//5 DAYS OF LOVE & ALTERNATIVE MUSIC//
Dour Festival is an annual music festival in the municipality of Dour, Belgium. Since its creation in 1989, the festival has grown to an attendance of about 144,000 in 2008 (over 4 days). The first year, only five bands were programmed (includingBernard Lavilliers). The festival format now consists of 4 days, 6 stages and 200 bands and DJ’s. The festival’s acts come from a wide range of genres, such as: electro, rock, drum and bass, pop, R&B, reggae, house, punk, hardcore, metal, hip-hop, indie, techno and more. Music is played for 17 hours each day, from 12pm until 5am. The festival attracts a very international and mixed crowd, at the 2009 event 40% of attendees were from Wallonia or Brussels, 32% Flanders, 16% France, 5% the Netherlands, 5% the United Kingdom and 2% elsewhere. In January 2010, Dour Festival won the prize for the best medium-sized festival at the European Festival Awards.
We’re at Dour Festival this year to do some festival and show reviews. We will also do some Hedenblij Sessions with bands of the Dour line-up.
Best news of the week: you can win two Dour Festival 2013 weekendtickets at our Facebookpage!
You can check out the full line-up right here.