AUGUST 5-7, 2022
Check our Forum to learn more about the Event! here

Hello Friends

The registration for the 12th Leonard Cohen Event in Ghent is open!

We have already more than 100 registered participants! See the names here! (The list opens in a new window).

I'm happy to let you know the dates for the Ghent Event in 2022 are confirmed: the Event will take place during the weekend of August 5, 6 and 7 2022.

The Miry Concert Hall in the heart of the old city center of Ghent will host most of the activities for our Leonard Cohen Event. It's address is Biezekapelstraat 9. I have posted some photos and links on this Forum page. I am absolutely pleased with it! More info will follow later, of course.

As usual, the Event will have its official start on Friday evening (August 5 2022), but as many of you have experienced there will be non official gatherings and an Early Bird Welcome already on the Thursday before, so plan your stay accordingly. And for those who have difficulties saying their goodbyes: I'm sure there will be Cohenites roaming the lovely streets of Ghent on Monday aswell...

I'm confident the Event will bring us all back together to celebrate Leonard's life, works and music and enjoy each others company. If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact me on So I hope to see so many of you again, whether it's your first visit to Ghent or not! All the best Maarten

Please carefully read how to proceed to registrate for the Event below!

1) Send an email to

Include the following information:
  • Name(s)
  • Forum name(s) (if you are a registered member of the Leonard Cohen Forum)
  • Email address(es)
  • Mobile phone number(s) (please include your country code aswell, eg. +32 473 ...)
  • City and country of residence
  • T-shirt size(s), male/female (a size chart with measurements will be made available later and you will be able to edit your size if needed)
  • Indicate if you are paying by international bank transfer (for EU) or PayPal.
  • Let us know if you, for some reason, don't want your name to be shown on the online Event pages.
  • 2) Pay the registration fee
    2a)Registration fee
  • The Event Fee is €180

    2b) How to pay the registration fee

    1/ International bank transfer (EU)
  • SEPA transfer is the fastest, cheapest and prefered way of payment if your country is a SEPA member.
  • Check for more details.

  • Bank account details

  • PAYEE: Leonard Cohen Event
  • BANK: BNP Paribas Fortis
  • IBAN: BE85 0018 7390 4806
  • Make sure to include the name(s) of the participant(s) in the message field!

  • 2/ Paypal

  • Go to and log into your account.
  • Choose "Send and request" and use the "Send" tab
  • Recipient account:
  • Make sure The Event will receive the full amount! This means that you have to pay all the PayPal fees for both ends of the transaction!
  • No problem if you have no PayPal account or any balance on your existing account – you will be able to pay through their secure services by your credit card.

    3/ Other methods of payment

  • Credit card holders may pay through PayPal even if they don't have an account there (also remember to pay the fee!)
  • Other payments can not be accepted. Sorry, we can not accept cheques!

  • 3) Registration confirmation
    After a few days (upto a week) you will receive a confirmation email when your email and payment have been received. Your email address will be included in a mailing list that will be used solely to inform you about The Leonard Cohen Event, but everything will be posted on on our Forum as well.

    4) Cancellation policy
  • After March 15 2022 there will be no refunds
  • The registrant has the right to transfer the registration to another person (and be able to get the whole fee refunded from that person)

  • 5) Notes

  • The FaceBook Event page: here . Feel free to add yourself to the Event there!
  • Use @LCGhent2020 and #LCGhent2020 on social media if you post anything related to our Event!
  • The Event is organized by Maarten Massa and his Team, The Leonard Cohen Files and The Leonard Cohen Forum
  • If you have any questions, post them here or email me at the email address stated above.

  • I am looking forward to seeing many friends -old and new- in Ghent in August 2022!


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    Here is the original invitation to our Event (posted in Summer 2018):

    Discuss the Event here on our Forum

    Last edited on March 28, 2022