When it comes to music (and to NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION) the year 2012 has been an amazing one…but so far it isn’t over. Not only that we’ll be at TransMusicales Rennes soon, we’ll also attend the GLIMPS FESTIVAL in Ghent, Belgium on December 14./15.
It is the second edition of the international music festival GLIMPS which is especially for up-and-coming bands from all over Europe. It takes the audience on a musical tour throughout the inner city of Ghent. The bands and audience are welcomed in 13 venues, from small intimate clubs to more prestigious concert halls. Most of the bands already have a solid ground in their own countries, but are seldomnly seen in other countries. And exactly this is the main goal for GLIMPS: being a music festival that gives the audience the possibility to discover the acts of tomorrow.
A team of 9 promoters have chosen for a stubborn, yet exciting view on tomorrow’s music. Those 9 consist of Eppo Janssen (Pukkelpop), Eric Smout (Democrazy), Koen Gisen (Arts Center Vooruit), Philippe Cortens (Studio Brussel), Patrick Smagghe (4AD), Tom Vangheluwe (De Kreun), Lode Pauwels (Leffingeleuren), Bert Moerman (Boomtown) and Wouter Degraeve (Music Centre Flanders).
This year, Arts Center Vooruit and Ghent Jazz Festival are added to the partners of the previous edition: Keremos, Rockoco and Democrazy. All of these are major players in the Ghent music scene. During these two days, 80 bands from more than 20 European countries will play at GLIMPS.
Next to Bologna, Sevilla, Glasgow and Bogotà, Ghent is member of the Unesco Creative Cities of Music Network. GLIMPS strenghtens the international appeal of Ghent as a city of music by offering a unique collaboration between the major players in the Ghent music scene – from the smaller concert circuit to the bigger concert halls – and by inviting bands from all over Europe to perfrorm on its stages.
NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION is looking forward to seeing acts like ALAMO RACE TRACK, FRANCIS INT. AIRPORT, I GOT YOU ON TAPE, MARBLE SOUNDS, ME & MY DRUMMER, MONTEVIDEO, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, YES SIR YES, THEE ATTACKS, TWILITE, [sic] and many other great new acts. Of course we’ll let you know about the experience at the festival and everything you need to know right after the festival
A video of last year’s GLIMPS FESTIVAL can be watched right here: