On May 4th Belgium started to ease the stay at home lockdown step by step, with further new guidelines to take effect on May 11th and 18th. A tentative date of June 8th could see restaurants reopen, but not yet bars or night clubs. Most events listed below have been cancelled.
Saturdays 8pm. Doors are closed at 9pm, so be on time! No entry between 9pm and 10:30pm - But the party continues after that during the regular Saturday evening concept.
Saturdays, 11pm-7am at Cargo. Monthly Red & Blue men-only dance parties, top DJs/performers. Other Saturdays: TwinkFarm young guy nights; Wood Pop - Love Peace and Pop; Super Dushi smooth vibes for grown + sexy; Unicorn + Rapido + Cafeína itinerant nights. Every Thursday 18+ students-only nights. Studio 54 special Sundays.
Every Thursday 11pm at Cargo Club. The hottest student night in town, 18+ only, Antwerp's own DJs Mystique + Rebel. More youth nights: 17+ monthly Mercy Fridays w/ young up-and-coming guest DJs.
Party nights, 11pm-7am, include: WE LOVE THURSDAY 18+ student dance party w/ DJ Rebel; WoodPop Love Peace + Pop Music; Old Skool Clubbing Parties; Strictly 90s w/ DJs Da Pierre, Jan van Biesen, Phil da Cunha; Twinxx for youngsters & friends; Obscura: Undergroud; and special editions. See the website below for news of reopening dates:
April 17, 2020, 10pm-6am. Music by DJs Stewie Layhé (EDM, Dance, Progressive House, House, Tribal) + Digna (80s/90s mix, modern electro, dance, house, commercial). Show by Sexy Dancers. Special Surprise Act. Free Gifts and Candy.
May 8, 2020, 7:30-8:30pm. Ain't no party like a living room party! Bonaparte (known for Pannekoek Antwerp parties) is closed due to Covid-19, so bringing the party to you, a special edition, featuring DJ/ host Dimitri Vantomme. Show some love for his birthday next day. See Antwerp Pride Facebook page, May 8th.
June 20, 2020, 11pm. Tentatively rescheduled from May. Celebrate Six years of Love, Music and Happiness... 6 years of Madness... Celebrate our 6th Anniversary with us! Superstar DJ Line Up: Mor Avrahami (Forever Tel Aviv), Anne Louise (TheWeek), plus HIM residents. More details at:
August 3-9, 2020 at De Studio, Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4. Week-long annual festival of art exhibits, film screenings, music, lectures, performances, poetry and queer activism workshops - exploring gender, sexuality, queer identities, non-binarity and counterculture.
August 5-9, 2020, Cancelled: due to the corona crisis Antwerp Pride will be different this year since mass events aren't allowed - no Parade, Love United Festival or Closing Festival. Now working on an alternative program in accordance with the safety measures - see fb and website for updates:
August 8, 2020, 2-4pm. Past year parades started at Sint-Jansplein and ended at the Gedempte Zuiderdokken, the new location of the Love United Festival. Hottest beats, fabulous decorations, biggest trucks (for you size queens out there!) Parade, shake your booty, or watch from the sidelines, but bring your dancing shoes! See updates at:
August 8, 2020, 11pm-10am. Event uncertain due to Covid-19 - details TBA at:
August 16, 2020, 8-11pm at t Bau-huis, Slachthuisstraat 60, Sint-Niklaas. The fifth edition of the Showqueen Awards, introducing the first 8 candidates w/ hostess Selina Pearl, and dazzling acts by: Tyra Crystal, Freya Piper, Chilli Jones, Victoria Destiny, Baby V, Tiky Bayo, The Sensations, and Roxy Ryan.
August 21-23, 2020. Three-day Fetish Weekend for Saline + Glucose Freaks, Body Modification + Foreskin Freaks, Siliconed Men, Nipple Pigs, XXL Sizes, Pumping. Past year featured Pump Party. Freaks Party. MonsterMeat Party + Mister Bulge 2020 Election.
November 10, 2020, noon-7am Full Circle, A City Festival at over 20 venues.
November 14, 2020, 10:30pm. HARD ON is a Fetish Club - look the part. DRESS CODE: Rubber, Leather, Sports, Neoprene, or Jockstraps/Naked (with trainers/footie socks or boots). FOOTWEAR: Boots or trainers only! NO other footwear or bare feet permitted. Changing area with bags for your things + two coat checks. DJ TBA.
February 3-7, 2021, Sphinx Cinema, Gent. Five days of film screenings - past year included: Matthias & Maxime; Searching Eva; Deux; Taxi zum Klo; Lola vers la mer; Yo, imposible; El Príncipe; The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Boy Erased; Croce e delizia; Transkids; and Port Authority. More info:
Early March, 2021 (TBC) at Waagnatie, Rijnkaai 150. Join thousands of fetish men over six days each year to celebrate fetish life. Main parties: Mayhem, Fusion, Rage and Fury. Also: Oi!, Alpha Party, Horse Fair, Cigar Party, Fetish Alliance and Mixed Parties. Day Festival shows + elections. Camp K9, Fetish Black Box, Madame Zelda and Socials. See website past media and updates: