Founded in 1989 by Carlo Di Antonio, Dour Festival is the biggest music and touristic event in the French-speaking part of Belgium. For the last 28 years, the festival found the perfect formula to become one of the most important events in Europe: a unique, and eclectic line up, filled with impressive headliners and – more importantly – a lot of exciting discoveries, a terrain in the heart of the Borinage Terrils and an unsurpassed organisation; all of this for almost 230 000 young music lovers.
In 2016 the festival welcomed 235 000 festival goers from all over Europe, for 5 days full of love and music. The next edition will take place from July 12 until 16. It promises to be mind boggling once more: an improved festival area, a gigantic yet cosy camping and improved service for all music lovers.