Sat.18.MayMacharius Quarter (various locations)


Free festival in and around Saint-Bavo's Abbey. Edition #17.

Les Goûts de Gand returns to the Macharius neighborhood once again. This year marks the 17th edition of the free music festival. In and around Coyendanspark, visitors of all ages can fully enjoy a diverse musical program!

Les Goûts de Gand invites you to discover the various flavors and sounds of Ghent in a unique culinary and musical setting. From charmingly delicate songs to lively party music at different locations, from cozy cafes to the impressive refectory of the Medieval Saint Bavo's Abbey.

At the Main Stage and in the Afro-Latin Area, you can enjoy alternative concerts and dance workshops.

In the Green Church, you can browse through a small but fine Feria Mundial (featuring products from Cape Verde, Bangladesh, Thailand, Ghana, and Ukraine), get to know the mobile 'Zwerfkeet' studio of the Graffiti organization, and enjoy delicious coffee & treats from Komaf Koffie in our Berber tent.  In that same tent, you can also enjoy poetry in various languages, brought by Amal and De Krook. Additionally, there is children's entertainment and a children's performance by Klein Festijn."

'Food and drinks' can be found near the Main Stage in Coyendanspark.

Enjoy an enchanting experience where the diversity of Ghent comes to life in an unforgettable fusion of flavors and sounds.

∼ Schedule ∼

1:00 pm

  • Dance Workshops (until 5:00 pm) ✺ Afro-Latin Area . Coyendanspark
  • Iqnovara ft. Haroun Iqbal ✺ Refectory . Saint Bavo's Abbey

2:00 pm

  • Group Tornado ✺ Main Stage . Coyendanspark
  • Milad Mohammadi ✺ Chez John . Slachthuisstraat 28
  • Balklavalhau ✺ Chez Tania . Spaanskasteelplein 16

3:00 pm

  • Aras Ensemble ✺ Refectory . Saint Bavo's Abbey
  • The Wolf, the Songs of Mark Lanegan ✺ De Dikke Ziel . Slachthuisstraat 68
  • Boat Concert w/ Tristan Visser #1 ✺ Tribune . Slachthuisbrug
  • De Liedjestovenaar (Klein Festijn) ✺ Stage . Green Church
  • Interactive Tour #1 ✺ Eyüp Sultan Mosque . Kazemattenstraat 80
  • Guided Walk From Ganda to Herberg ✺ Herberg Macharius . Lousbergkaai x Coyendanspark 1

4:00 pm

  • Kenan Erer ‘Bosphorus Beats’ ✺ Main Stage . Coyendanspark
  • Damast Duo ✺ Chez Tania . Spaanskasteelplein 16

4:30 pm

  • Arda and The Giannena ✺ Chez John . Slachthuisstraat 28

5:00 pm

  • Nana Osei-Twum Barima & Roland Van Campenhout ✺ De Buffel . Gandastraat 19a
  • Malvin Moskalez invites Steven De Bruyn ✺ De Dikke Ziel . Slachthuisstraat 68
  • Afro-Latin Live ✺ Afro-Latin Area . Coyendanspark
  • Boat Concert w/ Tristan Visser #2 ✺ Tribune . Slachthuisbrug
  • Interactive Tour #2 ✺ Eyüp Sultan Mosque . Kazemattenstraat 80

6:00 pm

  • Tamikrest ✺ Main Stage . Coyendanspark
  • DJ Pacha & Team ✺ Afro-Latin Area . Coyendanspark

7:30 pm

  • Aleph Quintet ✺ Refectory . Saint Bavo's Abbey
  • Memo Pimiento Duo ✺ Herberg Macharius . Lousbergkaai x Coyendanspark 1

8:30 pm

  • Agoro ✺ Main Stage . Coyendanspark
  • Bal Mundial ✺ Herberg Macharius . Lousbergkaai x Coyendanspark 1

10:00 pm

  • Afro-Latino Afterparty (until 03:00 am) ✺ Trefpunt . Walter De Buckplein

Powered by De Centrale in collaboration with Historical Houses (City of Ghent), Neighbours of the Abbey & Herberg Macharius, Chez John, Chez Tania, De Dikke Ziel, De Buffel, Eyüp Sultan Mosque & LACC, and with thanks to Graffiti vzw, Komaf Koffie, Veggie is Halal, Amal, De Krook, and many others.


Saturday 18 May 2024

1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Free admission

Concerts in the Refectory of Saint Bavo's Abbey . Free with reservation

On Friday, May 17, on the eve of Les Goûts de Gand, John Van Daele will moderate the panel discussion “Towards an Economy for Humanity and the Planet” with Eva Smets (Oxfam Belgium), Soumaya Majdoub (VUB), and Jonas Van der Slycken (UGent).


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