The Consouling Store can be viewed as our third location; it’s the Consouling Headquarters and the epicenter of our lovely festival.
The Store will be open during the whole festival (yes, also at night!). Come by, say hello to Mike, buy some of your favourite records and grab a free coffee/tea (if you show your festival wristband).
Founded in 2014, the Consouling Store opened its doors in Ghent as the flagship store of the label Consouling Sounds. At the time, it was Mike and Nele’s intention to create an office for the label. As they had been selling the releases only online, this place might as well become a pick up point for local buyers. But as the idea got developed it then turned into a full blown record store.
Over the years, the range of music on offer diversified and specialized. The store is a place where fans meet up and talk to the people of Consouling about their new finds and interests. So in close consultation with store visitors, the store now has a section of hard & heavy music in the back, while in the front you will find indie and experimental. Consouling Store sells both LPs and cds, and has a small section of tapes and books. You will find most Amenra titles here, as well as a wide selection of Amenra merchandise. Last but not least, a small section of second hand LPs and cds can be found in the middle of the Store.
The Store is not only a shop but also a hangout. You can sit down and have a drink there, and talk to like minded music fans. Sometimes even bump into musicians and other artists! It’s a place that’s meant to feel like home. You’re always welcome to give all your suggestions for new titles and if what you’re looking for is not there, you can always ask to order it. But you’re also always welcome to just sit and hang. Don’t forget to try the coffee by De Draak, one of Ghent’s original coffee roasters!
To improve air quality, Ghent’s inner city (the area within the ring road) is a low emission zone. Only vehicles that meet entry requirements will be allowed into this zone. Check your vehicle before coming to Ghent: https://stad.gent/en/mobility-ghent/low-emission-zone-ghent
Park your car in the underground parking garage at Vrijdagmarkt. The store is just a minute away from the parking!
By public transport:
You can take the train to Gent Sint-Pieters station and then take Tram 1 (Evergem/Wondelgem) and get off at the “Gravensteen” stop. From there, it’s only a 6 minute walk to the Consouling Store.
You can take the train to Gent Dampoort station and then take bus 3, 18 or 39 and get off at the “Sint-Jacobs” stop. From there, it’s only a 1 minute walk to the Consouling Store. Or you can take a 15 minute walk from the Gent Dampoort station to the Consouling Store.
Unfortunately, the store has a little step and the entrance is quite narrow. If you want to visit the store, we will try everything we can to make your visit as easy as possible for you.
Lakenmetershuis, Vrijdagmarkt 24, Gent
Only 145 steps from the Lakenmetershuis around the corner.
Only 1050 steps from the second location Tinnenpot