BRUSSELS SOUL WEEKENDER on
The next Brussels Modern Soul Weekender will take place on August 1 & 2. I know it's a bit early but it's always best to book the Eurostar tickets at least 4 months in advance, especially as it's a midsummer weekend.
The event is taking place at the Bar En Face, Rue Borgval, St GÃÆ’Â©ry (close to the Bourse)
on Saturday August 1, 2009 from 9pm - 5am
and on Sunday August 2 from 5pm - 1am
DJs confirmed so far:
Paul Sutton (UK)
Tee Davies (UK)
Miles Eastwick (UK)
Ed Fothergill (Germany)
Onda Sonora Soundsystem (Brussels)
Lilian Andris (France)
deejay eff (Brussels)
Niels Fischer (Germany)
Thierry Boulanger (Brussels)
FREE Entrance !
Here's a link for hotels situated in this area (all within a few streets from the venue)
Restrict search to "Brussels (City)", then refine "District" to "Brussel". The new "Appartements " option is also interesting for groups of 4 or 5 people. For instance this one: Citadines Apart'hotel Bruxelles Sainte Catherine.
If you need any info feel free to contact me.
For those arriving with the Eurostar, you can reach the center by cab (very short drive), by foot: you cross the Boulevard du Midi then you take the Rue de Stalingrad which becomes the Rue du Midi, which will lead you to the Bourse (left side) and the Grand-Place (right side). A third option is to take the subway (metro) in the Gare du Midi (Eurostar Terminal, Level -1): Line 3 (End terminal: Gare du Nord) or Line 4 (End terminal: Esplanade), and you get off at the "Bourse" station.
For those arriving by plane from Zaventem, take the City Express to Brussels and get off at the Gare Centrale (close to the Grand-Place).
In the center, you might like to check the following RECORD SHOPS:
* The Collector - Rue de la Bourse 26 (the Soul section is up the stairs)
* Kozmic Music - Rue du Midi 36 (check the first floor for more 12" & LPs)
* Lost In Music - Plattesteen 3 (Noon- 6.30 PM)
* Veals & Geeks - Rue des Grands Carmes 8A (11 AM - 8 PM) open on Sunday
* Juke-Box Shop - Boulevard Anspach 165
* Discosold - Boulevard Adolphe Max, 97
For pittas, italian restaurants, cocktails: Rue du MarchÃÆ’Â© aux Fromages (next to the Grand-Place)
Belgian restaurant: "t'Kelderke" - 15, Grand-Place : typical belgian food.
Greek restaurant: (Also veggie): El Greco - 36, Grand-Place
Italian restaurant: "Mirante" - Plattesteen 13
Chinese restaurant: Chaochow City - Boulevard Anspach 89
"RÃÆ’ªve d'Asie" - Rue Jules Van Praet 19
"Le Lotus Bleu" - Rue du Midi, 70
Jazz Cafe : "Music Village" - Rue des Pierres 50
Can't wait already !