A mass tourist event with 300,000 people

Since its first edition, Bright Brussels has offered visitors and residents a unique opportunity to discover or rediscover the districts of the capital in a different light.

This year, no less than twenty installations lit up the heart of the capital. The Flagey district joined the festival routes and saw several of its emblematic sites embellished by luminous creations by Belgian and international artists.
New this year: the Brussels park hosted the Sibelga Light Market, dedicated to repairing damaged lights and selling second-hand lights.

STIB once again took part in the event, with the interactive installation Traces, produced in collaboration with the Belgian collective Hovertone at Schuman Station. The work allows visitors to leave a digital imprint of their physical passage.

In addition to this rich programme, Bright Brussels has enabled visitors to extend their nocturnal getaways thanks to its additional programme. Several Brussels museums opened their doors late and organized nocturnal guided tours.

Regarding sustainability, every effort has been made to minimize the environmental impact of the event. This was one of the criteria used by the festival jury to select the exhibited works and contributed to Bright Brussels being carbon neutral for the second time in a row. A further step was taken this year
with the realization of an external audit of the environmental footprint of the event.

This audit will allow us to further improve the event in the years to come.
The richness of this year’s programming, its many cultural and tourist partners, and the particular attention paid to mobility to and from the event are all elements that have contributed to putting the Brussels-Capital Region in the spotlight. . Our capital was therefore able to welcome a large number of visitors in complete
security.

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