Muziekcafé Elpee may be somewhere in Belgium but is home to heavy music from local neighbourhood and abroad alike. A Metal live club with super-loyal visitors where guests and artists set the atmosphere, which is really unique. One day Elpee might be an oasis of tranquility, the following day a band with an international reputation will raise the roof. Their event calendar offers something for every preference. Also supporting local talents. For those who are afraid of ear damage: earplugs are for free. Always closed during the weekend of Graspop.Find tickets for Muziekcafé Elpee
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Muziekcafe Elpee (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)