A jazzling fresh swing dance and art festival

Upside Down Festival will not happen in 2024.

We are taking a break this Winter.

Why’s that?

Organizing a festival requires tons of time, energy and resources. We have given all, and more, in the past six editions.

By postponing the next edition of UDF to December 2025, We create space for ourselves to:

💪    nourish the team physically and mentally

💭  reflect, rethink, reevaluate when preparing for UDF25

🤝    explore new partnerships and sponsoring opportunities

🧡  develop value-driven, bespoke events and consultancy as core activities of Upside Down

Sustainability is one of the festival’s key pillars.

With this in mind, we want to counter the expectation that a festival should happen every year without fail.

In all honesty: there is the feeling that we are letting people down, but we also know that this time off will allow us to make the next edition even stronger and braver.

Thank you for your understanding and support in this decision.

And mark your calendars already for 27 – 31 December 2025 in Ghent!

In the meantime…

We’d love to meet you over Summer at our many swinging events.

We even have a weekend full of workshops during the Gentse Feesten city festival.

See you soon!

Hugs from the Upside Down team