If that’s not good news. The Balegemse Bierfeesten are back. After the success of the previous editions of the Balegem Beer Festivals in 2013 and 2018, the Oud-Leiding and the Jongenschiro Balegem are breathing new life into the Balegem Beer Festivals. That it will be a big party on Saturday 30 July 2022 for sure. A fantastic program has been developed. The urge to come to the third edition of the Bierfeesten will be great. It is the ambition of Chiro Balegem to unpack with atmospheric and cozy Beer Festivities. A quiz will be organized on Friday 29 July the day before the Beer Festivities. Be quick. You can register via [email protected] stating the four team members and team name. Participation costs 20 euros (team of four). The quiz starts at 8 pm. (doors 7 pm).
Balegemse Bierfeesten is something you really have to experience. Place to be, the party tent on the grounds of the Girl Chiro Balegem, Poststraat 8 a. Bands will put you in the best mood. The beers offered in the test stands are also available at the bar in the marquee. Outside the tent, the various beers can be tasted in test stands (smaller tents) between 4 pm and 8 pm, while you can also enjoy moody folk music and performance by the local heroes Izemo. Chiro opted for a nice balance of beers. Something for everyone. To taste: blond, dark, amber, fruit, … what more could you want. Known and lesser known beers are discussed. You get the stars for free. With a summer terrace, food truck, bouncy castle, children’s entertainment, atmospheric decoration, socializing, music, tasting of beers, there is a lot to experience at the Balegemse Bierfeesten. And of course, many people from the region are also expected to attend the Bierfeesten. After the corona sadness, many are eager to come out en masse again. Especially now that it is summer, when (special) beers can be enjoyed with healthy food and there is a band playing, then you can still speak of a folk festival. You can come and roar, sing, dance and much more at the Balegemse Bierfeesten. Just like Margriet Hermans wails in her summer hit ‘Lekker linger’.
Music lovers will get their money’s worth from 4 pm to 8 pm with acoustic folk music and nostalgia with Oudleidingsband Izemo. Izemo was a typical Balegem (hard) rock band from 1997 to 2000. You can see them up close again at the Balegem Beer Festivals: Bram De Mulder (vocals), Jo De Visscher (second voice), Pieter De Visscher & Wim Duysburgh (guitar), Koenraad Heyerick (bass) and Jo De Visscher (drums) . Well-known Balegem heads. Not to be missed actually. Later in the evening: rockabily & surf with the Backseat Boppers (8pm), covers of yesteryear & ambiance with Cincloon (10:30pm). Kudos to Brecht, Florian Jef, Jelle, Karel, Pieter, Stijn and Thijs (the organizing team) that top DJ Valeer, Balegem’s own talent, gets the chance from midnight to close the Bierfeesten with a steaming afterparty. Let yourself go well, but always respect the other(s). Knowing more? Take a look, go to https://balegemsebierfeesten.be. (mvdv, foto’s ddl)