Darklands announced its theme for 2024: ‘The Void‘. The City of Antwerp announced new, stricter rules for businesses and events offering a sexual context.
“Darklands: The Hotel was an idea of A-Stay”
Touristico and Gaylive recorded a podcast around Darklands, Antwerp‘s kink and fetish festival. Guests of Sven Boutsen (Touristico & Touristicogay) and Marc Dirix (Gaylive) were Darklands co-organiser Jacques Smet and Mister Leather Belgium 2022 & Mister Leather Europe 2023 Andy Walgraef.
Antwerp Pride, Jeffrey’s, Marie Antoinette, Armand Everaert win 2023 Touristico Gaylive Awards
Touristicogay and Gaylive organised their Touristico Gaylive Awards to reward LGBTQIA+ initiatives in Flanders and Belgium. Sven Boutsen (Touristico & Touristicogay) and Marc Dirix (Gaylive) host the podcast Touristico Gaylive together.
DARKLANDS 2023 | Programme and schedule
The Waagnatie event hall in Antwerp will once against host Darklands, the kink and fetish festival formerly known as LeatherPride Belgium. The dates? Tuesday 7 to Tuesday 14 March 2023, with an emphasis on the weekend of Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March.
PHOTOS | Antwerp Pride 2023 from Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 August
Antwerp Pride vzw, the organising committee behind Antwerp Pride, is obviously very happy with how Antwerp Pride 2022 proceeded. Would you have expected anything else?
DARKLANDS 2023 | A-Stay to become official Darklands: The Hotel
Darklands and A-Stay have signed a deal making A-Stay near Antwerp-Central Railway Station the official Darklands: The Hotel during the festivities. They are taking place between 7 and 14 March 2023, in Antwerp.
Darklands 2023 from Tuesday 7 to Tuesday 14 March in Antwerp
Darklands 2023 will be held at Waagnatie in Antwerp from Tuesday 7 to Tuesday 14 March, organiser Jeroen Van Lievenoogen has notified his newsletter subscribers. A whole week!
MONKEYPOX IN BELGIUM | Darklands warns visitors, as gay men are more at risk
Gay fetish and kinks festival Darklands has sent an email to its visitors to warn them for monkeypox, the ‘new’ disease spreading. “The health department of the Belgian government has confirmed three cases of the monkeypox virus linked to visitors at Darklands”, the festival communicates to its visitors.
Antwerp’s City Theatre Stadsschouwburg to be demolished, new playhouse elsewhere
The City of Antwerp plans to demolish Antwerp’s municipal theatre Stadsschouwburg as renovation works would be too expensive. Antwerp does need a municipal theatre, but a new playhouse is to be built elsewhere in town.
Darklands 2023 to and from Deep Space
A few days after Darklands 2022 in Antwerp, next year’s theme has been revealed: space. In an animated video, Darklands tells a ‘Star Wars‘-like space odyssey where it is make clear space travel will be used as theme for decorations and setting.