Couleur Café

03 - 05 Juli 2015

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08/12/2014

Thanks for the 1023 Wish List entries!

Thanks for the 1023 Wish List entries!

Thanks a lot for the numerous wish lists we received over the last few weeks. Here's your top ten: 10. Xavier Rudd - Official / 9. Ben Howard / 8. Parov Stelar / 7. Dub inc / 6. Damian Marley / 5. Gloria Boateng / 4. SOJA / 3. Manu Chao / 2. Stromae / 1. Selah Sue. Discover more of your favorites on our Facebook page and don’t forget to get your XMAS PASS at reduced Christmas prices before it’s too late.

24/11/2014

XMAS PASS

XMAS PASS

For the second time we present the Couleur Café XMAS PASS, a combi ticket giving you access to the festival on July 3, 4 and 5 with a € 15 discount on the 2014 prices.
The XMAS PASS is available as a 3 Days Combi (€ 80) or a 3 Days Combi + Camping ticket (€ 95) and will be on sale in limited edition until January 12th. Get them here.
Standard price presales will start mid-February 2015.

17/11/2014

Send us your Couleur Café 2015 wish list and win a combi ticket...

Send us your Couleur Café 2015 wish list and win a combi ticket...

Who would you love to see at Couleur Café 2015? Send us your wish list before the 5th of December and win a combi ticket for CC2015 (awarded by drawing lots) … Last year we managed to book your number 4: Parov Stelar. Check out our Facebook regularly and find out who’s in Chinese Man’s top 5…

07/11/2014

Couleur Café 2014 - Official Aftermovie

Couleur Café 2014 - Official Aftermovie

Relive the best 3 days of the year @ Couleur Café 2014 !

You were there ? Go ahead and share !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXbfc1gA8kA

18/07/2014

Thank you all!

Thank you all!

Thanks a mill for making Couleur Café this memorable yet again. Despite the rain you managed to party on for 3 whole days. Bootsy Collins and The Funk Unity Band made sure last sunset was funky as hell, while Jurassic 5’s classic hip hop beats made Tour & Taxis bounce. The music was great, you were great, you might have got wet but you were 100 % Couleur Café. See you the 26th of June. Peace!

29/06/2014

Last day #Coulcaf14, make it count !

Last day #Coulcaf14, make it count !

Today at Couleur Café, an abundance of reggae and dub stars with Ky-Mani Marley, Protoje and the Indiggnation, Alpha Blondy, Asian Dub Foundation and Danakil! Pop, folk and blues fans won’t miss out on Gabriel Rios, Suarez, Little Collin and John Butler Trio. California’s greatest Jurassic 5 as well as Youssoupha and Blitz The Ambassador are sure to please hip hop fans.  In for some horns? The Soul Rebels and funk legends Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band. Finally, Magnus’ big comeback starts at #CoulCaf14 with a great live band.

Enjoy your last day at Couleur Café, a little rain didn’t seem to bother you before. Don’t let it today. Tickets on sale here (until 4PM) or at the festival entrance.

 

28/06/2014

Ready for day 2 at #CoulCaf14?

Ready for day 2 at #CoulCaf14?

 Thanks to Basement Jaxx’s samba beats and Seeds dancehall party we went out with a bang yesterday! Today the party goes on with a splendid musical blend: folk by Ben Howard, reggae by Burning Spear et The Gladiators ft. Droop Lion hip hop from Chinese Man, Akua Naru and Chance the Rapper and a touch of electro when The Subs get on stage! With DJ Tudo and the World Cup games we take you straight to Brazil.

Tonight we treat you all to a burst of colors with our first Holi Couleur party at 8.30 PM and of course the annual fireworks at 11.30PM. Welcome back! Get your tickets here or at the box office.

 

27/06/2014

Couleur Café 2014 kicks off

Couleur Café 2014 kicks off Hip hop lovers better come early, because at 17h15 legendary Californian rap crew Dilated Peoples will be opening on our Titan main stage. Next on is British hit phenomenon Dizzee Rascal. Later tonight we’re in for a treat with electro swing revelation Parov Stelar Band, Soldout and finally sunny house music from Basement Jaxx. And let’s not forget about our Belgian pride: Puggy & Girls in Hawaii.

After one year eagerly waiting, it’s finally here: #CoulCaf14 kicks off!

24/06/2014

Only At Couleur Café!

Only At Couleur Café!

Still doubting to join us this weekend? Couleur Café invites many great artists, whose only Belgian show this summer will be at Couleur Café: Australian jam band John Butler Trio, folk singer Ben Howard, French and German party squads Chinese Man and Seeed, the American hip hop classic Jurassic 5 and upcoming star Chance the Rapper, but also Basement Jaxx, Morcheeba, Laura Mvula, Alpha Blondy, Ky-Mani Marley and the eccentric funkmaster Bootsy Collins. Even better, Jamaican reggae legend Burning Spear will play his only European gig this summer at Couleur Café!
Care to catch these big shots live? Get to our ticket page and start longing for the most exotic weekend our capital has to offer.
Football lovers can check all World cup games on big screen..

24/06/2014

Solidarity @ Couleur Café (with Molenbeek)

Solidarity @ Couleur Café (with Molenbeek)

The Solidarity Village is still the committed humanitarian heart of the festival. This year we’d like to inform you on “Equal Opportunities”, with many interactive activities and of course the Raggaravane providing the right beat. The neighboring municipality of Molenbeek will also present some fine projects, delicious food and great music. Check out the young Molem Capitale rappers, get a henna tattoo, fresh mint tea and much more. Read all about it here..

16/06/2014

What's new at Couleur Café 2014

What's new at Couleur Café 2014

Couleur Café is much more than 60 concerts and DJ’s on 4 stages, numerous dance workshops, an art expo, brass bands and beautiful decorations:
Discover our brand new indoor DJ club Clandestino where the crazy Dutchmen Kalash & Nikov will host their karaoke sensation every day non-stop. Our Wanted!-DJ’s Captain Steel (Friday), What It Is (Saturday) and DJ Dunya (Sunday) will close the club every night with stomping beats. Saturday night you’ll make the party at our Move Stage with the colorful Holi Couleur performance. Starring: color powder, good music, a rousing MC, a Bollywood flashmob and you!
More info in the line-up.

11/06/2014

LAST 1500 COMBI TICKETS + WORLD CUP FOOTBALL ON BIG SCREEN

LAST 1500 COMBI TICKETS + WORLD CUP FOOTBALL ON BIG SCREEN

Bem-vindo a Couleur Café! The 28th and 29th of June you won’t have to miss a thing of the World Cup, cause we’re showing the four ‘Round of 16’ games on a big screen. We’re in for three sunny days on a Tour & Taxis site drenched in great music, packed with beautiful fans and seasoned with a World Cup Football providing just that extra bit of summer joy.
Round of 16 on big screen (at the stand of and thanks to the RTBF): Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of June, at 6PM and 10PM. All Combi Camping tickets are sold out, and the last 1.500 Combi 3 Days tickets are being sold right now. For now there are still plenty of Day tickets available. Get your tickets here

06/06/2014

Couleur Café goes Underground

Couleur Café goes Underground

In exactly three long weeks, the 25th edition of Couleur Café kicks off, next week already, we take a party trip underground with Couleur Café Underground Vibes @ STIB. 3 Thursdays, 3 Couleur Café DJs, 3 metro stations. Learn all about in on the Underground Vibes Page.

28/05/2014

Complete time schedule with last confirmation

Complete time schedule with last confirmation

With DJ Tudo e Sua Gente de Todo Lugar we complete the 2014 line-up with an exotic touch. The Brasilian DJ, guitarist and musicologist blends technology and authenticity, backed by a group of excellent musicians playing from the huge repertoire of sounds their country abounds with. The perfect antidote to the ongoing football fever. Check out the complete time schedule here.

21/05/2014

The camping site is fully booked!

The camping site is fully booked!

Just like last year our Combi Camping tickets sold out quickly! There are still enough 1 Day tickets and Combi 3 Days tickets available but the latter are also selling really well. Surf to our ticket page as soon as possible, if you’d like to party 3 days long.

19/05/2014

The Subs replace Cassius - Parov Stelar Band and Blitz The Ambassador confirmed

The Subs replace Cassius - Parov Stelar Band and Blitz The Ambassador confirmed

Couleur Café regrets the cancellation of Cassius but we found a worthy replacement with party animals The Subs! As icing on the cake, we managed to book the incredible Parov Stelar Band on Friday. Blitz The Ambassador, an absolute must in the alternative funk rap genre, completes the Sunday program. There are only 90 Combi Camping tickets left, buy them here

13/05/2014

3 mo reggae artists fi our brothas an sistas

3 mo reggae artists fi our brothas an sistas

With 3 new reggae and dub names we add more green, yellow and red to the Couleur Café spectrum. Saturday roots reggae legends The Gladiators feat. the budding Droop Lion are coming over. The gifted Ky-Mani Marley and explosive live band Asian Dub Foundation will reinforce our Sunday’s reggae line-up. Expect the last names very soon!

08/05/2014

Only 500 Combi 3 Days + Camping tickets left

Only 500 Combi 3 Days + Camping tickets left

Couleur Café fans who want to spend the festival nights on the biggest urban camping site in the country have to act fast because there are only 500 Combi 3 Days + Camping tickets left! For the moment, there are still enough Combi 3 Days and 1 Day tickets available. Buy your ticket here.
Check it all out and get in the mood with our updated Deezer Radio on this website, follow us on Facebook & Twitter for latest updates. The last names will be announced soon.

29/04/2014

4 NEW NAMES + LAST 1000 “COMBI 3 DAYS + CAMPING” TICKETS

4 NEW NAMES + LAST 1000 “COMBI 3 DAYS + CAMPING” TICKETS

Two major festival acts on Friday the 27th: Dizzee Rascal with his smash hits like Bonkers and Dance Wiv Me and Dutch hip hoppers De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig. On Sunday we’ve got a wonderful surprise: Magnus, known for their summer soundtrack Summer’s Here are coming back with an all-stars live band and a new album! Their first live concert will be at Couleur Café. Reggae fans will be delighted to hear the French band Danakil is back at Couleur Café.

Ticketinfo: the last 1000 “Combi 3 Days + Camping” tickets are being sold right now. For now, there still are enough "1 Day" and "Combi 3 Days" tickets available.

More info on artists and tickets on this website. Keep following us on FB & Twitter.

23/04/2014

Cool Art Café: La Grande Bouffe

Cool Art Café: La Grande Bouffe

For the 17th time already, art lovers amongst you can visit Cool Art Café. This year’s theme for our annual festival exhibition is “La Grande Bouffe”. The 26 artists all treat the complex relationship between man and his food in their own way. Every year over 25.000 festivalgoers visit Cool Art Café. All info here.

Presales info: our Combi 3 Days + Camping tickets are selling quickly so don't wait too long if you want to stay on the coolest camping site of the capital.

Next week we announce some more artists…

17/04/2014

Found: volunteers

Found: volunteers

The last few weeks, more than 1200 enthusiasts subscribed to work as a volunteer the last weekend of June. We’d like to thank everyone for this much commitment and support! Without you all, Couleur Café wouldn’t be possible.

16/04/2014

Couleur Locale

Couleur Locale

#CoulCaf14 pays tribute to its homeland: after Girls in Hawaii, Gabriel Rios, Puggy and Suarez, the electro-pop duo Soldout joins our black, yellow and red line-up. Just like the past 9 years and with the support of SABAM For Culture, we invite you to discover our Wanted!-artists. This year we picked the brilliant lyrical rap Veence Hanao, delightful pop, soul and jazz of Little Collin, superb trip hop by Oyster Node and upbeat reggae from the Iron Ites. More information about the nine elected DJs soon on your favorite website. 

01/04/2014

STICKER CONTEST: WIN A COMBI 3 DAYS TICKET!

STICKER CONTEST: WIN A COMBI 3 DAYS TICKET!

1. Mail your postal address to contest@couleurcafe.org before Friday 11/04 to receive our car sticker (see picture)
2. Send an original picture with the sticker to contest@couleurcafe.org before 28th April
3. Your pictures will be posted in the FB album “Sticker Contest 2014”
4 .The picture with the most likes wins the contest.
5. Share & like > maybe you’re a winner !

28/03/2014

Newsflash: Gabriel Rios is coming to Couleur Café!

Newsflash: Gabriel Rios is coming to Couleur Café!

Tomorrow he’s playing in a sold out AB, this summer @Couleur Café. After 3 years in New York, Belgium’s favorite Puerto Rican is back in town. See you all on Sunday 29th of June.

27/03/2014

Bootsy Collins, Tricky, Cassius DJ set & Keziah Jones

Bootsy Collins, Tricky, Cassius DJ set & Keziah Jones

Four more names for our line-up: funk pioneer Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band, a DJ set by French house masters Cassius, blufunk inventor Keziah Jones and trip hop legend Tricky. More to be announced soon.

25/03/2014

Exclusive Hotel + Festival Deals at Couleur Café 2014

Exclusive Hotel + Festival Deals at Couleur Café 2014

Looking for a musical city trip this summer? Want to try our world cuisine, fresh cocktails and an incomparable atmosphere?
Discover our exclusive Hotel + Festival Deals and enjoy 3 days of global grooves, a 4 star hotel and the beauty of Europe’s capital. More info on our ticket page.

25/03/2014

Tiken Jah Fakoly at Couleur Café 2014!

Tiken Jah Fakoly at Couleur Café 2014!

More exciting news for our reggae fans. After Seeed, Burning Spear, Alpha Blondy and Protoje, we’re happy to bring you another one of reggae’s true greats: Tiken Jah Fakoly. The Ivorian releases his ninth and long awaited album Dernier Appel the 2nd of June, some weeks later you can witness one of his legendary shows at #CoulCaf14. 

14/03/2014

Puggy, Girls in Hawaii and more

Puggy, Girls in Hawaii and more

5 more names for #CoulCaf14! Friday we welcome the cream of Belgian pop and rock music: Puggy & Girls in Hawaii. The extraordinary La Yegros will surprise you with her electronic cumbia music, ex-Orishas members Cuban Beats All Stars are in for a party and afrobeat powerhouse Seun Kuti is bringing the Egypt 80 orchestra. 23 names confirmed, more to follow soon!

14/03/2014

Breaking News

Breaking News

Straight from Jamaica, we’ve got a big surprise for our reggae lovers. The one and only Winston Rodney, better known as Burning Spear, is doing his only European show this summer at Couleur Café!
Want to hear what #CoulCaf14 will sound like? Turn up the volume and check out our Couleur Café Radio on the right side of this page…

12/03/2014

Ben Howard & Seeed at Couleur Café!

Ben Howard & Seeed at Couleur Café!

Two new delightful additions to our line-up. Friday we've got the great sixteen-piece(!) hip hop & reggae big band Seeed coming over. Peter Fox, whom you might know from his summer hit Haus am See, and his horns, drummers, MC’s and DJ’s will show you why they’ve got such an outstanding live reputation. Bring your sweetheart on Saturday and let Ben Howard’s beautiful songs enchant you.

10/03/2014

Wanted: vendors for our Great Market

Wanted: vendors for our Great Market

We are currently looking for new motivated vendors who would like to have their own stand at Couleur Café during the three festival days. Are you selling creative, artisanal and eco-friendly goods? Are you interested in selling these goods at Couleur Café? Send an email to fullcolors@hotmail.be

27/02/2014

Chinese Man, Protoje, Morcheeba and many more

Chinese Man, Protoje, Morcheeba and many more

We just added another 7 splendid artists to this year’s line-up: reggae prodigy Protoje & Indiggnation, scratch masters Chinese Man, rising rap star Chance The Rapper and trip hop trailblazers Morcheeba as well as the funky Soul Rebels brass band, gifted soul & hip hop singer Akua Naru and the one-of-a-kind electronic hip hoppers Skip & Die. 

25/02/2014

Protoje & The Indiggnation at Couleur Café

Protoje & The Indiggnation at Couleur Café

As already announced last Friday on Facebook, we are proud to welcome rising reggae star Protoje with The Indiggnation. Thursday we will announce more artists for #CoulCaf14.
The Mokoomba contest for their concert 26/03/2014 @Botanique is now finished; the winners will be notified personally. Thank you all for participating.

19/02/2014

Couleur Café and Botanique present: Mokoomba

Couleur Café and Botanique present: Mokoomba

Want to start summer early? Come to Botanique on March 26 for a concert by Mokoomba, one of Couleur Cafés favorite African bands! Botanique and Couleur Café are always keen to promote budding national and international talent. Now, for the first time ever, we team up to organize this unique concert by Mokoomba, who repeatedly played at the festival. Support act is Belgian-Congolese rapper Nina Miskina, one of our Wanted!-discoveries in 2013.
Order your tickets here or win a duo ticket for this concert by answering this question: do you know in what year Mokoomba performed at Couleur Café for the first time? Send your answer to press@couleurcafe.org
Mokoomba + Nina Miskina – 26/03 – at Botanique, in collaboration with Zig Zag World, Igloomondo and Couleur Café Festival, partners in promoting young talent.

Videos

Danakil @ Couleur Café 2014