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Leatherpride Belgium

Fetish event turns five with weeklong festival in early February

The two-day Darklands festival at Leatherpride Belgium includes workshops and demos. Credit:

After starting five years ago as “an experiment,” Leatherpride Belgium 2014 will mark its fifth anniversary with a weeklong festival in Antwerp, Feb 5 to 10. 

Berlin’s infamous and iconic Perverts party will be replicated in Antwerp on the Friday night (Feb 7), featuring Jerico, Jack Chang and Cyril G.

The Darklands festival will run Saturday and Sunday (Feb 8 and 9), offering a fetish market, demonstrations and workshops, a daytime dark room and live shows and entertainment. 

The Mr Leather Belgium contest will take place Saturday afternoon.

Leatherpride’s main dance event, the Rage party, will take place Saturday night, with DJs Manuel Carranco, Paris'Topher, Trippy Gonzales and Mike Kelly. Rage promises partygoers large projections, LED walls, fire jets and colour lasers — and a number of new toys in the darkroom.

The second edition of the gay fetish X-Awards will take place Sunday night, followed by the Hard-On dance party, with DJs Hugo’sland and RW.

Single event tickets for the main Rage party are 20 euros presale. There’s also a weekend Madness pass for 50 euros that includes the three parties and entrance to Darklands on both days.

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For more on Leatherpride, check out the festival's online magazinewebsiteFacebook page and promo video

For more on Darklands, check the event's online magazine and website.