Celebrating it's 42nd 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 2015 are confirmed as Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July. The festival has been moved one week forward, to fit the schedule of one of the headliners.
The 75 acts for Rock Werchter this year are:
Thursday: Barns Courtney, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Flume, Gutterdämmerung, Guy Garvey, Jake Bugg, James Blake, Kaiser Chiefs, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, New Order, Paul McCartney, Ryan Bingham, Samm Henshaw, Sigma Live, The London Souls, Walk Off The Earth, Years & Years
Friday: At The Drive-In, Blackberry Smoke, Black Box Revelation, Blossoms, Bring Me The Horizon, Daughter, Frightened Rabbit, Gary Clark Jr., Jagwar Ma, Oh Wonder, Parov Stelar, Puggy, Rammstein, Richard Hawley, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The 1975, The Offspring, The Van Jets, Trixie Whitley
Saturday: Alessia Cara, BADBADNOTGOOD, Band of Horses, Bazart, Beirut, Courtney Barnett, Editors, Glen Hansard, Goose, Kensington, Lost Frequencies, Mura Masa, Paul Kalkbrenner, PJ Harvey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Savages, Tame Impala, The Struts, Two Door Cinema Club
Sunday: Alice On The Roof, Aurora, Bear’s Den, Beck, Elle King, Florence + the Machine, Foals, Iggy Pop, James Bay, Jamie xx, Låpsley, Lianne La Havas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, MØ, Skunk Anansie, SX, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Strypes, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vintage Trouble
Tickets are priced at 236 euros.One day tickets for Saturday are sold out.
Last year’s four-day festival also completely sold out in advance.
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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