Rock Werchter 2012

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Thursday 28th June to Sunday 1st July 2012
Werchter, Rotselaar, Belgium, Belgium
79 Euros - sold out
Daily capacity: 80,000
Last updated: Thu 24th May 2012

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 2012 are confirmed as Thursday 28th June to Sunday 1st July.

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The latest additions, completing the line-up are Regina Spektor, Cypress Hill, Agnes Obel, Lana Del Rey, Simple Minds, Knife Party, Michael Kiwanuka, Azari & Iii, Bombay Bicycle Club, M Ward, Alabama Shakes, School Is Cool, Perfume Genius, Eastern Conference Champions, Isbells and Metric.

They join Justice, The Cure, Pearl Jam, Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine, Elbow, Snow Patrol, dEUS, Blink 182, Kasabian, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Garbage, Katy B, Beirut, DJ Fresh presents Fresh/Live, Wolfmother, Wiz Khalifa, Katzenjammer, Mumford & Sons, Incubus, Gossip, Milow, Selah Sue, The Kooks, Dropkick Murphys, Jack White, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Editors, The xx, 't Hof van Commerce, Within Temptation, The Hickey Underworld, Die Antwoord, The Temper Trap, Chase & Status, The Vaccines, Paul Kalkbrenner, Steve Aoki, Ed Sheeran, Netsky, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Ben Howard, M83, Kreayshawn, Azealia Banks, Miles Kane, All-American Rejects, The Maccabees, James Vincent McMorrow, and more. For the full line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.


All sold out. One day festival tickets for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the combi-tickets have now all sold out. Tickets were priced as follows:
4-day combi festival ticket (June 28 > July 1) 195 Euros
One-day festival ticket 79 Euros - Thursday only
Campsite ticket regular 18 Euros
Campsite ticket xl (early entry) 25 Euros

To buy tickets, click here.

Campsite changes

This year Rock Werchter will 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.

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 June 28 until Monday July 2nd 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 June 29 at 4 PM. The ticket remains valid until Monday July 4 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.

On site

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.

Litter collection

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.


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.


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.

More information

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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