WHERE: Werchter, Belgium
WHEN: from 30 June to 03 July 2022
Born in 1975, and today a true icon, Rock Werchter is one of the most famous rock festivals in all of Europe. For over 40 years now, the small Belgian town has been suddenly moving, becoming animated like a large metropolis.
The merit is above all of its rich program which, by now, boasts the presence of great international artists. It was on this stage that “hot” names from the music scene followed one another such as Talking Heads, Van Morrison, Metallica, Dire Straits, Depeche Mode, Lou Reed or Neil Young.
Today, Rock Werchter brings together more than 100,000 people, united by a passion for music, becoming one of the most important Rock festivals in all of Europe!
Not just any festival, but one of the most important on the world music scene. It is no coincidence, in fact, that Rock Werchter was awarded the title of European Festival Awards 2016; the prestigious award was awarded for its organization, efficiency and for the line-up of absolute prestige.
Tool, Muse, The cure, Greta Van Fleet are some of the names that have trod the scene in 2019, the last edition of the festival, before the Pandemic took hold all over the world. After two years of COVID, the time has finally come to celebrate again… in style. Looking at the 2022 lineup, the premises seem to be all there: Metallica, Pearl Jam, Imagine Dragons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, are just some of the names that will take the stage of Rock Werchter 2022.
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The Leuven train station is the connection center to reach the festival site by public transport.
Werchter is only 40 km from Brussels; therefore, the most comfortable method is certainly the airplane.
From Brussels International Airport, on level -1, direct trains to Leuven leave every hour; once you reach the city, the DE LIJN Bus Shuttle takes you in less than 15 minutes to Werchter. There are two different lines of this Shuttle: Line A takes you to the Haacht stop; the B line is instead destined to those who were directed to the A1 campsite, or to the B and C areas.
From Charleroi Airport, the connection with Werchter is more complicated. At the Terminal take Bus Line A which leads to the Charleroi Sud railway station; from here, a first train goes to the Brussels-Nord station, and, subsequently, a second train leads to Leuven, where you will find the Shuttle DE LIJN.
For those wishing to reach Werchter by car, here are the distances from the main European destinations. Amsterdam is just 200 kilometers away, while Paris is around 350 kilometers. From Bern, you travel about 650 kilometers, passing through France and Luxembourg. Berlin is about 750 kilometers away; from Milan, on the other hand, it takes just under 900 km to reach the destination, crossing the Gotthard Tunnel and entering Swiss territory.
You must exit at Rotselaar and, therefore, you reach Werchter.
Near the Festival there are about 15 parking areas, distributed in three large areas A, B, and C. It is not possible to move within the zones, therefore, once you enter one of these you will not be able to park in another ; furthermore, for security reasons, access to vehicles in Campsite areas is prohibited.
The definitive Line-Up of the 2022 edition of the festival has been officialized. Here is the list of artists who will perform from Thursday 30 June to Sunday 03 July.
As per tradition, it is possible to choose between season tickets (recommended) and tickets valid for a single day. Obviously, please note that tickets tend to run out in a very short time. It is therefore recommended to move well in advance.
Tickets valid for a single day cost €102.00 per person, plus taxes and commissions. They are valid for one day only, on a fixed, non-modifiable date.
The Pass, on the other hand, costs €238.00 and allows access to all 4 days of Rock Werchter. Furthermore, with the season ticket, you will receive a free pass on the bus or train to the Festival! The savings are evident.
Tickets and passes do not include access to the campsite for which a separate ticket must be purchased.
Throughout the Rock Werchter area, food and drinks are purchased through coupons. On the official website you can buy vouchers of 20, 40, 60 and 80 coupons that you will need for food and drinks. The price is 65 € for each voucher of 20.
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