Zomerhit: music show

Are you a fan of artists from here? Then quickly grab your diary and write down: no summer without Zomerhit. Because in 2023 VRT 1 and Radio2 will once again join forces for this great music festival. Host city for this musical summer is Blankenberge.

From Monday 10 July to Saturday 19 August 2023, twenty artists will compete for the coveted trophy. And you decide who gets to take it home. It will be a summer with six weeks of Radio2 by the sea, six television shows on VRT 1 and a wonderful live experience in Blankenberge. You can also join in the fun on the stations' social media.

Radio2 by the sea

From Monday 10 July to Saturday 19 August 2023 you will find the Radio2 studio at the beginning of the Belgium Pier in Blankenberge. You will see and hear your favourite presenters live at work with Radio2 aan zee and Radio2 Zomerhit.

During the week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., on weekends between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Every weekday there are performances at 3. 30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. You are most welcome, there is always something to do.

You can also follow all the Zomerhit stories from before and behind the scenes daily on Radio2 and VRT MAX.


The Zomerhit television show from VRT 1 will get a location on the promenade, next to the lighthouse. Filming will take place on:

  • Wednesday 12 July 2023
  • Monday 17 July 2023
  • Tuesday 18 July 2023
  • Wednesday 2 August 2023
  • Thursday 3 August 2023
  • Saturday 19 August 2023 (live finale)

In the first five shows, the 20 nominees are presented and a lot of other artists also perform. You can watch the broadcasts on VRT 1 and VRT MAX, weekly on Saturday evenings, from 15 July.

On Saturday 19 August, the final will take place. The ten most popular songs will then compete for the title Zomerhit 2023, to be followed live on VRT 1 and VRT MAX. This year, Siska Schoeters and Niels Destadsbader will also take you through the competition.


Check here how best to get to Blankenberge and Zomerhit 2023.