Did you know that Leuven is the birthplace of the Big Bang Theory? In 1931, Professor Georges Lemaître introduced his revolutionary theory to his peers at the University of Leuven. And it rocked the world of science to its core. It’s no small wonder then that Leuven has made the Big Bang the theme of its sensational city festival.
We'll be igniting our very own world-shattering cultural Big Bang in the autumn of 2021. BANG! sucks you into a sensory journey through how the Big Bang continues to inspire art and science today. Enjoy music, exhibitions, events, and everything that makes life BANG! exciting!
A city festival on the origins of the cosmos? There's only one way to start – and that's with a BANG! Intrigued yet? Circle BANG! on your calendar in red now for the BANG! LAUNCH.
FOUR UNIQUE EXHIBITIONS
BANG! extends the red carpet with four exhibitions, featuring one-of-a-kind pieces from at home and abroad. Tying them all together is the Big Bang and a fascination with the cosmos.
PLANETARIUM MUSIC FESTIVAL
A cosmic dome on Leuven’s Martelarenplein... Say what? Prepare to be immersed in 360° visuals and music by Belgian and international headliners at the BANG! Planetarium Music Festival. Ready for an audio-visual trip to space?
EVENTS THAT PACK A BANG!
Why? Because pretty soon the restrictions will be lifted. And because pretty soon... we can. But also, because deep down, we really just can’t wait! In september we'll be presenting our extensive event programme. Get ready and hold on tight, because the universe hasn’t seen something like this since...the BIG BANG!
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EAGER TO BOOK A GROUP VISIT?
With a bit of luck, you'll be able to kick it simple and safe in a large group again by October. Once the new measures have been announced, we’ll let you know how to arrange your group visit.