DJ's, mixologists all set to light up the Brussels night at Grand Hospice in April

DJ's, mixologists all set to light up the Brussels night at Grand Hospice in April
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After two long years during which the Coronavirus pandemic closed down nightlife in Brussels, the Grand Hospice at the former Pacheco Hospital will host a cocktail of DJ sets, mixologists, clubs and sampling bars from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 April.

From C12 to Madame Moustache, along with Fuse, Mirano and Play Label Records, 12 clubs and bars will transform the gardens, corridors and rooms of the Pacheco premises in the Brussels city centre into a dancing floor for the space of a weekend, Belga News Agency reports.

The event, dubbed “Red Bull Unlocked,” will offer a platform to Brussels clubs which, like those in the north and south of the country, were only allowed to reopen on 18 February when the Coronavirus barometre established by the country’s various governments went down to orange.

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The entry fee will go entirely to the clubs, the spokesperson of the Brussels-by-Night Federation, Lorenzo Serra, explained.

“This is cruelly necessary since they have had no income for the past two years,” said Serra, who is in charge of the artistic content of the first two days of the event.

On Friday 22 and Saturday 24 April, four Brussels clubs will take over four different locations in the hospital, according to Serra.

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On Sunday the 25th, Jane Haesen, originator of the “Catclubs” evenings, will be at the helm. In line with her gay-friendly parties organised in architectural gems and empty buildings, DJ Lady Jane – her stage name – promises to feature “the best alternative, underground scene in Brussels” at the Grand Hospice.

“I want drags on stage, artists, non-binary DJs, live performances… refreshing young artistes and projects deserving a place on stage,” said Haesen, who is teaming up for this event with Crevette Records and Porn Freaks Club.

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