[PIAS] Nites

[PIAS] Nites is a series of unique live music events in key European cities produced by [PIAS] together with leading local promoters.

From intimate showcases to our 10,000+ capacity festival in Brussels every year, [PIAS] Nites supports the independent music community’s artists at every stage of their career.

Since founding [PIAS] Nites in October 2006, we have hosted 85 events across six countries – with a total of 295 artist performances.

[PIAS] Nites is a powerful springboard for talent to establish themselves in front of a well-connected audience – helped by the event’s high-profile media and retail partnerships with the likes of Q Magazine, Radio X, Fnac, HMV, Studio Brussels and Arte TV.

Years Running
Active Countries
Founded By:
Kenny Gates
Headed By:
Ineke Daans
Key Figures:

[PIAS] Nites events.




Artists performances.


Cancellation only.


Highest number of [PIAS] Nites played by one band: Balthazar.

Key Words:

Emerging Talent Showcases Intimate Huge Curious Exposure Launch Break

[PIAS] Nites Timeline:
  • 2006

    First event over 2 days in Brussels with Vitalic, Nouvelle Vague and many others...

  • 2010

    First French [PIAS] Nites at La Fl├Ęche d'Or in Paris with opening artist Agnes Obel wo went on to become a multi platinum selling artist in France.

  • 2011

    First Dutch [PIAS] Nites in Klokgebouw in Eindhoven.

  • 2012

    At the Brussels festival, 2manydjs surprise every one with a very special 30th [PIAS] anniversary Under The Covers audio visual show (which was only finalized 90 minutes prior to show time!)

  • 2012

    First European shows of alt-J were [PIAS] Nites in Amsterdam and Paris.

  • 2012

    Lisa Hannigan curates a [PIAS] Nites in the beautiful Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, Ireland which funnily enough was our Play It Again Sam signed artist Champs' very first show ever.

  • 2012

    First German [PIAS] Nites in Postbahnhof in Berlin with Gisbert Zu Knyphausen, Lisa Hannigan, I Am Kloot, Andy Burrows, Ghostpoet and Nicolas Sturm.

  • 2012

    A young Oscar And The Wolf is the opening artist at the Brussels and Antwerp [PIAS] Nites.

  • 2015

    Huge Belgian star Oscar and the Wolf headlines the [PIAS] Nites Festival in Brussels.

  • 2015

    First UK [PIAS] Nites with a 2 days sold out event at the Village Underground in London.

  • Sept. 2015

    [PIAS] Nites hosts 3 very small and special album launch shows of EDITORS in Germany, Belgium and Holland.