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Six people arrested at Kamping Kitsch Club festival

12:18 26/08/2019

Police say they arrested six festivalgoers at the Kamping Kitsch Club festival – one for disturbing public order, the five others for public intoxication.

The festival, which bills itself as “the biggest dress-up party in Belgium”, was held in Kortrijk, West Flanders, on Saturday. Visitors had to be dressed up to be admitted to the festival and were encouraged to “step into the role of their trashy alter ego”. The festival drew 20,000 visitors on Saturday according to the organisers and it sold out two days before the event started.

Police told Het Laatste Nieuws that they also wrote up a summons for drug-dealing. They also said that two festivalgoers alleged having been sexually assaulted. One woman said she was groped by another festivalgoer, while the other woman said a photographer tried to remove her top.

Twenty festivalgoers were also taken to the hospital due to problems with alcohol.

Festival organisers said the event was a great success overall. “The vibe was again very happy,” said spokesperson Yannicke Geerts. “A lot of colour, the atmosphere was good, the acts were well-liked, and the new site is nice and big. The recipe for a successful edition, which it was.”

The Kortrijk festival featured performances by artists and local celebrities like former Big Brother star Betty as well as Marina Wally, Sergio and De Romeo’s.

Photo: Belga / Linde Walters

Written by Linda A. Thompson


Frank Lee

Nobody becomes a Big Brother "star." Big Brother is where your unemployed brother-in-law spends some time trying to convince other idiots that he might not be completely useless despite his obvious lack of skills.

Aug 28, 2019 18:44