The second annual ProPulse Festival kicked off last night in Brussels. I wrote about the first edition last year as I thought it was a great way to discover up-and-coming singers and bands from Belgium. Well it must have been a success for the organizers, the Performing Arts Federation of Wallonia-Brussels, as this year it has grown to include over 60 concerts and a wider variety of performances at three locations.
ProPulse focuses on showcasing local artists and musicians to the professional community (with the hope to boost their careers). Like last year, the festival is featuring rock, electronic, jazz, pop and world music concerts at Botanique on 6, 7 and 8 February. In addition, Flagey is hosting classical music performances and Les Halles de Schaerbeek is showing dance, theatre and other artistic acts during the week.
Day-time events are for professionals only but all of the evening concerts and shows are for the public, with an entrance fee of just €7. Listening to the web radio on the festival’s website, I spotted a couple of good artists that have concerts open to the public.
Sarah Carlier (who I already wrote about last year) – Thursday at 9:40pm
Vegas – Wednesday at 8:50pm
There are a few other performances each evening so it’s worth a look at the full program here. Not a bad line up for such a bargain price!