Rock Werchter is a great festival for stoners. The 4 days long event in Belgium, has a reputation for having great line-ups every year. In a series of articles, we look ahead to the 2013 edition. If you want to read up on the 2012 edition, check out our 2012 edition review here!
[typography font=”Droid Serif” size=”24″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff830f”]About Rock Werchter 2013[/typography]
Rock Werchter 2013 will be held from Thursday 4 July to Sunday 7 July in Werchter (Belgium). For four whole days the very best can be seen and heard on three stages in the Festivalpark. Established artists, today’s and yesterday’s heroes and the big sensations take to the Main Stage as usual. The Pyramid Marquee hosts all flavours of electronic dance on Thursday and Friday. And then it’s the upcoming talent, the more intimate performances and dance beats into the small hours on Saturday and Sunday. In the Barn, it will be nice to see old friends, but discover tomorrow’s heroes. It’s a sort of in-festival concert hall. Rock Werchter books acts from every musical genre. And it goes down well. The festival is an international hit. At Eurosonic in Groningen, Rock Werchter scooped the European Festival Award for “Best European Festival Line-Up”. More than 140,000 (unique) festival goers from all around the world found their way to a sold-out Rock Werchter over the four days of the festival in 2012.
[typography font=”Droid Serif” size=”24″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff830f”]Announced Headliners[/typography]
Announced so far are Green Day (Thursday, Main Stage), Blur (Friday, Main Stage), Kings of Leon (Friday, Main Stage), Rammstein (Saturday, Main Stage), Editors (Sunday, Main Stage) and Depeche Mode (Sunday, Main Stage). All 6 have performed earlier at Rock Werchter, Green Day’s last Rock Werchter visit was in 2010, while for Blur we see a return after 14 years since their last performance (1999). Kings of Leon was at Rock Werchter during the 2011 edition, the Editors in 2010 and 2012 (arguably the best performance in the 2012th edition), Rammstein too in 2010, while Depeche Mode’s last visit was in 2006.
While it’s still quite a while to go for the 2013th edition next year’s July, we definitely can’t wait! We’ll be there and will be covering the event for those who can’t go. Will you be there?
For tickets and more info, check out the Official Rock Werchter Website.
EDITORS EDIT: Thursday, 8-11-2012, the 7th act was announced. The Danish heavy metal band Volbeat!