All Things Live announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Belgium’s Ostend Beach Festival. The purchase prices was not disclosed.
Ostend Beach Festival takes place across three days festival with a capacity in excess of 22,500 visitors. The team around co-founders and festival managers Kevin Beirens and Jan Mortelmans are gearing up for the biggest edition yet, July 7-9, which will see 110 acts perform across five stages located right on the coastline of the North Sea.
Mortelmans and Beirens will maintain a minority stake and continue to lead the festival, cooperation with All Things Live’s Belgian operation led by Marcus Deblaere.
Ostend Beach was established in 2010 as a one-day festival focused mainly on dance and techno music and has since grown into a three-day event.
“We have worked hard to build a fantastic festival over the years, and we are thrilled to welcome All Things Live as co-owners and partners on the exciting journey ahead. We will continue to tweak and improve the festival and look forward to drawing on the vast experience of the entire All Things Live team to bring even better experiences to our audience,” said Mortelmans.
“All Things Live is a leading and respected European live entertainment player with a strong footprint and team in Belgium and the Netherlands, and we consider them the perfect match for us as we set out to realize the ambitions for Ostend Beach. We will cooperate with the strong organization in All Things Live and look forward to becoming part of the family,” added Beirens.
Kim Worsøe, member of the executive board of All Things Live Group, commented, “Jan and Kevin have put in a tremendous effort to establish Ostend Beach as a widely acclaimed festival considered the best in the world by many visitors and artists. We are pleased to welcome the team as part of All Things Live in Belgium and look forward to cooperating closely in the years ahead to develop the festival and our Belgian business together.”
The lineup of Ostend Beach Festival 2023 includes Oliver Heldens, Purple Disco Machine, 8kays, Agents Of Time, Amber Broos, Bizzey (Live), Cherry Moon Trax, Dj Ghost, Glowal, Ida Engberg, Jebroer (Live), Jennifer Cardini, Katnuf (Live), Klaudia Gawlas, La Fuente, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Bailey, Mark With A K feat Mc Chucky, Nur Jaber, Omdat Het Kan Soundsystem feat Average Rob, Ramon Tapia, Sam Divine, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, The Advent, Umek, Yves Deruyter, and more.