Lakenmetershuis is our main concert location. In this venue, you can come and have a comfy seat to watch your favourite bands perform. For the concerts, you enter the doors upstairs, where our volunteers will greet you with a very big smile and in return for your ticket, you will receive a wristband for the whole festival.
Downstairs, you can have a drink before and after the concerts. While you are drinking a refreshing drink, you can visit the expo by Le 7e Oeil in the basement of the building. During the 24 Hours of Deep Listening, you will be able to watch him screenprint live.
If you’re lucky, your favourite artists will be there after the show to sell their merch ;)
The Lakenmetershuis is a historical building on the Vrijdagmarkt in Ghent. It is built with a typical architectural style from Holland. The classicist raised neck gable was made by the well-known Ghent architect Bernard De Wilde in 1771-1772.
The Willemsfonds, a non-profit cultural organization, has been located in this building since 1868. The Willemsfonds, named after Jan Frans Willems, is founded in the 19th century to promote Flemish culture and language in Belgium. In order to achieve this goal, the organisation encouraged Flemish folk song, organised linguistic games and published inexpensive Flemish books. In addition, the organisation established general libraries.
Nowadays, the Willemsfonds is still a volunteer organisation and a meeting place for cultural activities. It seeks to promote a dialogue between people in order to allow them to form their own opinion.
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, right in front of the Lakenmetershuis.
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 Lakenmetershuis
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 Lakenmetershuis. Or you can take a 15 minute walk from the Gent Dampoort station to the Lakenmetershuis instead of the bus.
Unfortunately, this venue is a very old building and it is not accessible for people using a wheelchair. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and will do our best to accommodate everyone in future editions of the festival.
Lakenmetershuis, Vrijdagmarkt 24, Gent
Only 145 steps from the Consouling Store around the corner.
Only 1050 steps from the second location Tinnenpot