BIG BANG is no ordinary festival. It surprises you with mobile bands, moves you with intimate little concerts and launches festive projects. For a whole day, you’ll experience music performed by musicians from both Belgium and abroad. At BIG BANG, you don’t just have to sit still and listen to other people playing. It is also – and most importantly – a festival that encourages you to take part and discover things for yourself. deSingel is transformed into a labyrinth of sounds both old and new, improvised or composed with a young audience in mind.
A production by Zonzo Compagnie in coproduction with deSingel - with the support of Klara, Vlieg, Gezinsbond, City of Antwerp, Flanders and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Wouter Van Looy | Artistic Director, Zonzo Compagnie
deSingel combines grandeur and adventure in a programme of international theatre, dance, music and architecture. It is not only a place for the contemporary, critical and transnational canon; but also an incubator for artistic creation, new trends and insights. We want to unlock this programme for as wide an audience as possible. The cohabitation of four art disciplines on the same site, of artists in residence, a conservatory and an architecture institute, is unique in Flanders and the world.
About the venue
It is thanks to the wonderful architecture of Léon Stynen (1899-1990) and Stéphane Beel (b. 1955) that largeness of scale and experimentation, presentation and production are able to meet here. The large-scale infrastructure comprises a mid-sized concert hall, a large hall for theatre and dance, an exhibition space, a music studio and a theatre studio.
BIG BANG editions
1st edition | 01.11.2014
2nd edition | 01.11.2015
3rd edition | 01.11.2016
4th edition | 01.11.2017
5th edition | 01.11.2018
6th edition | 27.10.2019
7th edition | 01.11.2020 - BIG BANG Bubble -