Relive the best 3 days of the year @ Couleur Café 2014 !
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Thanks a mill for making Couleur Café this memorable yet again. Despite the rain you managed to party on for 3 whole days. Bootsy Collins and The Funk Unity Band made sure last sunset was funky as hell, while Jurassic 5’s classic hip hop beats made Tour & Taxis bounce. The music was great, you were great, you might have got wet but you were 100 % Couleur Café. See you the 26th of June. Peace!
Today at Couleur Café, an abundance of reggae and dub stars with Ky-Mani Marley, Protoje and the Indiggnation , Alpha Blondy , Asian Dub Foundation and Dan akil ! Pop, folk and blues fans won’t miss out on Gabriel Rios , Su arez , Little Collin and John Butler Trio . California’s greatest Juras sic 5 as wel l as Youssoupha and Blitz The Ambassador are sure to please hip hop fans . In for some horns? The Soul Rebels and funk legends Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band. Finally, Magnus’ big comeback starts at #CoulCaf14 with a great live band.
Enjoy your last day at Couleur Café, a little rain didn’t seem to bother you before. Don’t let it today. Tickets on sale here (until 4PM) or at the festival entrance.
Thanks to Basement Jaxx’s samba beats and Seeds dancehall party we went out with a bang yesterday! Today the party goes on with a splendid musical blend: folk by Ben Howard, reggae by Burning Spear et The Gladiators ft. Droop Lion hip hop from Chinese Man, Akua Naru and Chance the Rapper and a touch of electro when The Subs get on stage! With DJ Tudo and the World Cup games we take you straight to Brazil.
Tonight we treat you all to a burst of colors with our first Holi Couleur party at 8.30 PM and of course the annual fireworks at 11.30PM. Welcome back! Get your tickets here or at the box office.
Hip hop lovers better come early, because at 17h15 legendary Californian rap crew Dilated Peoples will be opening on our Titan main stage. Next on is British hit phenomenon Dizzee Rascal. Later tonight we’re in for a treat with electro swing revelation Parov Stelar Band, Soldout and finally sunny house music from Basement Jaxx. And let’s not forget about our Belgian pride: Puggy & Girls in Hawaii.
After one year eagerly waiting, it’s finally here: #CoulCaf14 kicks off!
Still doubting to join us this weekend? Couleur Café invites many great artists, whose only Belgian show this summer will be at Couleur Café: Australian jam band John Butler Trio, folk singer Ben Howard, French and German party squads Chinese Man and Seeed, the American hip hop classic Jurassic 5 and upcoming star Chance the Rapper, but also Basement Jaxx, Morcheeba, Laura Mvula, Alpha Blondy, Ky-Mani Marley and the eccentric funkmaster Bootsy Collins. Even better, Jamaican reggae legend Burning Spear will play his only European gig this summer at Couleur Café!
Care to catch these big shots live? Get to our ticket page and start longing for the most exotic weekend our capital has to offer.
Football lovers can check all World cup games on big screen..
The Solidarity Village is still the committed humanitarian heart of the festival. This year we’d like to inform you on “Equal Opportunities”, with many interactive activities and of course the Raggaravane providing the right beat. The neighboring municipality of Molenbeek will also present some fine projects, delicious food and great music. Check out the young Molem Capitale rappers, get a henna tattoo, fresh mint tea and much more. Read all about it here..
Couleur Café is much more than 60 concerts and DJ’s on 4 stages, numerous dance workshops, an art expo, brass bands and beautiful decorations:
Discover our brand new indoor DJ club Clandestino where the crazy Dutchmen Kalash & Nikov will host their karaoke sensation every day non-stop. Our Wanted!-DJ’s Captain Steel (Friday), What It Is (Saturday) and DJ Dunya (Sunday) will close the club every night with stomping beats. Saturday night you’ll make the party at our Move Stage with the colorful Holi Couleur performance. Starring: color powder, good music, a rousing MC, a Bollywood flashmob and you!
More info in the line-up.
Bem-vindo a Couleur Café! The 28th and 29th of June you won’t have to miss a thing of the World Cup, cause we’re showing the four ‘Round of 16’ games on a big screen. We’re in for three sunny days on a Tour & Taxis site drenched in great music, packed with beautiful fans and seasoned with a World Cup Football providing just that extra bit of summer joy.
Round of 16 on big screen (at the stand of and thanks to the RTBF): Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of June, at 6PM and 10PM. All Combi Camping tickets are sold out, and the last 1.500 Combi 3 Days tickets are being sold right now. For now there are still plenty of Day tickets available. Get your tickets here.
In exactly three long weeks, the 25th edition of Couleur Café kicks off, next week already, we take a party trip underground with Couleur Café Underground Vibes @ STIB. 3 Thursdays, 3 Couleur Café DJs, 3 metro stations. Learn all about in on the Underground Vibes Page.
With DJ Tudo e Sua Gente de Todo Lugar we complete the 2014 line-up with an exotic touch. The Brasilian DJ, guitarist and musicologist blends technology and authenticity, backed by a group of excellent musicians playing from the huge repertoire of sounds their country abounds with. The perfect antidote to the ongoing football fever. Check out the complete time schedule here.
Just like last year our Combi Camping tickets sold out quickly! There are still enough 1 Day tickets and Combi 3 Days tickets available but the latter are also selling really well. Surf to our ticket page as soon as possible, if you’d like to party 3 days long.
Couleur Café regrets the cancellation of Cassius but we found a worthy replacement with party animals The Subs! As icing on the cake, we managed to book the incredible Parov Stelar Band on Friday. Blitz The Ambassador, an absolute must in the alternative funk rap genre, completes the Sunday program. There are only 90 Combi Camping tickets left, buy them here.
With 3 new reggae and dub names we add more green, yellow and red to the Couleur Café spectrum. Saturday roots reggae legends The Gladiators feat. the budding Droop Lion are coming over. The gifted Ky-Mani Marley and explosive live band Asian Dub Foundation will reinforce our Sunday’s reggae line-up. Expect the last names very soon!
Couleur Café fans who want to spend the festival nights on the biggest urban camping site in the country have to act fast because there are only 500 Combi 3 Days + Camping tickets left! For the moment, there are still enough Combi 3 Days and 1 Day tickets available. Buy your ticket here.
Check it all out and get in the mood with our updated Deezer Radio on this website, follow us on Facebook & Twitter for latest updates. The last names will be announced soon.
Two major festival acts on Friday the 27th: Dizzee Rascal with his smash hits like Bonkers and Dance Wiv Me and Dutch hip hoppers De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig. On Sunday we’ve got a wonderful surprise: Magnus, known for their summer soundtrack Summer’s Here are coming back with an all-stars live band and a new album! Their first live concert will be at Couleur Café. Reggae fans will be delighted to hear the French band Danakil is back at Couleur Café.
Ticketinfo: the last 1000 “Combi 3 Days + Camping” tickets are being sold right now. For now, there still are enough "1 Day" and "Combi 3 Days" tickets available.
More info on artists and tickets on this website. Keep following us on FB & Twitter.
For the 17th time already, art lovers amongst you can visit Cool Art Café. This year’s theme for our annual festival exhibition is “La Grande Bouffe”. The 26 artists all treat the complex relationship between man and his food in their own way. Every year over 25.000 festivalgoers visit Cool Art Café. All info here.
Presales info: our Combi 3 Days + Camping tickets are selling quickly so don't wait too long if you want to stay on the coolest camping site of the capital.
Next week we announce some more artists…
The last few weeks, more than 1200 enthusiasts subscribed to work as a volunteer the last weekend of June. We’d like to thank everyone for this much commitment and support! Without you all, Couleur Café wouldn’t be possible.
#CoulCaf14 pays tribute to its homeland: after Girls in Hawaii, Gabriel Rios, Puggy and Suarez, the electro-pop duo Soldout joins our black, yellow and red line-up. Just like the past 9 years and with the support of SABAM For Culture, we invite you to discover our Wanted!-artists. This year we picked the brilliant lyrical rap Veence Hanao, delightful pop, soul and jazz of Little Collin, superb trip hop by Oyster Node and upbeat reggae from the Iron Ites. More information about the nine elected DJs soon on your favorite website.
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Tomorrow he’s playing in a sold out AB, this summer @Couleur Café. After 3 years in New York, Belgium’s favorite Puerto Rican is back in town. See you all on Sunday 29th of June.
Four more names for our line-up: funk pioneer Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band, a DJ set by French house masters Cassius, blufunk inventor Keziah Jones and trip hop legend Tricky. More to be announced soon.
Looking for a musical city trip this summer? Want to try our world cuisine, fresh cocktails and an incomparable atmosphere?
Discover our exclusive Hotel + Festival Deals and enjoy 3 days of global grooves, a 4 star hotel and the beauty of Europe’s capital. More info on our ticket page.
More exciting news for our reggae fans. After Seeed, Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy and Protoje, we’re happy to bring you another one of reggae’s true greats: Tiken Jah Fakoly. The Ivorian releases his ninth and long awaited album Dernier Appel the 2nd of June, some weeks later you can witness one of his legendary shows at #CoulCaf14.
5 more names for #CoulCaf14! Friday we welcome the cream of Belgian pop and rock music: Puggy & Girls in Hawaii. The extraordinary La Yegros will surprise you with her electronic cumbia music, ex-Orishas members Cuban Beats All Stars are in for a party and afrobeat powerhouse Seun Kuti is bringing the Egypt 80 orchestra. 23 names confirmed, more to follow soon!
Straight from Jamaica, we’ve got a big surprise for our reggae lovers. The one and only Winston Rodney, better known as Burning Spear, is doing his only European show this summer at Couleur Café!
Want to hear what #CoulCaf14 will sound like? Turn up the volume and check out our Couleur Café Radio on the right side of this page…
Two new delightful additions to our line-up. Friday we've got the great sixteen-piece(!) hip hop & reggae big band Seeed coming over. Peter Fox, whom you might know from his summer hit Haus am See, and his horns, drummers, MC’s and DJ’s will show you why they’ve got such an outstanding live reputation. Bring your sweetheart on Saturday and let Ben Howard’s beautiful songs enchant you.
We are currently looking for new motivated vendors who would like to have their own stand at Couleur Café during the three festival days. Are you selling creative, artisanal and eco-friendly goods? Are you interested in selling these goods at Couleur Café? Send an email to email@example.com.
We just added another 7 splendid artists to this year’s line-up: reggae prodigy Protoje & Indiggnation, scratch masters Chinese Man, rising rap star Chance The Rapper and trip hop trailblazers Morcheeba as well as the funky Soul Rebels brass band, gifted soul & hip hop singer Akua Naru and the one-of-a-kind electronic hip hoppers Skip & Die.
As already announced last Friday on Facebook, we are proud to welcome rising reggae star Protoje with The Indiggnation. Thursday we will announce more artists for #CoulCaf14.
The Mokoomba contest for their concert 26/03/2014 @Botanique is now finished; the winners will be notified personally. Thank you all for participating.
Want to start summer early? Come to Botanique on March 26 for a concert by Mokoomba, one of Couleur Cafés favorite African bands! Botanique and Couleur Café are always keen to promote budding national and international talent. Now, for the first time ever, we team up to organize this unique concert by Mokoomba, who repeatedly played at the festival. Support act is Belgian-Congolese rapper Nina Miskina, one of our Wanted!-discoveries in 2013.
Order your tickets here or win a duo ticket for this concert by answering this question: do you know in what year Mokoomba performed at Couleur Café for the first time? Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mokoomba + Nina Miskina – 26/03 – at Botanique, in collaboration with Zig Zag World, Igloomondo and Couleur Café Festival, partners in promoting young talent.
Couleur Café brightens up this grey Thursday with the first 8 confirmed artists for #CoulCaf14. Get your tickets here.
On the 24th edition of Couleur Café we got to welcome over 82,000 music lovers. This wouldn’t have been possible without the 1,200 volunteers who helped us out. Check out how they contributed in this video. In some weeks, volunteer subscriptions will open up, so keep checking our website.
See you soon!
The yearly Wanted! call for Belgian talent ended last Monday, 20 January. The jury will go to work now; the chosen musical acts or visual artists for the coming edition will be announced by the end of March. These artists will be on one of our stages or featuring in our Cool Art Café exposition. If you want to know more about the Wanted!-procedure or Cool Art Café, go to the MORE-button on this page.
Presales start mid-February. We will be announcing the first names very soon.
We wish you a fantastic 2014 and hope Couleur Café will be one of the year’s highlights for you. XMAS PASSES are no longer available, but the good news is that presales start mid-February! Before that, we will be announcing the first acts appearing.
You could be part of our line-up this year if you sign up for our Wanted! call for talent before Monday, 20 January. If you’re a musical performer living in Belgium or a visual artist, go to the Wanted! button on this page. You could end up on stage at Couleur Café or featured in our Cool Art Café exposition!
Do it now & spread the news!
We have two suggestions if you’re looking for an original and musical Christmas present :
- Couleur Café XMAS PASS at the same price as the 2013 Combi! Buy here
- A Deezer Gift Card, giving you unlimited access to 30 million tracks! We have 3 Deezer subscriptions to offer if you can tell us the title of The Skatalites-track in the Couleur Café Party Playlist on Deezer Send your answer to email@example.com before 6th January.
Good luck and best wishes for an excellent 2014 !
Wanted! Music: You play solo or are part of a band, or you’re a DJ? You live in Belgium and never played at Couleur Café ? Take the example of Selah Sue or Puggy and participate to our Wanted! call for talent.
Wanted! Expo: Bourgeoning figurative artists can submit their project for our exposition Cool Art Café. This year’s theme will be La Grande Bouffe. If this subject inspires you please submit your proposition.
Find more info en inscription details on the Wanted!-button on this page. Deadline: January 20th 2014.
For the first time we’re launching the Couleur Café XMAS PASS, a combi ticket giving you access to the festival from June 27-29 at the same price as the 2013 Combi 3 Days !
The XMAS PASS is available in 3 Days Combi or 3 Days Combi + Camping ticket and will be on sale in limited edition until January 6th, only here ..
Presales will start mid-February 2014.
As Couleur Café wouldn’t happen without you, we want to know your tastes in music and in every genre YOU like. Be bold! Don’t let anything stand between your favourites & our line-up.
Participate & win: an innocent hand will draw the winner of the first 2014 Couleur Café 3 Days Combi ticket.
Go to our Facebook page and submit your top five, before December 10th.