Celebrating it's 40th year Belgium's biggest rock festival will be 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 2014 are confirmed as Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th July.
The headline acts for 2014 are confirmed as Metallica, who will play on Thursday, Arctic Monkeys who appear on Friday , Pearl Jam who are headlining Saturday, and Kings of Leon will top the bill on Sunday.
The latest additions are Radkey, Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Blood, Lykke Li, Chase & Status, Angus & Julia Stone, Paolo Nutini, Reignwolf, Coely, Puggy, Altrego, Jonny Lang, Twenty One Pilots, tUnE-yArDs, Ozark Henry, Oscar & The Wolf, and Kuroma.
Also confirmed are Damon Albarn, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Miles Kane, Eels, Gesaffelstein, The Subs, SBTRKT, Trentemøller, Moderat, Rudimental, Chase & Status, The Wombats, Midlake, Jack Johnson, The Black Keys, Placebo, Franz Ferdinand, Major Lazer, Pixies, Skrillex, London Grammar, Haim, Foals, The 1975, Kodaline, Valerie June, Foster the People, Trixie Whitley, George Ezra, The Strypes, Angus & Julia Stone, Interpol, Imagine Dragons, Dropkick Murphys, Agnes Obel, Passenger, Metronomy, The Naked and Famous, Ellie Goulding, Babyshambles, Birdy, MGMT, Crystal Fighters, Stromae, Triggerfinger, Daptone Super Soul Revue (with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Antibalas, The Sugarman 3 Saun and Starr, & Binky Griptite), The Opposites, Arsenal, Sam Smith, Katy B, The Temperance Movement, and Parquet Courts.
For the full line-up details, and day splits, as available please see the Rock Werchter line-up page.
Tickets have sold out.
Tickets were priced at 205 euros for a four day combi-ticket, or 83 euros for a day ticket. Camping was additional. A regular camp-site ticket costs around 18 euro per person 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 3, 8am until Monday July 7 at noon.
Last year’s four-day festival was completely sold out in advance. The 18,000 day tickets for Thursday and Saturday are already sold out.
A regular camp-site ticket costs around 18 euro per person 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 3, 8am until Monday July 7 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 beautiful 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 around 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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