April 19th 2019
Welcome to Ghent, spacegentlemen and spaceladies! Let's celebrate your arrival through space and time with a scintillating GHX19 Opening Night. Enjoy hours of swinging music and excellent entertainment, and experience firsthand the local swing addiction.
April 20th 2019
City Boat Tour
Groentemarkt 9 (Vleeshuisbrug) - Rederij De Gentenaar
Eager to explore the heart of Ghent? Well, jump on board! Discover all the sights and sounds of this vibrant place during a 1-hour boat tour. (registration required)
A great day in Ghent
In front of the kiosk
In a nod to the iconic photograph 'A great day in Harlem', we'll have our picture taken. The perfect souvenir to show your family and friends back home.
Competition L&L Prelims
In front of kiosk
If you want to compete during the Gentse Hoppers Ball, you'll have to qualify. Show us your dazzling dance moves in the prelims. No registration required, just show up.
Afsnis (Bij Sint-Jacobs 10) + Damberd (Korenmarkt 19) + Barville (Klein Turkije 18)
Try out the local watering holes. Three popular (jazz)bars will feature live music. Hop from one bar to another, or stay at just one, the choice is yours.
Bands and locations:
Afsnis - Lamoral
Damberd - Jake Walker
Barville - Les Croissants Belges
Gentse Hoppers Ball
Three amazing bands will be playing live music all night long, just like in the old ballroom days! And be prepared for some impressive dancing, when the best of the best compete in the finals of our GHX19 Competition.
April 21th 2019
Come and fill your empty stomach with an amazing brunch by the Swinging Chef and his helping hands. (registration required)
Dust off your Sunday suit and shine those tap-tap-tappin' shoes! The GHX crew invites you to a cosy tea dance with a beloved local big band.
(Klein Turkije 16)
Rejoice, brave travellers! You came, you saw and you conquered this crazy swinging city. Now let's say a last goodbye before you return home. Join us for a hipshaking Blues night, and squeeze the last drops of dancing out of those weary feet. (registration required)
Alternate: Bar Lume*
Join the Birds of Swing Sessions for some swinging live music to end your exchange in style.