Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk

Wild Westen is a Flemish concert and festival organiser with a multi-genre program in the field of contemporary, classical, jazz, rock and sound art.

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Wilde Westen is a concert and festival organiqer in the South-West of Flandres, with a multi-genre program in the field of contemporary music,, classical, jazz, pop, rock and sound art. It’s the driving force behind an intense music experience in the Eurometropole Kortrijk-Lille-Tournai. It develops its activities in close collaboration with regional and Flemish partners and engages in European and cross-border networks.

In 2017 and 2018 three festival created regional, national and even international visibility:
• Flanders Festival Kortrijk focuses on classical and contemporary music. In 2017 the festival started a thematic series around the elements. In 2017 ‘earth’ was translated into ‘Brave New World’; in 2018 ‘air’ became ‘Music in the Air’. The 2017 edition welcomed approx. 2.600 visitors;
• Bosfestival is a newcomer. With Bosfestival we invite the audience to experience multigenre concerts in an extraordinary natural location. The first edition in 2017 welcomed 600 visitors; the 2018 edition had 1.200 visitors.
• Sonic City is curated by an annually changing curator. The 2017 edition (10-12 november) was curated by Thurston Moore; the 2018 edition (9-11 november) by Courtney Barnett. The festival attracts approx. 2.500 visitors with up to 13 different nationalities;

In addition to the festivals, in 2018 we rebooted the tradition of Klinkende Stad (sound art exhibitions). ‘Sound Art To Object’ was organised in partnership with the City Festival of the Design Biënnale Interieur. The exhibition presented 7 sound objects by Belgian and international artists. More then 10.000 people visited the Interieur City Festival.

In addition to these projects, Wilde Westen organizes a continuous multi-genre program of concerts. These concerts are organised in our own venue De Kreun (pop/rock), Schouwburg Kortrijk, Muziekcentrum Track and various other locations.

In total Wilde Westen organises approx. 120 oncerts a year.

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  • Classical:NEXT 2019
stand number Classical:NEXT 2019: 1-4, 10

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