Clubcircuit – Overview of figures & facts

Clubcircuit represents 15 music venues in Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. The venues have a median of 600 audience capacity. Together the venues present almost 3,000 artist performances per year, which attract almost 550.000 visits. Also 85% of the music venues organise festivals.

The Clubcircuit venues do much more than live music alone, and are also involved in educational, social, artistic, culinary, and multi-disciplinary activities, such as:

Clubcircuit – Diversity of Functions – The Survey Publication 2020

Clubcircuit – Legal Status – The Survey Publication 2020

Clubcircuit music venues are for 100% private non-profit venues, they generate a total income of 21 million euro. The income is a mix of subsidy (40%) and audience spendings (48%) on tickets, food and beverages. Support from the government and the high amount of volunteers work make housing and workers costs lower, so more money is spent on direct programme costs than is generated by ticket sales, and more can be invested in presenting local and emerging talents.

Clubcircuit – Income – The Survey Publication 2020
Clubcircuit – Expenditure – The Survey Publication 2020

In Belgium volunteers are very important for the daily practices in the venue, especially for smaller venues. Of the 4,200 total workers in Clubcircuit venues, over 4,000 are volunteers, responsible for 36% of all working hours. In total 29% of the workers are female.

Clubcircuit – Share of Paid and Volunteers Work(ers) – The Survey Publication 2020


To learn more about these venues visit and/or contact Clubcircuit Survey coordinator Marc Steens, info[@]

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Overview Clubcircuit venues

Based on the data (year 2017) of 13 Clubcircuit music venues, collected during 2018, and extrapolated to data of 15 music venues part of Clubcircuit and Live DMA in 2017.