Concept

 

Bunkerleute are not just parties and concerts, it’s the way we do things. In a world where ‘alternative’ is a product you can buy and ’underground’ is the tagline of a brand, we create not only an escape from everyday life but a temporary state where radical openness, tolerance and individuality are almost tangible.

We believe people should have fun but are able to choose to do so in their own way, looking the way they like it, without being pointed at, shouted at, or judged upon, where you can enjoy your personal space, even on the dancefloor.

We are a safe haven for the weird and unusual, the rebels, outcasts, the bullied and the rejected, the idealists and the melancholic, dreamers, geeks, queers, the unadapted, hopeless romantics and nihilists alike.


Bunkerleute organises several dark underground parties a year in Blauwe Kater, located in the historical city centre of Leuven. We do not aim to make any profit. If there is a profit at the end of the party, we put it on our savings account to make up for those parties ending in a loss. And if our savings accounts allows for it, we spent the money on the organisation of a concert or we give away some free drinks (een gratis vat dus).

We mentioned our respect for individuality, so obviously our events have a NO DRESS CODE policy. Dress whatever way you like. Black will make you more unnoticed in our dark world, but we have quite a bit of party visitors that like to wear something else. Another typical Bunkerleute ‘thing’ is our dislike for barriers between subscenes. So you can expect our DJ’s to play a *very* wide variety of musical genres such as electro, punk, gothic, EBM, industrial, wave, postpunk, batcave, deathrock, gothic rock, powernoise, neofolk, electroclash, minimal, 80’s, futurepop, darkpsy… and much more!


A sample of how we will take you to higher mental realms:

2 Belgen | :Wumpscut: | A Split Second | Absolute Body Control | Ah-Cama Sotz | Alien Sex Fiend | Alien Skull Paint | And Also The Trees | And One | Anne Clark | Apoptygma Berzerk | Argine | ASP | Ataraxia | Bakterielle Infektion | Bauhaus | Black Lung | Bloody Dead and Sexy | Brighter Death Now | Cabaret Voltaire | Calva y Nada | Christian Death | Cinema Strange | Cock Sparrer | Cocteau Twins | Combichrist | Corvus Corax | Covenant | Cranes | Current 93 | DAF | De Brassers | Dead Can Dance | Dead Kennedys | Dead Man’s Hill | Depeche Mode | Diary of Dreams | Die Form | Die Krupps | Diorama | Dive | Dragons | Dresden Dolls | Echo west | Einstürzende Neubauten | Elusive | Empusae | Engelsstaub | Esplendor Geometrico | Exploited | Fad Gadget | Faith and The Muse | Faun | Feindflug | Fixmer/McCarthy | Frames A Second | Front 242 | Geistform | Goethes Erben | Grauzone | Grendel | Greyhound | Guerre Froide | Hagalaz’ Runedance | Haus Arafna | Helium Vola | Hocico | IM4N | Implant | In Slaughter Natives | Inkubus Sukkubus | Joy Division | Kirlian Camera | KMFDM | Lacrimosa | Ladytron | Leaether Strip | London After Midnight | Mesh | Ministry | Mono No Aware | Monolith | MS Gentur | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Nine Inch Nails | Nitzer Ebb | Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio | Orphx | Poesie Noire | Portion Control | Pouppée Fabrikk | Project Pitchfork | Psyclon Nine | Punish Yourself | Qntal | Rammstein | Ramones | Red Zebra | Relatives Menschsein | Revolting Cocks | Rotersand | Sex Gang Children | Siglo XX | Signal Aout 42 | Siouxsie and The Banshees | Skinny Puppy | Sol Invictus | Sonar | Sopor Aeternus | Spetsnaz | Star Industry | Suicide Commando | Suspiria | Switchblade Symphony | The Birthday Massacre | The Breath of Life | The Cassandra Complex | The Chameleons | The Clash | The Crüxshadows | The Cure | The Damned | The Eternal Afflict | The Fields of The Nephilim | The Jesus and Mary Chain | The Kids | The Klinik | The Last Days of Jesus | The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud | The Neon Judgement | The Retrosic | The Sisters of Mercy | The Wounded | This Morn’ Omina | Tiamat | Trentemoller | Trisomie 21 | Umbra et Imago | Virgin Prunes | Vive La Fête | Vomito Negro | VNV Nation | Winterkälte | Wire | Wolfsheim | X-Mal Deutschland | Xotox


Our resident DJ’s:

The Darker Angel | CatacombKitten

Our Guest DJ’s:

DaVitch | DJ Wildhoney | Marc & Wim (Kagan) | Moonchild | Benne | Malcolm Nix (Musiques Dépassées) | Spezialkräfte | Coder23 | Luc Van Acker

Our ex-resident DJ’s:

Normkompatibel | Johan | Jerre | Sinastica | Chrisse | Thomas | Sander | Amezyarak | Der Lachende Prophet