Belgium's biggest rock festival offering four days of varied international well known acts in a well organised commercial festival setting. Rock Werchter takes place in the small village of Werchter in Rotselaar, Belgium, and the dates for 2013 are confirmed as Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July.
Green Day, Kings Of Leon, Blur, Rammstein, and Depeche Mode will headline. Editors, Bloc Party, Sigur Ros, Two Door Cinema Club, Stereophonics, Haim, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Twin Forks, Youth Lagoon, SX, The Script, Phoenix, C2C, Richard Hawley, Graveyard, Disclosure, Django Django, A Day To Remember, Band of Horses, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Passenger, Airbourne, Netsky, Jessie Ware, Biffy Clyro, Ben Howard, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, Boys Noize, John Legend, Kendrick Lamar, Vitalic, Jake Bugg, James Blake, Tame Impala, Dizzee Rascal, Balthazar, The Lumineers, Lianne La Havas, Jonathan Jeremiah, Azealia Banks, Rudimental,
Modest Mouse, The Bots, Gary Clark Jr., Laura Mvula, Asaf Avidan, Alt-J, and Of Monsters and Men, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Vampire Weekend, Fidlar, Vintage Trouble, Jamie Lidell, The Bloody Beetroots, Palma Violets, The Black Angels, Trash Talk, Odd Future, Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, Matthew E. White, The Gaslight Anthem, Modestep, Angel Haze, Ke$ha, Major Lazer, Goose, Bastille, Tom Odell, and more. For the line-up details as available please click here.
Tickets were priced at 200 euros for a combi ticket, and have sold out.
A regular camp-site ticket costs 18 euro per person (cost for postage Â if applicable Â and handling not included) in advance, regardless of the length of stay and 25 euro per person at the entrance of the camp-site. This campsite ticket is valid as from Thursday morning July 4, 8am until Monday July 8 at noon.
This year Rock Werchter will again open three campsites for Festival goers on the Wednesday, to cut down on congestion in Werchter and minimize inconvenience for the locals. The festival organisers will not be putting on entertainment on Wednesday evening, but the campsites will have food and drinks available.
A total of thirteen campsites are available at various points along the road to the arena entrance, which has been closed to vehicles. Most of the first ones are full by Thursday afternoon.
There are two types of campsite tickets are available: the regular campsite ticket and the campsite xl ticket.
A regular campsite ticket costs around 18 Euros (service cost not included) in advance. This campsite ticket is valid as from Thursday morning until Monday at noon. The regular campsite ticket is valid for use at the campsite of one's choice.
The Campsite xl ticket enables festival attendees to stay at campsites A2, A3 and A4 in the Haacht zone as from Wednesday at 4 PM. The ticket remains valid until Monday at noon. Please do keep in mind that only these 3 campsites will open on Wednesday, so the availability of campsite tickets xl tickets is limited. Campsite xl tickets are priced at around 25 Euros in advance.
The line-up is usually well worth the trek, and the campsites are clean if a little noisy (a good festival really then). Like nearby festival Pukkelpop standard local bus and train travel are free with your festival ticket. Food and drinks are bought using a ticket system. The camping areas are around a ten minute walk away from the festival site, but they have clean showers for around two euros. For those who like to take in the sites Leaven has many beautful historic buildings and is home to the Stella Artois Brewery.
There are two stages and the area is pretty clean, as the organisers have an incentive to litter picking. 20 used cups gets you a small (the only size they do) cup of beer or water. There is no drinking water available from the taps so it is best to take some along.
Drink/food coupons enable you to purchase both food and drinks in the Festival Park. These coupons can be bought in advance. A food/drink coupon then costs 2,4 euro. Presale coupons come in sets of 20, 40, 60 or 80. During the festival, coupons are sold at 2.50 euro/piece.
In Belgium, it is strictly prohibited to sell alcohol to minors under 16. So the festival is not serving any beer to kids under 16. Festival-goers are encouraged to carry some ID. If a staff member at the bar has some doubts about the age of someone who wants to get a beer, he or she can ask this person to produce some proof of age.
For detailed information about various aspects of the festival see the Rock Werchter Information (includes detailed info on camping, travel, children, food & drink, and more).
More information will be here when available.
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