For this year’s virtual Jazzahead edition, VI.BE* and Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques join forces again and present to you: Belgium Booms. Sadly, we don’t have our usual nice cold Belgian beers waiting for you at our stand this year, but take a look at what we do have to offer and join us!

Despite the unusual times and the fact that we don’t have a Belgian act showcasing this edition — in a long time, our presence at Jazzahead! could certainly not be missed. We are happy to welcome you at our virtual Belgium Booms stand, where you can meet & greet with many interesting delegates (managers, bookers, musicians, promotors, PR agents, labels & journalists). Keep an eye on our social media, where we will highlight them in the upcoming weeks.

We will also treat you with a video series. Five internationally renowned Belgian jazz delegates give you an insight into the vivid, quirky Belgian jazz scene: discover what characterizes the Belgian jazz scene, who are the bands to watch, what are their favorite corona releases, go-to events and much more!

Keep an eye on our channels over the next week to find out more.

Like always, Flanders & Wallonia operate hand in hand to support and promote Belgian artists abroad, and help them and their entourage to develop a sustainable international career. From this moment on, we will use our brand Belgium Booms to champion our entire music scene, no matter what genre.

Belgium Booms activities include organising network moments and speed meetings for professionals, facilitating professional delegations at music fairs, and promoting Belgian showcases with PR support and on- & offline promo campaigns.

Belgium Booms caters to international music professionals interested in discovering emerging Belgian talent. We can connect you with Belgian music professionals (artist managers, booking agents, festival programmers, venue promoters, label representatives, publishers, PR agents, …), and clarify the ins & outs of our remarkably distinctive music scene.

*In 2018 the Flemish Government gave the green light to extend the mission of VI.BE, formerly known as Poppunt. Instead of Kunstenpunt/Flanders Arts Institute, VI.BE is now the go-to organization for all non-classical genres on every level in Flanders & Brussels, and the point of contact for jazz, folk & world music.