The Festival des Libertés, taking place at the Théâtre National of Brussels from 18 to 27 of October, includes two reggae nights, led by Jamaica’s Protoje (day 26) and Groundation (day 19) from the US.

The event, organized by the non-profit association Bruxelles Laique celebrates its 15th edition this year, and is a space for artistic communication and creations, the globalized expression of a permanent stance in defence of the rights, liberties and values of universal democracy.

For this edition’s reggae component, the first of the two days dedicated to the genre is Friday, October 19, with Groundation as the main act. Harrison Stafford’s band returns to the festival for the first time since 2014 and after their concert, the Senegalese MC Sir Jean will perform with his band, The Roots Doctors in the Free After Show event. The following Friday, the 26th, will see the turn of the Jamaican artists: Protoje & The Indiggnation will represent reggae’s rising stars at the festival and then veterans The Congos will perform at the Free After Show event with Belgian band Pura Vida.

In addition, as a political and cultural event, the festival hosts films, debates and talks, as well concerts, theater and exhibitions to a large audience. A symbol of vigilance regarding the current state of rights and liberties around the world, the Festival des Libertés is a place where democratic struggles are given a voice and converge. The Paradigm of Power is the theme for this year encouraging critical reflection on the evolution of the world through the prism of power, always from a subversive point of view.

  • Tickets for Groundation cost between 24€ and 30€ and are available at
  • Tickets for Protoje & The Indiggnation cost between 24€ and 30€ and are available at
  • Tickets offices: Théâtre National
    Open on Tuesday to Saturday between 1 pm and 6 pm. At other times, tickets offices are open one hour before each diffusion or show.
    By phone: +32 2 203 53 03

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