It is a midsummer night’s dream come true. Every July, big names from the jazz and folk scene gather at the Groentheater, a fairy tale-like ‘green’ amphitheatre in Brussels, to play for a captivated audience. The Brosella festival explores, but most of all celebrates, the charismatic worlds of folk and jazz. Built in 1932, the Groentheater became derelict after the 1958 world exposition. “A waste of such a wonderful place,” says Henri Vanden- berghe, the festival’s director. “Because of its unique location, the theatre was perfect for Bro- sella. Furthermore, the trees surrounding the amphitheatre are a wonderful addition to the acoustics. They keep the outside noises away, which gives the music an incredible sound.”

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