This weekend brings that time of year again: the award-winning Rock Werchter music festival is back!

This crazy festival is known as one of Belgium’s greatest summer festivals that knows no music genre boundaries. It annually takes place on the first weekend of July in a small town that has been celebrating this event for more than the last 40 years.

From Thursday July 5th to Sunday July 8th, the Belgian town of Werchter will be flooded with music festivals fans from all over Belgium, Europe, and even the world. The festival has attracted some of the hottest names in music right now, along with excellent food and drinks, unparalleled fun, and overall some of the festival atmosphere in the world.

If you are lucky enough to experience this music festival, you will be rewarded by world class performances and a weekend of fun that you will definitely remember for a lifetime.

Additionally, this year holds an extra special treat as well: festival organizers have just announced they will be playing the World Cup match live as Belgium faces off against Brazil in the quarterfinals at 8pm on Friday July 6th.

This does overlap with some unfortunate performers though, and fans of both will have to choose which event will take priority. Just as in 2014 when Belgium faced Argentina in the same situation during Rock Werchter, Belgian fans will be able to watch their team on the big screen, and possibly have the chance to celebrate relentlessly after the match!

Getting to Werchter Music Festival

To be exact, the festival is located on Haachtsesteenweg in Werchter, Belgium.

A huge parking will be available next to the festival. It’ll cost you an extra 20€ to leave your car there. And you’ll probably have to wait for some time to get in and out of the parking as a LOT of people choose that option.

To make your life easier, the festival organizers have made extensive agreements with Belgian public transportation to provide transportation to and from the festival grounds for all festival-goers.

Each festival ticket can be used to redeem free train tickets or bus tickets from Leuven to the festival site and back.

As for transferring details from Leuven to the festival, organizers have made the process very simple. You can find all the information on their website providing complete times for buses to the festival and back, maps of the festival site, directions to obtain your free train ticket, and so much more. 

If you’re choosing this easy way, locating a parking spot near Leuven’s train station is probably your top priority. Don’t worry though, parking in Leuven is a breeze with the cPark app which lets you easily see each and every street’s parking regulations and best places to park.


The custom color-coded map shows which streets are free to park on, which are not, at what times, and so much more. You can download cPark to have the latest version of the parking map and all the rules associated to it. cPark is available in almost all major Belgian cities😉

We are also extending to other cities in Europe, so please let us know which city you think we should expand to next.

Enjoy the festival and GO BELGIUM !!!