Welcome on 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 sixth 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.
Medieval village and Tournaments
A whole medieval village
will be created at Place du Grand Sablon, with free entry for everyone. Knights combating on foot and horses, falconry, are some of the activities that will combine history with pleasure over the three days event.
- Free show
The 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 nobleman.
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
Begining of the spectacle at 9 pm on the Grand Place of Brussels Price