Summer in Belgium is the same as the festival season. This week we were introduced to the Lokerse Feesten in Lokeren for the first time. This 10-day festival takes place every year in August and it has been on our wish list for some time. With names such as Die Antwoord, Zara Larsson, Clean Bandit but also Clouseau, Bart Peeters and Coely, this is both a national and international festival with excellent artists! Read here why you should go there too!
Atmosphere and cosiness
When you step inside the grounds of the Lokerse Feesten, the cozy décor immediately stands out. It is small, with only one stage,but that immediately creates an unspoken togetherness. Everyone who is there is looking forward to the artists who will perform on that one big stage. The atmosphere there is excellent. Everyone is in a party mood and the silences between the artists is filled with danceable music from a number of DJs. You can also relax in the chill zone with a nice drink or a snack. For atmosphere and cosiness a thick 10/10!
As mentioned before, the Lokerse Festivals are packed with big international namesevery year. This year there are a lot of valves on the line-up including Simple Minds, Die Antwoord, The Prodigy, Zara Larsson, Clean Bandit, Chase & Status and so much more. But also well-known Belgian artists will supplement the program this year. We saw clouseau, Bart Peeters, Niels Destadsbader, Coely and Warhola pass by. And we saw that it was good!
This festival not only brings a lot of atmosphere and the best artists to Lokeren, but are also super affordable for your wallet! Tickets fluctuate a bit between 15 and 45 euros per day. Not expensive at all so to see some of your favorite artists. Every day has a common thread through a certain genre of music that comes back to all artists, allowing you to experience your ideal night out. So you have a day with only Flemish singers,one with metal music and one with rap/hip hop. Something for everyone! You often don’t just see one of your favorite artists pass by, but several in a day. And all for a small price. We are completely sold!
Are you going to the Lokerse parties?
The Lokerse Feesten are still busy and tickets are still availablefor certain dates. Be quick if you want to be there! It’s a unique experience and you don’t have to spend half a month’s wage on it. A special night out in Lokeren, without a doubt! See more of the Lokerse parties? Be sure to follow our Instagram page for more. Wherever you will soon you will follow our visit to the free festival Maanrock in Mechelen.