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Artists from all over the world applied to join the Bru·X·elles Festival, a new concept of feminist and eco-responsible showcase festival, unique in Brussels and open to the international scene.

Discover the line up of the festival during our


on June 17th 2022 for Fête de la Musique!




Giving visibility to women and people from gender minorities

Raising awareness on gender-based violence

Raising awareness on eco-responsibility

Highlighting collaborations between the language communities 





The festival will take place on 22 and 23 September 2022 in Vaartkapoen (VK).




The jury is composed of 12 programmers (F/X): 4 from the Flemish community, 4 from the French-speaking community of Belgium and 4 international.

Our jury wants to discover and highlight all artists who want to reach a wider audience and who have the professional standards to start a tour.

We welcome proposals from all horizons and in particular those that increase the diversity of the international music scene, whether on a cultural or regional level.



  • The project is led by a woman or a person from a gender minority (frontstage) [or more!]

  • The project is original in its musical and stage offer.

  • The project has released an EP or an album in the past or has a forthcoming release (except DJ)




  • Showcases last 45 minutes; DJ sets last 1 hour.

  • The band is available on September 22nd and 23rd.

  • The fee is set at 250€/performer + 1 crew (technician or tour manager).

  • The deadline to send your proposal is May 1st 2022 at 23:59.

The selection jury 2022

She is a current music programmer at Eden charleroi, the cultural centre of Charleroi. Nahtalie is also the co-founder of the Deep in the wood festival.

She is the director of Far East Prod which includes the Dérives Festival, Derives studio and Womenbeats. She is also a programmer at Mains d'oeuvres.

She is a project manager and programmer at Trix online in Antwerp, a renowned music centre. She is passionate about music, art and culture

She is a programmer at Ancienne Belgique, a famous concert hall in the center of Brussels.

She is a programmer at Atelier210, a multidisciplinary cultural space in Etterbeek. She is also co-founder of the feminist collective Poxcat_collective. In the duo "Capello", in her solo project Elfo Van de Velde, or as keyboardist and DJ as DJ Hyppocampo

She is a programmer at the "Les femme s'en melent" festival. She also participated in the creation of an action plan for gender equality in contemporary music: "Les Femmes S'engagent"

She works for the MJ Carpe Diem and has organised a music festival with them. She works with young people to propose festive, colourful, eclectic and international line-ups. She is also the founder of “J’veux du soleil” festival.

She is a DJ, music producer, sound designer and performer. She is also a programmer at Not your techno, a platform that puts forward diverse and upcoming talent in electronic music, with a focus on female-identifying, queer and POC artists.

Cleo Janse is a programmer at Handelsbeurs Concert Hall in Gent. She was a touring musician with The Bony King of Nowhere for 10 years, worked as a tour & production manager in the past, and organizes the monthly Bright Lights Sessions in Gent.

Julie is the pulse of Beats ‘n’ Roots. She made a name for herself through her work with Senegalese artitsts from the avant-garde scene. With her strong personality and determination, she is always one step ahead! She’s our artist manager and artistic director of the Bru·X·elles Festival.

Rrita is a programmer at VK concerts, the venue for the festival and its launch party. She is also the founder of 54soundsystem and an artist at culteagency.

Josefien van Poppel is a promoter at Amsterdam based venue Cinetol. She co-founded a network of music professionals to support, discuss and improve matters concerning diversity & inclusion in the local music industry.

Discover the artists selected during our

on June 17th 2022 for Fête de la Musique!

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