Jazz music, European politics & Election Night Live? All of this is possible in Brussels thanks to the rich programme that European Parliament organises in the coming days!
Once again the sound of the rhythm and the soul returns to the European Parliament for the Brussels Jazz Weekend. Freedom of speech and cultural diversity are at the heart of jazz and the European Parliament is proud to support the Place du Luxembourg stage, one of the five venues for the weekend’s celebrations.
In between enjoying world-class jazz, take a look inside Station Europe on Place du Luxembourg and discover the different activities for visitors at the European Parliament.
Free open air concerts at Place du Luxembourg in context of Brussels Jazz Weekend
Friday, 24 May: 17.00 – 23.00
Saturday, 25 May: 16.30 – 23.00
On Sunday 26 May, the European Parliament in Brussels will host a public open-air event (from 18:00 to midnight) for everyone to share the results of the European elections 2019 and to see what the next 5 years have in store. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the European politics and enjoy the festive atmosphere on the Place du Luxembourg. Do not miss the following activities:
- Open-air stage and find out about the results as they come in at Place du Luxembourg with live jazz from all over Europe.
- Join our mini festival of democracy on the Esplanade with debates, live commentary and analysis.
- Discover more on the evolution of democracy with special evening tours at the House of European History.
Full programme on Sunday, 26 May: Election Night Live!
14.30 – 18.00, Various Marching brass band concert from Place de la Monnaie to Esplanade Solidarnosc and the EU Parliament
18.00 – 24.00
Open-air stage on Place du Luxembourg is curated by the Brussels Jazz Weekend and will feature jazz from around Europe
Andy V, 17:45-18:45
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Andy V is certainly a one of a kind artist and act. His unique one man, live looping show is inspired by reggae, dub, drum and bass, latin and jazzy grooves.
Teodora Enache, 19:00-20:15
Teodora Enache is considered one of the best jazz vocalists in Romania, her work explores new musical frontiers that is rooted in both classical and modern music.
The Valerie Solanas, 20:45-21:45
The show of the Belgian quartet Valerie Solanas from Antwerp combines elements from jazz and the blues with the raw sound of punkrock.
Slow Pilot, feat. Belgian Session Orchestra Quartet, 22:00-23:15
Alternative indie-pop band from Belgium influenced by Divine Comedy, Fleet Foxes, Jeff Buckley and many others.
Several Civil Society Organisations and Debates around Democracy and the Election Results on Esplanade
- AEGEE, Elections and Youth 18.00-19.00 & 19.00-20.00
- World Scout Bureau, My Europe, My Say! – Scout creating a better world as active citizens, 18.00-19.00
- Garagerasmus, Erasmus and European universities: the future of Europe?, 19.00-20.00
- European Movement International, VOTES ARE IN | Let’s discuss the Future of Europe, 20.00-21.00
- Debate Jesuit Refugees Services, ‘HOPE IS MAYBE’’ MAYBE’’ – An art project on the diversity of hope, 21.00-22.00
- Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisation, In light of a shrinking civic space for NGOs in Europe: Why it is important to involve grassroots youth with a minority background in the European Elections, and how we can do this
- The Good Lobby, Are you a Citizen Lobbyist? Test it! 22.00-23.00
- Talos, After elections: how can citizens positively change our EU?, 22.00-23.00
- European Youth Forum, #ChangeIsComing- Young Europeans in the European Elections, 23.00-24.00
The House of European History late night opening on Sunday 26 May.
The museum’s exhibitions will stay open for the public until 23.00. Visitors are invited to take part in thematic guided tours on democracy, in English, French and Dutch.
Democracy is an ancient tradition and key value for Europe but never a given, rather an endeavour, a struggle, as the these tours will show you:
Starting time for guided tours:
EN: 18.00 / 19.30 / 21.00
FR: 18.30 / 20.00
NL: 19.00 / 20.30
The European elections 2019 are all about choosing your future. This time it is not enough to just hope for the better. This time each of us needs to take responsibility and choose how our future will look like.
You can get involved at http://www.thistimeimvoting.eu, vote and then join the event on 26 May for the European Election Night Live!