Celebrating it's 43rd 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 2017 are not yet confirmed but are expected to be from Thursday 29th June to Sunday 2nd July or possibly the following weekend.
The full line-p has been announced, with headliners Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Imagine Dragons, Radiohead, James Blake, Royal Blood, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Alt-J, The Lumineers, and many more.
For all the details including day & stage running orders please see the line-up page.
Tickets are priced at 236 euros. One day tickets are priced at 100 euros.
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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