Belgian Venue Reopens Nine Years After Devastating Fire

Antwerp’s sorely-missed Café Capital is now Grand Café Capital

Belgium has a rich history of dance music, from birthing EBM to hosting famous techno and gabber raves. It’s been a tough time for club owners there of late, however, with the legendary Café D’Anvers forced to close just before its 30th anniversary, while Ghent’s Kompass is also embroiled in battles with the local council.


But there’s good news too, with the re-opening of Antwerp’s Café Capital under the new banner Grand Café Capital. A fire in 2010 completely destroyed the place, but now it has risen from the ashes with a new Japanese-inspired design, outdoor terrace, basement, restaurant, cosy capacity and HK sound system.

The club formerly hosted Four Tet, Marcel Dettmann and Theo Parrish so expect more of the same this summer from local promoters like The Love Below and Hush Hush.

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