Celebrating its 37th year, this weekend sees the annual international Brosella Folk and Jazz Festival take place at the open-air Théâtre de Verdure in Brussels. This is small but delightfully intimate festival which celebrates some of the upcoming names in both the world of folk and jazz, set in beautifully verdant surroundings against a backdrop of the Atomium’s futuristic metallic spheres.
Set across two stages, each day’s programme of events kicks off at 3pm, with Saturday given over to folk whilst Sunday’s running list is devoted to the sounds of jazz. There’s an eclectic mix of musicians on the menu not only from Belgium but from Great Britain, the US, Spain and Portugal too.
The festival is family friendly and “Brosella for the Kids” provides a programme of activities which includes theatre, music, workshops and animations, perfect for both the young and young at heart. Food and drink are available at the festival and entrance is free! The Théâtre de Verdure is a 15-minute metro ride away from the Gare du Midi or De Brouckère (Grand Place) metro stations. For more information, visit www.brosella.be.