Oh helloooo there! This couch potato hasn't been posting much lately because, as you MIGHT have noticed on my Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter/Facebook/everywhere, I spent the last few days at Rock Werchter festival! My squad and I had booked our 4-day tickets months and months ahead, so during the last few study weeks we couldn't WAIT to start to our little music getaway. Just two days before hopping on the train I got an unexpected and last-minute invitation from Björn Borg to spend the night at their very impressive Rock Village. How could I not agree on trading the dirty, uncomfortable and sleepless camping life for my very first glamping experience?
Next to fresh fruits and the daily newspaper delivered in front of our lodge, we were spoiled with a delicious breakfast buffet, actual beds, free make-up and hair treatments, a pool, spinning classes, several jacuzzi's, a private car park and diviiiiiine, warm and clean showers! How's that for a luxury camping experience? We were delighted to find out that the village was located super close to the festival site, so we wouldn't miss a minute of the bands in the afternoon. Yeehaaaa!
About the music then! A LOT of bands that I was looking forward to unfortunately cancelled their show and I did think that this festival edition felt a bit... moderate. Luckily there were a few performances that really stood out for me and did not disappoint at all! The ones that I enjoyed most were probably Muse (ahahahahah, obviously), Balthazar, De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, Pharrell Williams, Tove Lo, Oscar & The Wolf, The Chemical Brothers and Kasabian. As usual it was super hard to choose between the different stages and I really hope to catch up with Elbow, Royal Blood, Mumford & Sons and Die Antwoord soon. REAL SOON.
I made a few fun shots with my phone and thought it would be fun sharing them with you!
I didn't photograph most of the bands since I wanted to focus on really enjoying them rather than watching them through my screen. However, for Muse I made a little exception... After all, Sabine and I had been waiting for two years for them to return to Belgium :-) It was my third time seeing them and this was definitely my favourite show! They cut the drama and went back to basics by focussing on a super tight set with smashing guitar solos and an excellent mix of older, more unknown songs and a selection of their big hits. You can see the entire show right here!
I made some really cool Snapchat stories as well but unfortunately couldn't save them for some weird reason. Anyway, there's more festival posts coming up soon, so keep an eye on the blog! Have you been to Rock Werchter? Any favourite performances?