Ecstatic haven for experimentation
Twice a year, Ha's stage fills with a melting pot of songwriters. Together with the backing band, they rehearse for one day in which new, brooding versions of their songs soon grow.
This is how they box together a steamy show, good for a wonderfully spontaneous evening of music.
Behind the scenes
From the idea of founders Cleo Janse and Laura Cortese to the first time on the Ha stage to the now many editions since: we like to give a glimpse on stage and behind the scenes.
In the songwriter world, everyone sits in their own cubicle writing something. We thought it would be more fun if everyone got together sometime to sing those beautiful songs, with a regular backing band.
A special first edition
Bright Lights is an existing concept in Ghent. Twice a season it shines on the big Ha stage. The very first edition took place via livestream, during the aftermath of the pandemic on Feb. 24, 2021.
That at that moment musicians could get back together was very special. Songwriter Mooneye and Meskerem Mees, who participated for the first time, wrote the song "Bright Lights" together in the backstage at the time.