Rock Werchter 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus

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Photo: Ben Houdijk (Rock Werchter 2019)

Rock Werchter will not go ahead this summer. The organisation confirms that they are cancelling the 2020 edition. The Belgian festival would have taken place from 2 to 5 July 2020.

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This decision by Rock Werchter comes as no surprise. The organisation was in close contact with the local authorities. Now the Belgian government have decided to ban all events, there was no other option than to cancel this year’s festival.

The organisation writes that more information about tickets will follow. Ticket holders will receive an email about this in the coming days.

Rock Werchter 2020 was due to take place from 2 to 5 July. Pearl Jam, The Strokes, Kendrick Lamar, Twenty One Pilots, Volbeat and System of a Down would have headlined the event. Additionally, Faith No More, Pixies, Liam Gallagher and many more completed the line-up.

Rock Werchter 2020

Rock Werchter 2018
Photo: Jokko

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.