• City centre of Ghent

On Saturday, September 16, we will immerse you once again in music from all corners of the world during OdeGand, the unofficial, festive opening of the cultural season. During the day you can choose one of the adventurous music routes with three surprising concerts. Viennese classical music, a blasting Romanian brass band, Scandinavian folk, swirling Balkan rhythms or a Persian sound tapestry: you'll discover music you didn't know you liked.

At night, OdeGand spreads its musical tentacles across the city center, on Ghent's center squares and along the water. You can choose to swing along on the Korenlei or waltz on the Sint-Baafsplein. Would you rather freestyle to hip-hop and urban at Vrijdagmarkt? Welcome! And while the squares are ablaze, a musical canal cruise will take you on Ghent's waterways. A boat trip full of evening concerts and performances at beautiful hidden locations! More about OdeGand Soirée.

Tickets for OdeGand Soirée are sold out, but Ghent's squares remain free to enter!

Sint-Baafsplein is also undergoing a big transformation and will become the lively OdeGand Village with a real festival atmosphere, accessible to everyone free of charge. Como Duo will treat you to jazz and elegant classical music and the brass band of Orchestre International du Vetex will put you right in the party mood. At our Festival Point you can also get more information, and both young and old can relax and have fun. Watch out for the elegant stiltwalkers of White Wings! Welcome at OdeGand Village between 13:00 and 18:30!

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