Organising a music festival with a truly international reach in this, our corner of Belgium, requires a lot of time and effort. It goes without saying that putting together a cultural event of this size can only happen with considerable financial resources.
And it is principally through the assistance, encouragement and support of our Friends - who have come together in the form of a charitable association - that we are able to approach the challenges of preparing for each new season with confidence and optimism.
The Friends of the Stavelot Festival (Les Amis du Festival de Stavelot)
The Friends is an association of people who want to play their part, either directly or by their support, for the festival - our patrons. Through their generous and continuing support, the Friends ensure the smooth running of the festival.
It is the Friends who take care of artists through the purchase and maintenance of instruments, of the public through, for example, the installation of air conditioning for performance spaces and covering the costs of catering equipment necessary in the cellars. But above all, it is their direct financial support for the festival that gives the organisers the security that they can push ahead with the preparations for each season.
If you would like to join The Friends, please make a donation of a minimum of €80 per annum (valid for a single or joint membership) to the following account details:
BE 44 0010 8450 3345 (account number of Les Amis du Festival de Stavelot)
Membership of The Friends entitles you to priority booking 15 days ahead of general release for festival events, and you are invited to the private reception for Friends, held each year in the evening shortly before the festival’s opening concert, a unique occasion where you can meet that evening’s artists in the beautiful Abbey Cellars. In addition, your generous assistance is acknowledged in the List of Friends at the front of the Festival brochure.
We hope to see you once again at the Festival, to enjoy another musical feast.
For and on behalf of The Friends of the Stavelot Festival :
Charles Crespin, President
Marcel Rey, Secretary
All correspondence should be directed to the charity’s registered address:
Les Amis du Festival de Stavelot A.S.B.L.
Place d’Italie, 4/011
or via our Contact Form