29th edition of Dour Festival a tremendous success, with all previous records beaten.
During 5 days, 242 000 festivalgoers were present.
One year after the succesful edition of 2016, with 235 000 festivalgoers present, Dour Festival kept evolving and welcomed 242 000 festivalgoers this year (37 000 on Wednesday, 48 000 on Thursday, 50 000 on Friday, 55 000 on Saturday and 52 000 on Sunday).
Once more, the musical diversity and will to make the audience discover new music, were key to the festival (250 artists on 7 stages). Year after year, Dour Festival keeps developing its identity, without losing track of their key values. The festival made some adjustments to improve the accessibility of the area, and the Green Camping (a camping area with great respect for the environment), surpassed all expectations. The festivalgoers also greatly appreciated the efforts made by the festival team to reduce queues at the festival area.
La Caverne – new safe haven for rock lovers of all kinds, welcomed lots of visitors, whereas the Redbull Elektropedia Balzaal evolved as a worthy second main stage. Electronic music lovers were baffled by this sonic cathedral and the visual designs made by 15 VJs. Located at the very heart of the festival, both the Dub Corner and Le Petit Bois, were succesful islands of peace & quiet.
Dour Festival remains the biggest and most important musical event in the southern of Belgium, with widespread esteem and recognition. With a total budget of 13 million euro, it equivalents 225 full time jobs (directly and indirectly linked to the festival). At the festival, there were almost 48 km of barriers in place, to keep this temporary town, with an average of 48 800 festivalgoers per day, a safe place.
The 30th edition of Dour Festival will take place from July 11 until 15 2018. The first 500 tickets go on sale this Monday, July 17 at noon, at the reduced rate of 145 EUR. They are available at tickets.dourfestival.be