We have had to postpone the Event due to the corona crisis. It has been re-scheduled to summer 2022, most likely early August but no dates have been fixed yet. A group email to everyone who had already registered for the Event for 2020/2021 has been sent with details regarding the possibilities of either applying for a refund of the registration fee or rolling the fee on to 2022 for the rescheduled Event.

Read more about the situation and our new plans here

Hi Friends

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

We have already more than 100 registered participants (in the beginning of January 2020)! See the names here! (The list opens in a new window).

The official dates are August 7-9 2020 but we might have some pre- and post-Event programs so make your plans accordingly.

Our event is not commercial, so the participation fees are required to cover all the expenses associated with organizing an international event including the venues, bands, the hiring of technical and musical equipment, the souvenirs and so on.

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
  • If cancelled before Jan 15 2020, 75 % of the fee will be refunded (no refunds for the PayPal fees!)
  • if cancelled before March 15 2020, 50 % of the fee will be refunded
  • After March 15 2020 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 2020!


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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 November 15, 2019