If you’re looking for a Festival without the mud and with all the best bands then why not go to Belgium? Travel is easier and just as quick as getting to most of the UK festivals. Book the Eurostar (it only cost me £70 last year) and you can relax until you get into Brussels. The rest of the travel is free with your festival ticket. So no worries about your carbon footprint!
It seems all the decent bands split between the UK festivals meet up in Belgium for one big event. Rock Werchter has won the ILMC Arthur Award for the four times in the last five years demonstrating that things are much more organized and as a bonus there is better chance of avoiding the rain.
Give it a go and you will be going back year after year.
It’s the focal point of the Lower Town, surrounded by guild houses in the Flemish renaissance style, and it’s pretty magnificent. However, if you start planning you will see something that happens every other year: the Tapis de Fleurs (flower carpet). For 5 days in August the Grand Place is taken over by a massive floral display. Son et Lumiere shows complete the spectacle every night. The next will be in 2008. Worth booking especially as the Brussels summer music festival runs from the 11th to the 20th.each year and this includes 130 free concerts and entertainment throughout the city.
In the Lower Town
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