Have you ever heard about THE event of the year in Kortrijk ?

Maybe, you already know it or maybe not ! But after reading this, you’ll not hesitate to come anymore.

 It’s working hard today, on the 25 May, in Kortrijk because they have to be ready for this weekend. Indeed, workers and citizens are building stages and preparing the Kortrijk Festival.


What kind of Festival is it exactly?

Laura, 25 May

Sinksen” is the biggest event of Kortrijk which happens each year.  It will last 3 days from 26 to 28 Mei. Several activities will be organized in and around the city center. No more than 100 000 of people are going to be expected to come.

What can you do during those 3 days?

Go to the “music place”, around Conservatorium/ Muziekcentrum Track/ De Kreun, there will have a lot of concerts over there with big bands, worldwide music, funny brass bands and awesome DJ’s: dj’s Miel & Loto and DotCom (Saturday), dj Dr.Green and dj’s Fresh & Clean (Sunday) and eventually, dj TLP on Monday. The guests will b : De Mens (Dutch rockband), James Taylor Quartet (UK), The Rhythm Junks (Belgian band) and Vaganéé del Ferro Group. They will also organized a funk/soul/hiphop party.

Children will have the opportunity to have picnic in the unique atmosphere in the Begijnhofpark. There will be also circus activities and they will play “ukulele”. In the evening, there will be authentic Jazz music and one freak show.

In Vandeleplein, there will be cosy and quiet concerts with small performances and visual fittings.

Houtmarkt will be the more colored square of the city with “KortRijk aan Culturen”. The guests who will be there are Bai Kamara Jr (a singer-song writer/ producer) who songs soul, blues, funk, latin, jazz and African music; Afrikaya (a charity association) with singers from Togo, Ghana and Congo. They are always in a good and tropical mood. They will make you dance on modern and traditional tempos with djembe, saxophone and conga; Sessimè (Christelle Guedou) from Benin will sing exotic music, gospel and R&B.

On the Saturday, at 21.15 p.m, you can go for free at the opera, La Scala. It’s their official opening. They made a selection of nice singers which worked with Verdi, Mascagni, Puccini and so on.

On Sunday and Monday, at Rommelmarkt, there will be an antique, books and flea market. It’s the biggest in Flanders with 600 stands.

On the Monday, at 20.30 p.m, it’s the “spicy Latin sensation” ! Time to dance mambo, merengue and salsa ! Dancers and singers will make a big show on summer hits with boleros. The guests which are going to be there are Pete Rodriguez (I like it like that) and Celia Cruz (La vida es un carnaval).

Here is an Interview

Children, teenagers, students, parents and grandparents are all invited to join the Festival. They are all gonna have a lot of fun ! There ‘ll be activities for everyone !

So, DO NOT miss it ! You’ll regret it for sure !

If you still have some hesitations… Here is a video of a small part of what is waiting for you. After watching it, you’ll have no doubt to come and to see what’s going to happen.