Horst blends & celebrates the worlds of arts, architecture & music.

Kasia Zacharko

It's coming back. Arts, architecture and music in 2021.

After a year in which our interactions and sense-of-self have been defined and reduced by online meetings and digital avatar-like representation, Horst is thrilled to announce its plans for 2021.

Horst Lab 2018

Horst Lab 2021 announced

A second series of four Labs will be open to over 100 young (inter)national creatives from all backgrounds. Coaches and participants work together on an ambitious and concrete result that relates to Horst and often infiltrates the Exhibition or the Festival. The Music Lab, the Art Lab, and two Architecture Labs will all be held from July 3 to 12 at Asiat (Vilvoorde).


First names revealed

Horst announces the first round of music acts, including one of the founding fathers of techno; Jeff Mills. He is spearheading the first line-up announcement for Horst 2021. This year's three-day programme features over seventy artists spread across various stages on the former military site. In what's the weirdest of times, we're truly looking forward to what's coming next.


Their Way

With ‘Their Way' Keytrade Bank and Horst inspire their shared philosophy of entrepreneurship and innovation. It offers the stories of DIY entrepreneurs at the forefront of art, architecture and music. This month, we sat down for a chat with Pierre Debusschere. A world-renowned photographer, cinematographer and art director whose style has persuaded the likes of Raf Simons, Chanel and Dior. In between, he stays true to his Brussels scène, and recently opened up an art hub in the South of Brussels, 254Forest.



The three-day programme features seventy artists spread over various stages on the former military site. The symbiosis of autonomous artworks, community projects, inventive dancefloors, circular architecture, and the collective experience of an innovative music festival makes us think about what a festival can be.



Horst continues to strive to open up evocative artistic experiences to a wide audience. Horst wants to present contemporary art outside the institutionalised white cube context. 2021 will mark the new direction we’re taking with our artistic programme, exponentially aimed at fostering connections with local communities that define the social and cultural fabric of the city of Vilvoorde.



The Lab is a platform, set up in partnership with KU Leuven, for experiment, co-creation and creative talent development. A setting in which influential creatives, pioneers and outcasts inspire the next generation to unravel their own talent.


In the past seven years, Horst has grown to a movement dedicated to developing talent, cities & spaces. We blend & celebrate the worlds of arts, architecture & music. We see them as catalysts to build Labs, Exhibitions, and Festivals as momentums for the better.


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