April 7th 2017
GHX17 is a go! And if anyone knows how to get a party started, it's the Hop-Sh-Bam Connection. This excellent swing band will get your feet moving in no time. We also have some (inter)national talent bringing first-class entertainment in our Lucky Number 7 Cabaret. And you can join in our exciting solo jazz competition!
April 8th 2017
GHX City Tour - SOLD OUT
Vrijdagmarkt, at the statue of Jacob Van Artevelde
Eager to explore our lovely town? A true local will show you around the 'Kuip', the very heart of Ghent. Marvel at the view our three towers offer, get swept back to medieval times walking along the cobbled streets, discover hidden gems only locals know about, ...
(SOLD OUT. If you haven't registered for the tour, we suggest venturing out by yourself. Head over to the tourist information centre for a map and some tips!)
A great day in Ghent
In front of the Ghent Town Hall
In a nod to the iconic photograph 'A great day in Harlem', we'll have our picture taken. Join us on the stairs at the town hall to be part of it, because yes, it will be a great day in Ghent!
Jack 'n Jill Prelims
In front of NTGent
If you want to compete in the Jack 'n Jill competition during our Gentse Hoppers Ball, you'll have to qualify. Show us your best Lindy Hop moves in the prelims. No registration required, just show up!
Afsnis (Bij Sint-Jacobs 10) + Damberd (Korenmarkt 19) + Barville (Klein Turkije 18)
Join us on a super cosy bar crawl. Three of our favourite (jazz)bars will feature live music. Hop from one bar to another, or stay at just one, the choice is yours. The bars might be a bit crowded, but if you find a spot: the dance floor is all yours!
Bands and locations:
Afsnis - My Sweet Devil
Damberd - Jake Walker
Barville - Lamoral
Gentse Hoppers Ball
Reverent Juke, Lester's Blues and Henry's Dance Orchestra. These 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 Jack 'n Jill competition.
April 9th 2017
Come and fill your empty stomach with an amazing brunch by our Swinging Chef and his helping hands.
Who wants a lazy Sunday if bigband 't Mouvement is in the house! Marie Anne Standaert and her stellar musicians will have you dancing in no time to the finest jazz and bigband tunes.
(Klein Turkije 16)
We end the weekend with a hipshaking Blues night. Reverent Juke (+guests) will provide those smooth, groovin' sounds. If this year's edition is as hot as last year's, you're in for an epic night.