Bal Rat Mort 2014





Practical Info







01/03/2014 Kursaal Ostend 22:00

Glennis Grace in Concert!

A heavenly voice of a heavenly woman!

Supportact Bal Rat Mort at 8pm

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116 editions of Bal Rat Mort

In 1898, a group of sixteen happy men from Ostend, all member of the Circle Coecilia, went to Paris to party.


The group understood: Edgard Quinet, Firmin Pleyn, Gustave Cnudde, Léon Rinskopf, Arthur Cambier, Fré Deridder, Albert Ditte, Daniel Vancraeynest, Emile Bulcke, Georges Bulcke, Emile Mathieu, Auguste Pede and George Daveluy. James Ensor came to join them later.


The happy strip had fun madly in the French capital, in particular in the district of Montmartre. "Au Moulin Rouge", "Le Ciel",and "L'Enfer" represented to their program and in the small hours they landed to the "RAT MORT".


The orchestra had already left the place, but the pianist and a few pretty dancers assured to the accomplices an epilogue worthy of their mad and unforgettable Parisian nights.


These adventures in the French Capital should have let one indelible print by the

members of the Circle, because in 1898 the philanthropic dance was for the first organized under the name of "BAL du RAT MORT".



Bal Rat Mort 2014

Entrance Hall

22:00 - 24:00 Lewis Robinson (UK)

This UK based dj brings uptempo Brazilian and Latin beats. As head of

Mais Um Discos, one of the biggest Brazilian movements and record labels

of the UK, he surely gets the place heathen up! First time in Belgium!



Main Room (Erehal)

22:00 - 23:00 Bal Rat Mort Carnaval Parade

The carnaval parade is a yearly tradition that will kick off the 116th edition of Bal Rat Mort.

The local carnaval associations will parade through the main room and show their hard work done over the last year reflected in the most colourful and original carnaval suits and masks.

Brought to you by "Orde van de Wullock".

23:00 - 24:00 Crazy Sir G






Enjoy some video clips by Crazy Sir G:


00:00 - 01:20 Mucho Gusto


VIP Room (Delvaux)

After many years working with lots of artists, Crazy Sir G is

going solo as party DJ. You will find him behind his turntables,

but also in front of the stage. With a blazing mix of party music and acrobacy he will the perfect warmup for Mucho Gusto.

This energy bomb will entertain you like no one else can!

Mucho Gusto takes you to Latin-America, the bakermat of mambo, merengue, samba, salsa...
A diversified mix of Belgian and Cuban musicians will bring a breath-taking show with boundless energy. 4 singers, dancers, a big band and a whipping mix of latin classics and modern southern hits will stand guarantee  for a fantastic visual spectacle!

Mucho Gusto...En Vivo....!


Enjoy some video clips by Mucho Gusto:


01:20 - 02:00 Crazy Sir G

After the wonderful show by Mucho Gusto, Crazy Sir G will take over again. Everybody is warmed up for almost 3 hours music and entertainment! In the meanwhile Betânia Silva and her dancers will bring the traditional Brazilian carnaval to Ostend!


02:00 - 03:30 Buscemi ft Squadra Bossa

Buscemi is our national proud regarding Bossa Nova, Flamenco, Afrobeat, Latin and Brazilian Beats. He is a deejay/producer who released numerous hits  and albums. He played at many parties and festivals in Belgium, Spain, USA, Germany, Mexico, Russia... Together with his talented percussionists he will make your feet move and bring a Brazilian carnaval never to be forgotten!


Listen and enjoy these audio and video clips:


03:30 - 04:00 Crazy Sir G

A final set by Crazy Sir G

It's a Bal Rat Mort tradition to enjoy carnaval in our VIP room.

Book your own VIP table with 12 persons, Champagne and oysters!


20:00 - 22:00 Brazilian Buffet & Show

Start the Bal with a delicious Brazilian buffet while enjoying a real

Brazilian show leaded by Betânia Silva. She is the leadsinger of the

band who will bring the most famous Brazilian hits like Lambada,

Danza Kuduro, Gustavo combination with the best sambas

and the typical carnaval music of Ivete Sangalo, Daniela Mercury...

With this 7-headed band and 3 brazilian dancers you will be

entertained during this, not to be missed, Brazilian buffet!


23:00 - 04:00 The Sphinx Orchestra








The Sphinx is a 10-headed show orchestra from Ostend leaded by the musical director JP Severens. They will make a true carnaval dance bal with the biggest hits and covers.

Vip Formula

Brazilian Buffet

You want to make the Bal Rat Mort a party never to be forgotten? Reserve your vip table and enjoy Bal Rat Mort as the tradition prescribes. A private table of 12 persons comes with 2 bottles of Champagne and 12 oysters.

Reservation needed via!

Also possible per person!

Enjoy a huge brazilian buffet before the Bal Rat Mort 2014 kicks off! For only €30 you can enjoy a two hour Brazilian buffet (drinks not included). During the buffet you will not only be served food, but also a genuine Brazilian show with a band and Brazilian sambadancers. Leaded by Betânia Silva.

Reservation needed!


Take a look at the delicious menu!


Tickets are sold through and the Tourism of Ostend

In need of a hotel? Contact VISIT Ostend through



SAMBA TICKET (buy tickets)                                           €35

           Entrance in 3 rooms - Bal Rat Mort


EMPADAS TICKET (only via                       €65

           Entrance in 3 rooms - Bal Rat Mort

               Brazilian buffet & Brazilian live show


BRAZILEIROS TICKET (only via                  €50

           Entrance in 3 rooms - Bal Rat Mort

                Seat at a VIP table, a glass of Champagne and oyster


APRECIAR TICKET (only via                       €450

           Partner table Bal Rat Mort  (max 12 persons)

                2 bottles Champagne and 12 oysters


ELEGANCIA TICKET (buy tickets)                                     €65

           Optional concert by Glennis Grace (8pm)

                Promotional price in combination with a Samba ticket

Practical Info

Dress Code

Dress like the Samba Kings and Queens in Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo
or in smoking with mask



The best dressed guest will be elected by professional judges. The winner will be announced before the performance of Mucho Gusto in the main room.

The best dressed guest at Bal Rat Mort wins a holiday to Antalya Turkey at the five star hotel Porto Bello for one week. Flights, transfers and airport taxes included.



There are three big underground parkings in the surrounding of Kursaal Oostende. Kursaal 1 is situated in front of the Casino. Kursaal 2 in the Christinastraat and Zeeparking in the Leopold II laan.



During the Carnaval week in Ostend, you can book interesting combinations. These arrangements can be booked through Visit Oostende.



Kursaal Oostende


B-8400 Oostende

+32 (0) 59 29 50 50


Charles Events

Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 945

B-8400 Oostende


+32 (0) 59 80 27 77






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