Rock Werchter 2023

mattman

Headliner
Sfeerbeheer
4 dec 2013
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Als Keane en pakweg Rag n Bone man kunnen, dan is SP een zekerheid.
En Pixies, die nog het best te vergelijken zijn (oude grungy band met nieuwe albums die te verwaarlozen zijn), maar toch, dan hadden die precies al lang eens op RW gestaan de laatste 20 jaar.

Een treetje lager, genre Alice In Chains, zie ik ze sneller zoiets doen. Maar van mij mag het hoor.
 

RubenFrusciante

Geliefde act
11 feb 2017
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Live Nation Belgium CEO and Rock Werchter founder Herman Schueremans says this summer has been a “happy rebirth of festivals after two years of Covid”.

With a slate of sold-out festivals and concerts, Schueremans has hailed the season as “even better than 2019” and says that Belgium’s recovery is “well in line with the rest of Europe”.

A key highlight for Schueremans was Rock Werchter’s record sell-out which saw 66,000 combi-tickets and 80,000 one-day tickets fly off the shelf by the start of February – months earlier than usual.

Imagine Dragons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers and Metallica were among the acts that performed at Belgium’s biggest festival, which took place between 30 June to 3 July in Festivalpark, Werchter.

Sister festivals Werchter Boutique (cap. 60,000) and TW Classic (60,000) also sold out. However one-off event Rock Werchter Encore was called off just one month after it was announced due to “high production costs, staff shortages, and low consumer confidence”.

Elsewhere in LN Belgium’s stable of festivals, Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel sold out after its capacity was expanded from 50,000 capacity to 52,000 to match high demand.

The renowned heavy metal festival, which took place across four days, sold 42,500 combi tickets and 40,000 day tickets, drawing 82,500 unique attendees.

Schueremans has hailed the season as “even better than 2019”
Capitalising further on pent-up demand for festivals, Rock Werchter also launched a new two-day festival in Brussels in partnership with fellow Belgian festival behemoth Tomorrowland.

Core debuted between 27–28 May this year in Osseghem Park, a picturesque nature area in the Belgian capital, featuring an eclectic bill topped by Stormzy, Jamie xx and Mura Masa.

“It was a promising first year with a happy audience, happy artists and happy crew. It will do very well in 2023,” says Schueremans, who attributes the festival’s success to the synergy of the Rock Werchter and Tomorrowland teams.

“We brought both teams together again and made it work like clockwork. They took care of the look of the festival site and gave it a unique feel and our team took care of the artist bill. Together we are strong,” he adds.

Live Nation Belgium has also enjoyed an extraordinary summer of concerts, selling out four stadium shows for Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres tour. With 220,000 tickets sold, Schueremans says it is a new record in Belgium.

And the promoter’s sell-out success is already seeping into next year, having sold out TW Classic (18 June 2023) with headliner Bruce Springsteen, and Harry Styles’ show at Werchter Park (24 June 2023).

Werchter Boutique (17 June 2023) and Rock Werchter (29–30 June and 1–2 July 2023) will also return next year and will soon be announced.
 

Marnik

Campingartiest
25 nov 2021
89
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Live Nation Belgium CEO and Rock Werchter founder Herman Schueremans says this summer has been a “happy rebirth of festivals after two years of Covid”.

With a slate of sold-out festivals and concerts, Schueremans has hailed the season as “even better than 2019” and says that Belgium’s recovery is “well in line with the rest of Europe”.

A key highlight for Schueremans was Rock Werchter’s record sell-out which saw 66,000 combi-tickets and 80,000 one-day tickets fly off the shelf by the start of February – months earlier than usual.

Imagine Dragons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers and Metallica were among the acts that performed at Belgium’s biggest festival, which took place between 30 June to 3 July in Festivalpark, Werchter.

Sister festivals Werchter Boutique (cap. 60,000) and TW Classic (60,000) also sold out. However one-off event Rock Werchter Encore was called off just one month after it was announced due to “high production costs, staff shortages, and low consumer confidence”.

Elsewhere in LN Belgium’s stable of festivals, Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel sold out after its capacity was expanded from 50,000 capacity to 52,000 to match high demand.

The renowned heavy metal festival, which took place across four days, sold 42,500 combi tickets and 40,000 day tickets, drawing 82,500 unique attendees.


Capitalising further on pent-up demand for festivals, Rock Werchter also launched a new two-day festival in Brussels in partnership with fellow Belgian festival behemoth Tomorrowland.

Core debuted between 27–28 May this year in Osseghem Park, a picturesque nature area in the Belgian capital, featuring an eclectic bill topped by Stormzy, Jamie xx and Mura Masa.

“It was a promising first year with a happy audience, happy artists and happy crew. It will do very well in 2023,” says Schueremans, who attributes the festival’s success to the synergy of the Rock Werchter and Tomorrowland teams.

“We brought both teams together again and made it work like clockwork. They took care of the look of the festival site and gave it a unique feel and our team took care of the artist bill. Together we are strong,” he adds.

Live Nation Belgium has also enjoyed an extraordinary summer of concerts, selling out four stadium shows for Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres tour. With 220,000 tickets sold, Schueremans says it is a new record in Belgium.

And the promoter’s sell-out success is already seeping into next year, having sold out TW Classic (18 June 2023) with headliner Bruce Springsteen, and Harry Styles’ show at Werchter Park (24 June 2023).

Werchter Boutique (17 June 2023) and Rock Werchter (29–30 June and 1–2 July 2023) will also return next year and will soon be announced.
MERCI 😁
 

Everyknight

Sunset slot
13 jan 2014
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En Pixies, die nog het best te vergelijken zijn (oude grungy band met nieuwe albums die te verwaarlozen zijn), maar toch, dan hadden die precies al lang eens op RW gestaan de laatste 20 jaar.

Een treetje lager, genre Alice In Chains, zie ik ze sneller zoiets doen. Maar van mij mag het hoor.
Maar de band (Smashing Pumpkins) was in de loop der tijd uit elkaar gevallen. Zal er wel mee te maken hebben dat ze er niet meer stonden sinds 1997. Pas sinds 2018 zijn originele leden James Iha en Jimmy Chamberlin er beide terug bij. Dat in combinatie met nieuw werk geef ik ze pakweg toch 30% kans om op Rock Werchter te staan.

Maar Lokerse Feesten of een zaalshow lijkt inderdaad plausibeler. Hangt er natuurlijk vanaf welke maanden ze Europa zullen aandoen.
 

mattman

Headliner
Sfeerbeheer
4 dec 2013
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Ja, hun 2 enige aangekondigde festivaldagen zijn ook beide aan een recordtempo uitverkocht. Mooi hoor. Voor hen toch.
 

slyke

Dagopener
9 jan 2018
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Was er dan eigenlijk nog plaats over voor een 2de Classic?
Ik neem aan van niet... 😔
 

Toyah Hendrickx

Playlistbediener
16 feb 2022
38
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1.The Strokes
2.Liam Gallagher, het wordt eens tijd dat die op RW staat - al is het maar op één vd randpodia.
3.Pulp, lijkt me echter een band die een ideale trofee zou zijn voor één van de vele kleinere LN festivals.
 
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