Brussels By Night Federation supports nightlife promoters and protects Brussels club culture.
By offering a voice to the professionals and as a mediating organization, BBNF works towards a better understanding of nightlife as a key element of Brussels’ economic, cultural and social interests. The federation plays an important role in tackling the many issues encountered by the sector and soliciting our public authorities for better nighttime governance policies.
Brussels By Night Federation aims to ensure that Brussels nightlife remains a pillar of creative and cultural innovation. It offers advice and assistance to its members to deal with their problems. To do so, BBNF creates tools and services for well-running their activities regarding topics such as harm reduction, employment, administration, public peace, mobility, event promotion, venues, etc.
The metropoles of the future often position themselves through the influence of their nighttime creative industries. Therefore Brussels By Night Federation wants to enhance the role of Brussels as a key international nightlife hub. The federation works in close collaboration with the sector and other stakeholders to put forward strategies to promote a dynamic, modern and attractive local scene.
Brussels By Night Federation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and defend the interests of the nightlife sector and its actors such as clubs, promoters, night bars, concert halls and festivals within the Brussels-Capital Region.
The idea of a Brussels nightlife federation was first raised in early 2020. Following discussions with the Brussels-Capital Region, the founders of BBNF started contemplating the existence of a federation representing nightlife professionals. After months of meetings, including both the sector and the public authorities, it is decided to set up a federation dedicated to becoming a representative union of nightlife professional players.
Today, on the one hand, the federation aims to promote and enhance the role of Brussels as a national and international key player in terms of nightlife and festivities. On the other hand, it accompanies the professionals and ensures the role of moderator between public authorities and the sector regarding various issues and challenges which the actors may face in terms of public health, employment, mobility, law, administration, communication, etc.