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
Concerts in some of Leuven’s most beautiful squares, by The Waterboys, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) and Zornik, among others.
Grote Markt, Oude Markt & Vismarkt
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
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
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.
30CC/Schouwburg, Bondgenotenlaan 21 (final concert 31.08: Sint-Pieterskerk)
Free carillon concerts
(Inter)national carilloneurs present 16 concerts at different places in the city.
- Carillon of Park Abbey
03+10.07 • 15:00 • Abdij van Park
- Carillon of Saint Gertrude's Church
24+31.07 & 07+14.08 • 15:00 • Sint-Geertruiabdij (garden)
- Carillon of the University Library
04+11+18+25.08 • 20:30• Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 21
- Carillon of the Great Beguinage
06+13+20+27.08 • 15:00 • Groot Begijnhof, Schapenstraat
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
Tips for music lovers
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.
Stay & Experience Deals
Staying overnight means you can experience a whole lot more. The full package. And that’s great because you can’t do Leuven in just one day.
7 tips for a summer weekend in Leuven
People mainly associate Leuven with Stella Artois or Belgium’s oldest university. But the lovely city on the Dijle River has so much more to offer.