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BANG! merges the worlds of science and art for a dazzling programme of epic proportions. What ties it all together is a shared sense of wonder about the cosmos and its origins. A host of organisations, cultural centres, artists, and scientists – from home and abroad – are currently hard at work on this profoundly prolific selection. There’s also plenty of grassroots buy-in, with local Leuven folk participating every step of the way.

One thing's for sure – starting in October, you can look forward to a three-month bang-on brilliant city festival.


We’re kicking things off with a BANG! set in the ever-gorgeous Abbey Park. Join the launch weekend celebrations – for all ages!


BANG! extends the red carpet with some 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.


Prepare to be immersed in 360° visuals and music by Belgian and international headliners. Ready for an audiovisual journey through the cosmos?

Performances & Lectures

Be inspired by exciting performances and fascinating lectures about how the Big Bang has dynamically changed our world.

Science & Space Travel

Everyone – no matter how old you are – gets to embark on a voyage of discovery through the fantastic universe of science and space at a host of fun, educational events.


Young Fringe artists march to the beat of their own drum all over the city in this progressive programme.

My Big Bang

Leuven associations are teaming up in odd combinations to create their very own Leuven Big Bang.


BANG! is set in the city of Leuven and on KU Leuven’s grounds. Set out with an expert guide to discover new places with stories all their own.