Agenda: sight, attraction, music, food and drinks, james ensor and culture in Ostend

The Dire Straits Experience

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Sat 30 May 2020

The acclaimed live show from former Dire Straits touring member Chris White brings the music of one of the most creative and unique bands in rock history back to life. Over 25 years have passed since Dire Straits disbanded, leaving a catalogue of some of the finest compositions and musical performances that the heyday of rock ever produced. If anything, their reputation has only grown with time. Record sales of more than 125 million albums continue to increase as new young fans discover the music and join the band’s massive worldwide following. A trend that is echoed in their 2018 inauguration into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. It was against the backdrop of a two-decade break – and an increasing demand to hear one of the most dramatic songbooks in rock history played live again – that former members of Dire Straits, Alan Clark, Chris White and Phil Palmer formed The Straits for a charity show at The Royal Albert Hall in 2011. With the prolific Knopfler enjoying an incredibly successful solo career, Alan Clark called upon the singer songwriter, Terence Reis to front the band in his absence. By the time The Straits ended, three and a half years later, the band had played more than 150 shows in 25 countries around the world. However, an invitation to play a series of shows in New Zealand and Australia saw Chris White and Terence Reis collaborating again for The Dire Straits Experience. Joining them is a stellar band of some of the finest professional musicians the UK has to offer.

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Rammstein

Where:
Park De Nieuwe Koers
When:
Wed 10 Jun 2020

On 10 June 2020, Rammstein will be the first band to hit the stage of Ostend's new concert venue, Park De Nieuwe Koers. After a sold-out King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Rammstein will now head to the Belgian coast with their "Europe Stadium Tour". The concert sold out completely in 15 minutes' time.

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ABBA Gold - The Concert Show

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Thu 11 Jun 2020

Possibly Europe's top Abba tribute show, founded in 1993. Abba Gold will take you back through the 70s and 80s with all your Abba favourites.

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Queen The Music

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Fri 19 Jun 2020

A show with the biggest hits of one of the greatest bands ever, brought by four strong vocalists! In the theater show QUEEN The Music, the musical legacy of these artists forms the central anchor point. A nine-member band with four top vocalists (two ladies and two gentlemen) offers you a spectacular musical and visual show, bursting with energy! QUEEN The Music distinguishes itself by interpreting the songs both vocally and musically in an original way. Expect new and surprising versions of the rock-solid Queen repertoire.

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Melissa Etheridge

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Wed 24 Jun 2020

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of her iconic album Yes I Am, Melissa Etheridge has announced a European headline tour, stopping also at Kursaal Oostende.

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À l'Ostendaise - Come and Taste! 2020

Where:
Zeeheldenplein
When:
Sat 27 Jun 2020

On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June, Ostend chefs once again get creative with North Sea fish and shellfish. A fun culinary event for gourmets of all ages!

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À l'Ostendaise - Come and Taste! 2020

Where:
Zeeheldenplein
When:
Sun 28 Jun 2020

On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June, Ostend chefs once again get creative with North Sea fish and shellfish. A fun culinary event for gourmets of all ages!

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Bryan Ferry - Uitverkocht!

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Tue 30 Jun 2020

Bryan Ferry returns to Kursaal Oostende as part of his European tour. Bryan Ferry came to prominence as the lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the glam art rockers Roxy Music, whose hits included Virginia Plain, Love is the Drug, and Avalon, and later as a solo artist with singles such as Let’s Stick Together and Slave to Love.

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Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Tue 21 Jul 2020

The iconic Irish dance show Riverdance will return to the stages in 2020. The show celebrates its 25th anniversary. The show has premiered in over 47 different countries, entertaining over 30 million theatre goers over the years. Things originally kicked off back in 1994 when the Point Theatre in Dublin held the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The show was crafted to entertain the 4000 audience members in the theatre and those at home during the interval. The seven minute performance was transmitted to a viewing audience of over 300 million people worldwide and it's majestic and energetic choreography earned it a standing ovation. To celebrate 25 years the show has been re-imagined by producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan to the original Grammy-winning soundtrack that has been re-recorded by composer Bill Whelan. The new production promises to be as powerful, passionate and unforgettable as the original. An effortless blend of innovative lighting and projections, spectacular staging and costume design make the perfect ingredients for a 21st century version of the show.

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Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Where:
Kursaal Oostende
When:
Wed 22 Jul 2020

The iconic Irish dance show Riverdance will return to the stages in 2020. The show celebrates its 25th anniversary. The show has premiered in over 47 different countries, entertaining over 30 million theatre goers over the years. Things originally kicked off back in 1994 when the Point Theatre in Dublin held the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The show was crafted to entertain the 4000 audience members in the theatre and those at home during the interval. The seven minute performance was transmitted to a viewing audience of over 300 million people worldwide and it's majestic and energetic choreography earned it a standing ovation. To celebrate 25 years the show has been re-imagined by producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan to the original Grammy-winning soundtrack that has been re-recorded by composer Bill Whelan. The new production promises to be as powerful, passionate and unforgettable as the original. An effortless blend of innovative lighting and projections, spectacular staging and costume design make the perfect ingredients for a 21st century version of the show.

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