The Boombalfestival is an event offering the best folk dance music in Europe along with Belgium's finest singer-songwriters. It is also the biggest folk festival in Flanders and offers a wide selection of vegetarian food. Many organizers and folk lovers come from abroad because of the festival's good reputation and to learn how they go about organizing it. It is even considered to be the festival of reference in the world of folk music. It used to be an intimate dance concert held once a month in a barracks in Ghent. During the course of the evening, the lighting transforms the surroundings into a marvellous and enchanting setting, in which people gather around the many wood fires.