Four wonderful previous years

BRUX 2017

Fourth edition of the BRUX, sprinkled with many surprises, twice more live bands and a true magical moment on the Grand-Place where a giant Shim Sham took place.

The venues

  • Salles des Guichets at BIP
  • Cellue 133a
  • La Machine
  • ViaVia Café
  • Bar des Amis

The bands

  • The Hermann Quintet
  • New Orleans Night Owls
  • Reverent Juke
  • The Hop ’sh Bam Connection DELUXE
  • Birdie Bounce
  • The Twilight Time Conspiracy
  • The Brussels Blues Gangsters

Day activities

  • Shim Sham on the Grand-Place
  • Brussels Beer Project Brewery visit
  • Art-Nouveau tour
  • Brunch

The Team

Passionate and voluntary, they made this BRUX happen.

The BRUX 2017 Crew

Pierre Alexis, Djamila Benaissa, Fabien Castan, Aliénor de Vareilles, Sarah Cooke O’Dowd, Andreea Harna, Maria Kanba, Anne Lahousse, Elise Léonard, Alexandre McCormack, Juta Preisa, Emilien Robert, Julien Wadin and Alexandre Wagemans.

The super BRUX friends

Philippe Alexis, Françoise Decordier, Serge Fovel, Camille Steckelmacher, Olivier Vanderwielen, Frédéric Verhaegen and Jean-Michel Wadin.

BRUX 2016

A huge leap forward for the fourth edition, as stated by its motto “longer, grander and crazier”. With a majestic new venue and one extra evening party with live music.

The venues

  • Salles des Guichets at BIP
  • Cellue 133a
  • Halles Saint-Géry
  • Bar des Amis

The bands

  • The Hermann Quintet
  • Reverent Juke
  • The Hop ’sh Bam Connection
  • New Orleans Night Owls

Day activities

  • Swing in the Galerie
  • Cantillon Brewery visit
  • Vintage shopping tour
  • Captain Flashmob
  • Vintage swimming pool
  • Frites in Flagey
  • Guided tour

The Team

Passionate and voluntary, they made this BRUX happen.

The BRUX 2016 Crew

Pierre Alexis, Djamila Benaissa, Melissa Bongi, Claire Brauman, Serge Causin, Marie Depelchin, Aliénor de Vareilles, Manon Dufour, Sarah Cooke O’Dowd, Vinciane Grimard, Anne Lahousse, Alexandre McCormack, Livia Molinari, Beatrice Neagu, Emilien Robert, Emmanuelle Pottier, Fabienne Van Craenenbroeck, Ingeborg Van de Vijver, Julien Wadin and Alexandre Wagemans.

The super BRUX friends

Serge Fovel, Elise Léonard, Frédéric Verhaegen and Sep Vermeersch.

BRUX 2015

Second edition of the BRUX. On the spotlight: a memorable Cabaret, a Big Band (a première in the Brussels Lindy dancing scene) and a brand-new local band, starting point of the massive swing music resurgence in Brussels.

The venues

  • Gemeenschapscentrum De Maalbeek
  • La Tricoterie
  • La Maison Des Ailes
  • Café De Markten
  • Bar des Amis

The bands

  • Brussels Swing Boulevard
  • West Music Club Big Band
  • The Hop ’sh Bam Connection

Day activities

  • Brussels Beer Project Brewery visit
  • Chocolate Story & Tasting
  • Vintage swimming pool
  • Captain Flashmob
  • Unveil Brussels' Secrets in Team - Discover trail
  • Swing in the Park
  • Vintage Shopping
  • Guided tour

The Team

Passionate and voluntary, they made this BRUX happen.

The BRUX 2015 Crew

Pierre Alexis, Djamila Benaissa, Magdi Birtha, Marion Bonduelle, Melissa Bongi, Claire Brauman, Daniel Clauss, Marie Depelchin, Aliénor de Vareilles, Vinciane Grimard, Jennifer Neilz, Emilien Robert, Yann Tixhon, Svend Vanderveken, Ingeborg Van de Vijver, Fabienne Van Craenenbroeck, Julien Wadin, Stéphanie Weiser.

BRUX 2014

They didn’t know it was impossible, so they did it. For the first time in the history, Brussels welcomed its first exchange with such a success that it became the first chapter of a long story.

The venues

  • Gemeenschapscentrum De Maalbeek
  • La Tricoterie
  • La Maison Des Ailes
  • Bravo Bar

The bands

  • God Save The Swing
  • The Hop ’sh Bam Connection
  • Brussels Swing Boulevard

Day activities

  • Cantillon Brewery visit
  • Urban Discover trail
  • Vintage swimming pool
  • Art Nouveau guided tour

The Team

Passionate and voluntary, they made this BRUX happen.

The BRUX 2014 Crew

Melissa Bongi, Claire Brauman, Daniel Clauss, Ellen De Naeyer, Marie Depelchin, Bert Gavel, Vinciane Grimard, Livia Molinari, Cédric Olmanst, Emilien Robert, Daria Shcherbak, Yann Tixhon, Fabienne Van Craenenbroeck, Ingeborg Van De Vijver, Alienor de Vareilles, Julien Wadin and Gavin Watt.