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Tomorrowland, Rock Werchter announce new music festival in Brussels

Fireworks pictured during the live set of Martin Solveig on the Lotus stage during the first day of the second weekend of the Tomorrowland music festival, Friday 26 July 2019. (BELGA PHOTO DAVID PINTENS)
05:36 27/01/2022

Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter have joined forces to bring a brand-new two-day music festival to Brussels. On Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May, Core Festival will take place in the Osseghem park near the Atomium.

The new Core Festival will present acts on four different stages spread out the park for two days, starting at noon and finishing at midnight on both days. Various genres are covered: indie, hip hop, electronica, hyperpop and alternative dance. The exact line-up will be announced soon.

With the Osseghem park, the organisers have opted for a beautiful and picturesque green space in Brussels, centrally located at the foot of the Atomium on the Heysel plateau. "It is a conscious choice to bring Core Festival to the outskirts of the city and visitors will find a wide and varied range of hotels and accommodation options in Brussels," the organisers said.

Brussels mayor Philippe Close is particularly pleased with the new initiative in the city. "We are proud that Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter, two of the most important players in the music world, are coming to Brussels with this new concept,” he said.

“It will be a total experience of music, art and nature. Brussels is celebrating and thus once again giving oxygen to the event, culture and hotel sector." The organisers expect up to 25,000 visitors per day, festival-goers from Belgium and across the world.

The presale starts on 23 February at 11.00, while the general ticket sale starts on 24 February. Pre-registration is now possible via www.corefestival.com. A day ticket is available from €67, and a weekend ticket from €123. VIP tickets and packages including hotel accommodation will also be offered.

Written by Nick Amies