Welcome to the website of the Ommegang.
Once more, Ommegang opens its doors to give you breathtaking folklore, magic and animations.
More than 1400 performers will help you relive a history (1549, the procession of Charles Quint) under the vigilant eye of the director Giles Daoust who will oversee sound and light for the tenth year in a row.
The Tenor Sebastien Romignon Ercolini and the Countertenor Dominique Corbiau and the Mezzo Soprano Isabelle Everarts de Velp will perform live at the spectacle accompanied by music composed by Ernst W. Meinrath.
Festivities of the Ommegang in the Royal Park
During 4 days, a medieval village tracing the lifestyles of the time, equestrian jousting , Knights combating on foot and horses, falconry, are some of the activities that will combine history And a medieval market with delicacies delight visitors, it will be created at Place du Grand Sablon,
-With free entry for everyone
The term Ommegang: "walking aroud" in Old Flemish, Ommegang pageant reflects an important moment of our history which we want to perpetuate as it continues to bear witness to our grandeur: we welcomed the greatest Emperor of all times and showed him we could give a reception worthy of that immense noblemen.
Today, this annual commemoration is a high moment of the historical-cultural life of the Belgian capital: a pageant of 1,400 extras, including more than 38 folkloric and historical groups, 40 horses, a traveling puppet theater and nine giants.
700 of these extras parade through the streets of Brussels, starting from the Grand Sablon and ended in apotheosis in the sumptuous setting of the Grand Place.
Our purpose is to make our compatriots aware of their national history, to inform them and document them on their past so that they can better understand their future.
To visitors, we offer a historical portrait of our country and the role it played at all levels : history, economy, the arts, culture, etc.
You will see the major efforts devoted to reconstituting that memorable day of 2nd June 1549, wich made our Ommegang an event of prime importance. It consistently attracts large crowds and implies a lot of social-economic advantages for our City and our country.
©Photo : Serge Lahaye
And this extraordinary show will be in: 30 June & 2 July - at 9 pm on the Grand Place of Brussels.