Rock Werchter, Belgium's biggest music festival will take place at the Festivalpark in Werchter from Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July 2024.
(Picture:Jokko for Rock Werchter)
Headlining the festival are Lenny Kravitz (Thursday), Foo Fighters (Sunday), Dua Lipa (Saturday) and Måneskin (Friday).
Also confirmed are:
Thursday 4 July: The Cat Empire, Jalen Ngonda, Bombay Bicycle Club, Johnny Marr, Nathaniel & The Night Sweats, Parkway Drive, The Gaslight Anthem, STONE, The Streets, MEUTE, Slowdive, Greta Van Fleet, Jane's Addiction, PJ Harvey, Dropkick Murphys, The Hives, and Black Pumas
Friday 5 July: Tom Odell, Gary Clark Jr., Franf Carter, & The Rattlesnakes, Declan McKenna, Kneecap, James Arthur, Tom Morello, Archive, Sleaford Mods, dEUS, Snow Patrol, Yungblud, Bad Omens, Simple Plan, and The Beaches and Sum 41
Saturday 6 July will feature Brihang, Cian Ducrot, No Guidnce, Noname, The Blaze, Janelle Monae, Benjamin Clementine, Marc Rebillet, The Last Dinner Party, Róisín Murphy, Nothing But Thieves, Avril Lavigne, Khruangbin, The Kooks, Jessie Ware, and Arlo Parks
Sunday 7 July: Pretenders, IDLES, Lawrence, Matt Maltese, Sampha, Froukje, Parcels, Zara Larsson, Loyle Carner, High Vis, Michael Kiwanuka, Royal Blood, Jungle, The Breeders, and Lauren Spencer Smith
The Slope, Rock Werchter's smallest stage and incubator for new talent, will on Thursday 4 July feature The Southern River Band, Kingfishr, Alice Merton, Dehd, Skindred and The Clockworks at the Slope. Sprints, The Rumjacks, Hot Mulligan, The Armed, Neck Deep and Against The Current are confirmed for Friday 5 July. On Saturday 6 July, Peuk, Deadletter, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Bob Vylan, Palaye Royale and Prins S. en De Geit will rock the small outside arena. ISE, HotWax, Scowl, Soccer Mommy, The Snuts and High Vis will appear on Sunday July 7.
Tickets go on sale 01 December at 10AM (CET)
Usually 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.
A total of thirteen campsites have been available previously 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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