Rock Werchter 2020 plans to continue despite coronavirus

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Foto: Dianne de Kievit / Festileaks (Rock Werchter 2018)

Rock Werchter 2020 releases a statement about the coronavirus outbreak. The organisation writes that the festival will continue as planned. Of course, they keep monitoring the situation with local institutions and health authorities.

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Rock Werchter releases this statement at a time when many events are cancelled in Belgium and the rest of Europe. The organisation stresses that the safety of artists, fans and workers is always the highest priority. The global coronavirus outbreak is a new situation for everyone, and they understand that many festivalgoers are uncertain about what will happen.

Rock Werchter 2020 takes place from 2 to 5 July. Visitors will enjoy Pearl Jam, The Strokes, Kendrick Lamar, System of a Down and many more at the Belgian festival. Although they are not thinking of cancelling or postponing now, this could change in the future. The organisation will follow all the instructions given by local institutions and health authorities.

The Belgian government has created an official information website about the coronavirus. Check this page when you are travelling to Rock Werchter (or Graspop). Festileaks will also keep you updated on everything that happens in relation to this summer’s festivals. Make sure to follow our website and social media.

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Photo: Ben Houdijk (Rock Werchter 2019)

Rock Werchter started as a one-day festival back in 1974. Now, with almost 90,000 visitors each day and around 80 bands for its four-day line-up, it is one of the biggest festivals in Europe. Through the years, it has hosted a variety of music genres and artists. From Metallica and Iron Maiden to David Bowie and Paul McCartney, all have taken the stage in Werchter, Belgium. The festival is known for its diverse crowds of all ages and nationalities.

Luc Reij
Content Manager for Festileaks | Originally from the Netherlands, but can now be found in London or Madrid | Already looking forward to the 2021 festivals #riptaylor