Music in Leuven

Whether you prefer classical music or are into pop or soul, this summer Leuven has something for everyone. Including large concerts in the main square or more intimate settings in a museum garden.


Free music in open-air

Beleuvenissen op de Oude Markt

Concerts in some of Leuven’s most beautiful squares, by The Waterboys, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) and Zornik, among others.

Fridays 8+15+22.07.2022
Grote Markt, Oude Markt & Vismarkt
Free entrance

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Festival with music, dance, expositions & performances

Festival in the magnificent setting of M Leuven with performances by Buffalo Tom, Meskerem Mees, Intergalactic Lovers and Son Lux, among others.

M Leuven (courtyard) | Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28, 3000 Leuven

More information & tickets (in Dutch)

Half Oogst

Urban weekend with plenty of soul, street art & dance

Leuven will be transformed into a soul market: a place with a great vibe where artists and audiences can meet. Chill on the terrace in a hammock or listen to the DJ sets. Score some drinks and snacks at the summer bar and the food trucks.

Grote Markt & Oude Markt
Free entrance

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Zomer van Sint-Pieter

Exquisite lunch concerts

You can enjoy classical masterpieces, surprising compositions and many star performers. The beloved theme weeks for piano (19-22 July) and string quartet (August 23-26) are also on the summer menu.

01.07-31.08 • Tuesdays to Fridays: 12:15
30CC/Schouwburg, Bondgenotenlaan 21 (final concert 31.08: Sint-Pieterskerk)

Info & tickets

Leuven Bells

Free carillon concerts

Vijver met weerspiegeling van de abdij

(Inter)national carilloneurs present 16 concerts at different places in the city.

Colora Festival

Powerful world music concerts with a fabulous mix of local and international talent. Don’t forget the breakdance and circus acts.

Park De Bruul, Raoul Claesstraat

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Tips for music lovers

Concert in Het Depot

The city breathes music. There are nice concert halls and original music stores. But also festivals with nich genres for jazz lovers to fans of polyphony.

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