals in between, this 50 minute boat tour will offer you a unique view on our historic medieval city.

→ Sign up!

Saturday 11h30

Start at corner of Kraanlei at big yellow umbrella

End at Old Palace of Justice (close to the Kouter for the next activity)

€ 10,00

Jack & Jill prelims

No need to register. Just be there. Everybody can join and dance together. Afterwards we will take a big group and a little social dance before embarking on our bar crawl. During our evening party, we will have the finals on live music.

Bar Crawl

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



12:30Potluck park picnic
15:00Vooruit Hop
15:00Urban Hop

Sunday party

To celebrate our 10th edition, we added a third evening party to our schedule - Monday is a day off for most people so nothing to worry there. Check the bands section to see the amazing line-up that will ensure three nights of epic craziness.

21:00Doors open
22:00Start first live set
04:00End of the party

Potluck picnic

After finally waking up on Sunday, join us in the lovely park for a potluck picnic. You bring the food, we bring live music and entertainment.

Vooruit Hop

Afterwards, we dance. What else. You can go to the lovely Vooruit Café or stay outside. Options options.

Pre- & afterparties*

* not organised by the GHX, but still pretty darn awesome!

Wednesday April 8th

To be confirmed

Thursday April 9th

Evening · Morning Call Jazz band @ Missy Sippy

Get in the right mood for GHX with The Morning Call jazz band at our favourite blues and roots club.

Monday April 13th

Afternoon · Dancers music jam @ Bar Lume

From 15h to 18h we will have a dancers music jam at Bar Lume. So bring your instrument and join us for a cosy afternoon with good music and some dancing. Perfect to get you in the mood for our blues afterparty.

Evening · Blues night @ Missy Sippy

In good GHX tradition we end with a blues afterparty at Missy Sippy. Hosted by Ghent local Sep Vermeersch, we will create a true hot and steamy juke joint. Get ready to go down to Missy Sippy and blues the night away.

Evening · Live jazz @ Bar Lume

More info soon