Ahw yeah, festival season is upon us! For me summer is not complete without attending any festivals, which means that I’ve got most of my tickets in the pocket since January already. Trying to get front stage when my favourite bands perform, strolling through the food stands, soaking up some sun at the relaxing zones and camping with my girlfriends is what I’m looking forward to every winter. One day I would love to attend Glastonbury, Roskilde or Coachella but for now I’m pretty happy with what Belgium has to offer! What festivals are on my schedule this year?
Last year my friends and I went on our first full-weekend festival trip ever! Yup, I had been to several festivals before, but only for one or two days. Since our 4 day Rock Werchter experience was so great last year and since the line-up was pretty EPIC, we decided to yet again buy combi tickets right away this year! In exactly 1 month I will be dragging my tent out of the attic and start contemplating whether to take one or two pairs of raincoats. Hmmm. The artists/bands that I’m looking forward to most are (obviously) Muse, Elbow, Balthazar, The Chemical Brothers, Eagles of Death Metal, Mumford and Sons aaand Kasabian. And many, many, many more!
Haachtesteenweg, Werchter. The festival is almost sold out, with exception of tickets for Friday.
There’s a new festival in town, guys! This underground house and electronic music festival aims to drop all of the unnecessary adornment and circus acts and wants the public to go back to the essence of house music with them. Located in the old fortress of Borsbeek, Antwerp Dystopia Festival offers a unique location to dance the afternoon/night away. The festival is powered by Forest Walker Records, the record label of my extremely talented boyfriend, so you can imagine I am thrilled to go! The best thing is that a regular day ticket will only cost you €15! Now we’re talking!
Fort III, Frans Beirenslaan 2A Borsbeek. Find the line-up and buy tickets here.
Annnnnd here’s number three on my festival 2015 schedule! My bestie and I actually wanted to see Linkin Park at Pukkelpop, but the tickets were a tad too expensive for just one band. Still, we always love to take that trip down to memory lane so we started looking for other favourite bands from our darkest teenage years that were playing in Belgium this summer. This resulted in us now considering going to Lokerse Feesten, where Janez Detd., one of our early 2000s poppunk crushes, will perform! Also playing at Lokerse Feesten this year: Tom Jones, The Kooks, Kaiser Chiefs, Goose, Oscar & The Wolf, Status Quo and many others.
Grote Kaai, Lokeren. Find the line-up and buy tickets here.
So, do you have any festival plans for this summer? Or aren’t you a big fan of attending festivals?