Rock Werchter

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Rock Werchter
Plaine de Werchter.jpg
GenreAlternative rock, rock, indie rock, pop, hip hop, heavy metal, electronic music, dance music
DatesFirst weekend in July
Location(s)Werchter Festivalpark, Werchter, Belgium
Years active1974 – present
Founded byHerman Schueremans
WebsiteFestival Website

Rock Werchter is an annual music festival held in the village of Werchter, near Leuven, Belgium, since 1976 and is a large sized rock music festival. The 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2014 festivals received the Arthur award for best festival in the world at the International Live Music Conference (ILMC). It can host 88,000 guests daily, of which 67,500 combine all four days, to add up to a total maximum of 149,500 different attendees.[1]

The festival started in 1974 as a one-day event with performances from Banzai and Kandahar, but over the years it has evolved to become one of Belgium's largest music festivals. Originally it was a double-festival, called "Torhout-Werchter", with two festival areas at different sites in Belgium: one in Werchter and one in Torhout. In 1999, the festival dropped the Torhout site and since then has taken place only in Werchter. Since 2003 Werchter has been a 4-day festival, as it was sold by owner Herman Schueremans to American organizers Live Nation. Schueremans however remains the main organizer of the event. The festival is organized every first weekend of the summer vacation in Belgium (last weekend of June or the first of July).

In recent years, there has been controversy about rising ticket prices. Because of this, Schueremans was heckled during an appearance on HUMO's Pop Poll, a Belgian alternative award show. At €200 for four days (€18 extra to include camping or €25 for xl-camping) in 2012, it was still considered a relatively inexpensive music festival.[2]

The camping sites officially open at 8am on the first day of the festival, but because of guests arriving early and camping on the street, the organizers have traditionally been forced to open the camping sites early - sometimes more than 24 hours. The campsites are located along the three main entrance roads into Werchter (from Haacht, Aarschot and Leuven), most of them within one kilometer of the festival site,[3] but some located as far as 3 kilometers away. In 2011, for the first time, XL camping tickets are available, allowing festival goers to arrive and camp from 4pm on the Wednesday before the festival.[4]

Until the 1990s, the festival attracted mostly Flemish festival goers, but in recent years it has become more and more international with an especially large influx of Dutch, French, Walloon and British visitors, with notable Australian, South African and other contingents.[5] Belgians alternatively go to the Pukkelpop and Dour festivals.

All graphics of Rock Werchter, inclusive the posters, were designed by Tom Hautekiet, who died in April 2020.[6]


Rock Werchter 2010

The festival started off as a one-day event, then named "Torhout-Werchter" festival, becoming a two-day festival in 1996, a 3-day festival in 2000, and a 4-day festival named "Rock Werchter" since 2003.

Before 1995, when the festival was still a double-festival, it had one stage with 8 or 9 bands performing twice, once in Torhout and once in Werchter. Since 1995 the Main stage was accompanied by a second stage. This stage was an open-air stage until 1999 when it was made a tent named 'Pyramid Marquee', with a capacity of 6,000 people. The performers in Pyramid Marquee are usually lesser-known or aimed at a specific audience. Sometimes groups that do well in Pyramid Marquee are expected to have a hard time taking the step to the Main stage, especially when they are seen as an act needing intimate, smaller venues. Sigur Rós is the most famous example of this, when they were programmed on Main Stage in 2008 after their 2006 performance in Pyramid Marquee, but they managed the transition and were hailed as one of the best performances of the festival.

Inside Pyramid Marquee

In 2012, a new third stage was added, called "The Barn" which is translated to "De Schuur" in Dutch, a reference to the nickname of organiser Herman Schueremans.[7] The new tent – with a capacity of 10,000 – is meant for the more intimate concerts on Rock Werchter, like Beirut in 2012.

In 2013, Pyramid Marquee was replaced by a new bigger tent, named "KluB C".

The bands presented at Rock Werchter are traditionally a balanced mix of well known artists, popular crowd-pleasing acts and local Belgian acts. Belgian band Deus in 2008 was the first local band to close the Main Stage on the last day for several years. The days usually start around noon and end around 1am. At the end of the last day there is a big fireworks show.

Satellite festivals[edit]

TW Classic[edit]

Since 2002, the organizers created TW Classic as a tribute to the early days of Rock Werchter. TW Classic ('TW', as in Torhout-Werchter, is the traditional abbreviation of the festival) is a one day/one stage festival held one week after the main event. It usually programs veteran acts like Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, The Police, Depeche Mode or Simple Minds, supplemented with younger mainstream Belgian acts. In 2014, The Rolling Stones headlined TW Classic as one of their few festival concerts of 2014. In 2015, Robbie Williams headlined with his Let Me Entertain You Tour, and in 2016 Bruce Springsteen returned to the stage.

Werchter Boutique[edit]

This new festival was created in 2008 and organised one week after the main festival. It mainly aims at complete families with acts for children, teenagers as well as adults. The main acts in 2008 were Tokio Hotel, Santana and Doe Maar. In 2009 was centered on a concert of Madonna during her Sticky & Sweet Tour. In all, 68,000 tickets were sold for the concert, making it a one-day sell-out event. In 2010 Prince made one of his only 3 stops in Europe as the headliner. In 2012, it was headlined by metal band Metallica, supported by various heavy metal and rock bands like Gojira, Mastodon and Soundgarden. Muse performed there during their 2013 Unsustainable Tour, with Belgian bands Balthazar and SX as support. In 2016, Rihanna was planned to headline the event, but a shortage of police forces on the planned day because of the Belgian national holiday led to the 2016 event being cancelled, with Rihanna rescheduled to appear a month later at Pukkelpop.

Main Square Festival[edit]

Since 2008, the organizers created a small version of Rock Werchter on the central square of Arras, in northern France. It is held on the same dates as Rock Werchter, with a similar line-up - which is an advantage for organisers as they can offer artists two shows instead of one. Arras was chosen as a location because of its large historic central square and because of the lack of big rock festivals in France.

Festival by year[edit]

Year Dates Guests per day (avg) Main artists Notes
1977 5,000 Philip Catherine, Jan Akkerman, Kayak, Dr. Feelgood
1978 6,000 Talking Heads, Dr. Feelgood, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds & Rockpile
1979 12,000 Raymond van het Groenewoud, Talking Heads, Dire Straits, Rory Gallagher
1980 18,000 Kevin Ayers, Fischer-Z, The Specials, The Kinks
1981 23,500 Elvis Costello & the Attractions, The Cure, Robert Palmer, Dire Straits The Cure, after being told to cut their set short by Robert Palmer's managers, play a 9-minute long rendition of "A Forest".
1982 37,500 Allez Allez, U2, Steve Miller Band, Talking Heads, Jackson Browne
1983 36,000 Eurythmics, Simple Minds, U2, Peter Gabriel, Van Morrison
1984 55,000 Chris Rea, John Hiatt, Joe Jackson, Simple Minds, Lou Reed Schueremans and De Meyer created StageCo Staging Company. All audio and video equipments were dismantled at Torhout and transported to Werchter to be built up for the Werchter leg of the festival. This had to be done in 10 hours.
1985 63,000 Ramones, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, R.E.M., Depeche Mode, U2, Joe Cocker
1986 60,000 Simply Red, Talk Talk, UB40, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Simple Minds Ticket price was Bfr 850, which is €21 nowadays.
1987 60,000 Iggy Pop, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Pretenders, Eurythmics, Peter Gabriel
1988 60,000 Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Los Lobos, John Hiatt, INXS, Bryan Adams, Sting Bryan Adams records his live album Live! Live! Live! while it "rained in torrents."
1989 50,000 Texas, Pixies, Tanita Tikaram, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Robert Cray Band, Elvis Costello, R.E.M., Joe Jackson, Lou Reed, Pink Floyd Elvis Costello is all by himself, yet he manages to overwhelm the crowd
1990 60,000 Mano Negra, De La Soul, The Jeff Healey Band, Lenny Kravitz, Ry Cooder / David Lindley, Wendy and Lisa, Sinéad O'Connor, Midnight Oil, Bob Dylan, The Cure
1991 50,500 The Scene, Dave Stewart, Deee-Lite, Happy Mondays, Bonnie Raitt, Pixies, Iggy Pop, Sting, Paul Simon In Torhout the crowd spontaneously started throwing empty bottles in the air during Sting's song 'Message in a Bottle', soon filling the skies with bottlework. The same happened in Werchter the next day, ending with bottles hitting people's heads and resulting in injuries. This incident marked the beginning of the prohibition of visitors bringing their own drinks to the festival, a decision criticized and alleged to be for mere commercial purposes.
1992 60,000 The Tragically Hip, Extreme, The Smashing Pumpkins, Crowded House, Lou Reed, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bryan Adams, Luka Bloom and Michael Jackson. Kiedis shouted at the crowd: "If you love us, throw more mud!" A few seconds later the stage was transformed in a place best described as a mud fight arena.
1993 60,000 Sonic Youth, The Levellers, The Black Crowes, Faith No More, Neil Young w/ Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Lenny Kravitz, Metallica
1994 50,500 Tool, Clawfinger, Therapy?, Sepultura, Rage Against the Machine, Aerosmith, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd A camping festival was held the night before the festival itself. dEUS and Tool performed on this stage.
1995 65,000 Jeff Buckley, PJ Harvey, The Offspring, The Cure, The Cranberries, R.E.M. Second stage added.
1996 50,000 David Bowie, The Chemical Brothers, Afghan Wigs, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Björk, Pulp, Massive Attack, Foo Fighters, Neil Young & Crazy Horse First time as a two-day festival. First time ever Radiohead played Paranoid Android.
1997 50,000 David Bowie, Daft Punk, Supergrass, Live, Radiohead, Jamiroquai, The Smashing Pumpkins, Beck, Deus
1998 20,000 Sonic Youth, Eagle Eye Cherry, Garbage, Therapy?, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Beastie Boys, Björk
1999 2–4 July 51,500 Pavement, Blur, Marilyn Manson, Bryan Adams, Metallica, Placebo, Robbie Williams, Faithless, Lenny Kravitz, R.E.M. First time in Werchter only. First time as a three-day festival (shows started at 5pm on Friday).
2000 30 June – 2 July 55,000 Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Bush, A Perfect Circle, Counting Crows, The Cure, Eels, Paul Weller, Live, Hooverphonic, Manu Chao, Kelis, Suzanne Vega
2001 29 June – 1 July 60,000 Fun Lovin' Criminals, Sting, Beck, Placebo, PJ Harvey, Muse, Sigur Rós, Grandaddy, Faithless, Coldplay, Incubus
2002 28 – 30 June 63,000 Sonic Youth, The White Stripes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rammstein, Queens of the Stone Age, Faithless, Coldplay
2003 26 – 29 June 70,000 Radiohead, Björk, Massive Attack, Moby, Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, R.E.M., Coldplay First time as a four-day-festival
Arthur award for Best festival in the world
2004 1 – 4 July 70,000 The Cure, Metallica, KoЯn, Lenny Kravitz, Pixies, Muse, 2 Many DJs, Placebo, Moloko Arthur award for Best festival in the world. Headliner David Bowie cancelled because of a shoulder nerve injury. 2 Many DJs were flown back from the UEFA Euro 2004 Final in Lisbon to replace him.
2005 30 June – 3 July 80,000 New Order, The Chemical Brothers, Garbage, Green Day, Kraftwerk, Queens of the Stone Age, Snoop Dogg, Faithless, Rammstein, Foo Fighters, R.E.M.
2006 29 June – 2 July 80,000 Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Eyed Peas, The Who, Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Placebo, Deus, Depeche Mode, Coldplay Arthur award for Best festival in the world
2007 28 June – 1 July 80,000 Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Pearl Jam, The Chemical Brothers, Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Faithless Arthur award for Best festival in the world. Pearl Jam finally played at the festival after cancellations in 1992 (Eddie Vedder's stress collapse) and 2000 (drama at Roskilde).
2008 3 – 6 July 80,000 The Chemical Brothers, R.E.M., Moby, Neil Young, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Deus, Beck, Kaiser Chiefs The ILMC (who gives the Arthur Awards) changed their restrictions, a festival which has won 2 years in a row can not enter the next year. This change has been done in favour of the other festivals.
2009 2 – 5 July 80,000 Coldplay, The Killers, Lady Gaga, Placebo, Metallica, Kings of Leon, Oasis, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Nine Inch Nails, Limp Bizkit European Festival Award for Best line-up, artist's favourite festival and best promoter
2010 1 – 4 July 80,000 Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, Muse, Pink, Rammstein, Faithless, Green Day, Them Crooked Vultures, Editors
2011 30 June – 3 July 82,750 Coldplay , Linkin Park, Kings of Leon, Iron Maiden, The Chemical Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Robyn, Black Eyed Peas European Festival Award for Best line-up
2012 28 June – 1 July 85,000 Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Garbage, Skrillex, Justice, Pearl Jam, Deadmau5, Mumford & Sons, Editors, Rise Against, Chase & Status, Snow Patrol Third stage added, Arthur award for Best festival in the world
2013 4 – 7 July 85,000 Depeche Mode, Blur, Rammstein, Green Day, Kings of Leon, The National, Editors, Netsky, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Volbeat
2014 3 – 6 July 88,000 Pearl Jam, Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Pixies, The Black Keys, Placebo, Damon Albarn, Skrillex, Ellie Goulding One of only two festival appearances by Pearl Jam in their exclusive 12-date 2014 European tour.
2015 25–28 June 88,000 The Chemical Brothers, Faith No More, Mumford & Sons, Pharrell Williams, Lenny Kravitz, The Prodigy, Muse, Kasabian [8]
2016 30 June – 3 July TBD Rammstein, Florence and the Machine, Paul McCartney, Ellie Goulding, Editors, Iggy Pop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
2017 Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Linkin Park, System Of A Down, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Alt-J, Blink 182, Imagine Dragons
2018 5-8 July Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Pearl Jam, Gorillaz, The Killers, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Jack White, Nine Inch Nails, First year with 4 stages
2019 Fleetwood Mac, Kylie Minogue, Tool, The Cure, Muse, Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine, Bring Me The Horizon

Recent years[edit]


Day 1: Underworld, Radiohead, Björk
Day 2: Massive Attack, Moby, Ozark Henry, The Roots, Feeder, Morgan Heritage, The Polyphonic Spree
Day 3: Metallica, Arno, Queens of the Stone Age, Anouk, Xzibit, Millionaire, Stone Sour, 't Hof van Commerce, Krezip
Day 4: R.E.M., Coldplay, Counting Crows, Cypress Hill, The Cardigans, Supergrass, Stereophonics, De la Soul, Das Pop


Muse at Werchter Festival 2004

Day 1: Basement Jaxx, The Cure, Pink, Sean Paul, Michael Franti & Spearhead
Day 2: Metallica, KoЯn, The Darkness, Dropkick Murphys, Monster Magnet, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Lostprophets
Day 3: Lenny Kravitz, Muse, Moloko, Wu-Tang Clan, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The Black Eyed Peas, Within Temptation, Heideroosjes, The Rasmus
Day 4: 2 Many DJs, Placebo, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Lamb, Starsailor, Zornik, Danko Jones
David Bowie was meant to headline the festival but had to cancel.


Day 1: The Chemical Brothers, Kraftwerk, Snoop Dogg, Ozark Henry, New Order, The Bravery
Day 2: Faithless, Green Day, Velvet Revolver, Garbage, Within Temptation, Jimmy Eat World, KT Tunstall, Simple Plan
Day 3: Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails, Audioslave, The Game, 't Hof van Commerce, Daan, Pennywise, Therapy?
Day 4: R.E.M., Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Soulwax, Keane, Feeder, Kane, Flogging Molly


The Who at Werchter Festival 2006

Day 1: Matisyahu, Deftones, Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System, Kaizers Orchestra, Death Cab for Cutie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Eyed Peas, Tool, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, The Streets, Roger Sanchez
Day 2: The Who, Muse, Skin, Kanye West, Editors, Live, Anouk. The Kooks, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Elbow, Mogwai, Radio Soulwax presents: Vitalic, Soulwax Nite Versions, Tiga, 2 Many DJs
Day 3: Wolfmother, Arsenal, Kelis, Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, Placebo, Deus, Donavon Frankenreiter, Arctic Monkeys, Goldfrapp, Sigur Rós
Day 4: Absynthe Minded, Eels, Starsailor, Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Hooverphonic, Depeche Mode, Collective Soul, Bettye LaVette, An Pierlé & White Velvet, Laurent Garnier & Bugge Wesseltoft featuring Philippe Nadaud, Superdiscount, Hard-Fi



Day 1:
Main Stage: The Chemical Brothers, R.E.M., Lenny Kravitz, Mika, Counting Crows, Air Traffic
Pyramid Marquee: 2manydjs, Soulwax, Shameboy, The National, Vampire Weekend, Modern Skirts

Day 2:
Main Stage: Moby, Neil Young, The Verve, Jay-Z, Babyshambles, Slayer, Monza, The Black Box Revelation
Pyramid Marquee: Digitalism, Hot Chip, Zita Swoon, Duffy, My Morning Jacket, Ben Folds, Patrick Watson, The Cool Kids

Babyshambles canceled and were replaced by Air Traffic.

Day 3:
Main Stage: Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Kings of Leon, Editors, The Hives, Gossip, The Whigs
Pyramid Marquee: Róisín Murphy, Gnarls Barkley, MGMT, Kate Nash, KT Tunstall, Galactic, Band of Horses, Donavon Frankenreiter

Day 4:
Main Stage: Deus, The Black Box Revelation, Anouk, Beck, Kaiser Chiefs, The Raconteurs, The Kooks, Panic! at the Disco, The John Butler Trio
Pyramid Marquee: Nightwish, Underworld, Justice, Grinderman, Mark Ronson, Hercules and Love Affair, Tim Vanhamel, DeVotchKa


Day 1:
Main Stage: The Prodigy, Oasis, Placebo, Dave Matthews Band, Lily Allen, Eagles of Death Metal
Pyramid Marquee: Tiga, Pendulum, Laurent Garnier, Fleet Foxes, Emiliana Torrini, Expatriate

Day 2:
Main Stage: Coldplay, The Killers, Bloc Party, Elbow, Amy Macdonald, White Lies, Just Jack
Pyramid Marquee: Lady Gaga, Arsenal, Jason Mraz, The Streets, M.Ward, Priscilla Ahn, Henry Rollins - Spoken Word

Day 3:
Main Stage: 2ManyDjs, Kings of Leon, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Franz Ferdinand, Limp Bizkit, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Social Distortion, Triggerfinger
Pyramid Marquee: Boys Noize, Grace Jones, Katy Perry, Mogwai, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Regina Spektor, Jasper Erkens

Day 4:
Main Stage: Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Kaiser Chiefs, The Black Eyed Peas, The Mars Volta, Seasick Steve, Mastodon, Metro Station
Pyramid Marquee: Milk Inc, Röyksopp, Ghinzu, The Script, Lady Linn And Her Magnificent Seven, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, The Hickey Underworld



Day 1:
Main Stage: Linkin Park, The Chemical Brothers, Queens Of The Stone Age, Anouk, The Hives, Seasick Steve and OFWGKTA
Pyramid Marquee: Hurts, Beady Eye, Eels, James Blake, Aloe Blacc, TV On The Radio and Warpaint
Day 2:
Main Stage: Kings of Leon, Arsenal, Arctic Monkeys, The National, White Lies, Triggerfinger, My Chemical Romance and Mona
Pyramid Marquee: The Subs, Goose, Chase and Status, Ozark Henry, Jimmy Eat World, Kesha, Lissie and Grouplove
Day 3:
Main Stage: Coldplay, Portishead, PJ Harvey, Elbow, Bruno Mars, The Gaslight Anthem and Rival Sons
Pyramid Marquee: Underworld, Magnetic Man, Selah Sue, Bright Eyes, I Blame Coco, Jenny and Johnny, The Pretty Reckless and Evaline
Day 4:
Main Stage: Iron Maiden, The Black Eyed Peas, A-Trak, Grinderman, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, Social Distortion and All Time Low
Pyramid Marquee: Digitalism, Robyn, Fleet Foxes, Brandon Flowers, Two Door Cinema Club, Tame Impala, The Vaccines and Everything Everything


Thursday 28 June Friday 29 June Saturday 30 June Sunday 1 July
Main Stage The All-American Rejects

Within Temptation

Rise Against



The Cure



Wiz Khalifa
Jack White

Pearl Jam


't Hof van Commerce
The Black Box Revelation


Mumford & Sons

The xx

Chase & Status

The Hickey Underworld

The Vaccines
Dropkick Murphys
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Florence and the Machine

Snow Patrol

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Pyramid Marquee Kraantje Pappie
Amon Tobin
Cypress Hill
Skream ft. Sgt. Pokes
Eastern Conference Champions
Perfume Genius
Azari & III
DJ Fresh
Katy B
Birdy Nam Nam
James Vincent McMorrow
Alabama Shakes
Ben Howard
Regina Spektor
Paul Kalkbrenner
Other Lives
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Die Antwoord
Mac Miller
Knife Party
Steve Aoki
The Barn Metric
Bombay Bicycle Club
The Maccabees
Selah Sue
The Kooks
School is Cool
Miles Kane
The Temper Trap
Lana Del Rey
Bat for Lashes
Michael Kiwanuka
Noah and the Whale
Simple Minds
My Morning Jacket
Agnes Obel
Anna Calvi
M. Ward
Ed Sheeran
James Morrison


July 4 July 5 July 6 July 7
Main Stage All Time Low
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Vampire Weekend
The National
Green Day
Netsky Live
The Bots
Two Door Cinema Club
The Hives
The Script
Kings of Leon
Modest Mouse
Kendrick Lamar
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
A Day to Remember
Gogol Bordello
Band of Horses
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Depeche Mode
KluB C Fidlar
Vintage Trouble
Laura Mvula
Jessie Ware
Jamie Lidell
Dizzee Rascal
The Bloody Beetroots
Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaries
Angel Haze
Major Lazer
Vitalic VTLZR
Boys Noize
Azealia Banks
James Blake
Tom Odell
Asaf Avidan
Jake Bugg
The Barn Palma Violets
The Black Angels
Biffy Clyro
Bloc Party
Sigur Rós
Gary Clark Jr.
Lianne La Havas
The Lumineers
Richard Hawley
John Legend
Ben Howard
Trash Talk
Jonathan Jeremiah
Odd Future
Earl Sweatshirt
Django Django
Tame Impala
Frank Ocean
Matthew E. White
Of Monsters and Men
The Gaslight Anthem


July 3 July 4 July 5 July 6
Main Stage Radkey
Dropkick Murphys
Miles Kane
White Lies
The 1975
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Ellie Goulding
Paolo Nutini
Arctic Monkeys
Major Lazer
The Temperance Movement
Biffy Clyro
The Black Keys
Pearl Jam
Franz Ferdinand
Kings Of Leon
KluB C Daptone Super Soul Revue
Valerie June
London Grammar
Damon Albarn
The Opposites
George Ezra
Trixie Whitley
Parov Stelar Band
Crystal Fighters
Katy B
The Subs
Twenty One Pilots
Mélanie De Biasio
Parquet Courts
Angus & Julia Stone
The Barn The Wombats
Bombay Bicycle Club
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space shifters
The Strypes
Sam Smith
The Naked and Famous
Foster The People
Jack Johnson
Jonny Lange
Ozark Henry
Imagine Dragons
Agnes Obel
Oscar and the Wolf
Royal Blood
Lykke Li
Chase & Status


Main Stage KluB C The Barn
Day 1 25 June The Chemical Brothers
Faith No More
Florence and the Machine
Rise Against
Royal Blood
Eagles of Death Metal
Hot Chip
Chet Faker
Years & Years
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
Oscar and the Wolf
Patti Smith
James Bay
First Aid Kit
Jack Garratt
Day 2 26 June Pharrell Williams
Mumford & Sons
Of Monsters and Men
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
The Last Internationale
FKA twigs
The Cat Empire
Sharon Kovacs
Róisín Murphy
John Newman
Death Cab for Cutie
Gavin James
Lonely The Brave
Day 3 27 June The Prodigy
Lenny Kravitz
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
The War on Drugs
Royal Blood
De jeugd van tegenwoordig
Selah Sue
Kid Ink
Seinabo Sey
Tout va bien
CC Smugglers
Damien Rice
Angus & Julia Stone
Ryan Adams
The Tallest Man on Earth
Other Lives
Day 4 28 June Muse
The Script
Counting Crows
Circa Waves

Enter Shikari

Red Fang

Gabriel Rios
Maxi Jazz
Christine and the Queens
Tove Lo
Leon Bridges
Die Antwoord
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
Alabama Shakes
The Vaccines
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The Van Jets

Canceled Artists
Day 1: Foo Fighters --> Faith No More, Royal Blood
Day 2: BADBADNOTGOOD --> Funfanu

Day 2: Ben Howard --> Balthazar (moved from the Barn to Main stage)
Day 3: Sam Smith --> The Tallest Man on Earth
Day 4: JD McPherson --> The Van Jets
Day 4: Jessie J --> Circa Waves


Main Stage KluB C The Barn
Day 1 30 June Disclosure
Paul McCartney
Ellie Goulding
Jake Bugg
Kaiser Chiefs
The London Souls
James Blake
Walk Off The Earth
Ryan Bingham
Barns Courtney
Years & Years
New Order
Guy Garvey
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Samm Henshaw
Day 2 1 July Rammstein
The Offspring
At the Drive-In
Black Box Revelation
Bring Me the Horizon
The Van Jets
Blackberry Smoke
The 1975
Trixie Whitley
Oh Wonder
Jagwar Ma
Parov Stelar
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
Richard Hawley
Gary Clark Jr.
Frightened Rabbit
Day 3 2 July Editors
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Two Door Cinema Club
Band of Horses
The Struts
Paul Kalkbrenner
Lost Frequencies
Alessia Cara
Tame Impala
PJ Harvey
Glen Hansard
Courtney Barnett
Mura Masa
Day 4 3 July Florence + The Machine
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Last Shadow Puppets
Iggy Pop
James Bay
The Strypes
Vintage Trouble
Skunk Anansie
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Elle King
Jamie XX
Lianne La Havas
Bear's Den
Alice on the Roof


Main Stage KluB C The Barn
Day 1 29 June Het Zesde Metaal


Prophets of Rage

Imagine Dragons

Arcade Fire

Kings of Leon

Declan McKenna



Beth Ditto

Xavier Rudd

Mura Masa

Tout Va Bien

Cigarettes After Sex

Mark Lanegan

Agnes Obel


The Chainsmokers

Day 2 30 June Coely


Nathaniel Rateliff

White Lies

Royal Blood

James Blake




Maggie Rogers


Dua Lipa

The Pretenders

Charlotte de Witte



Future Islands



Oscar and the Wolf

Day 3 1 July Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Blues Pills

Seasick Steve

Jimmy Eat World


System of a Down

Linkin Park

Tash Sultana

J. Bernardt

Machine Gun Kelly

Charli XCX

Milky Chance

Crystal Fighters

Above & Beyond


Glass Animals





Day 4 2 July Nothing but Thieves

Dropkick Murphys

The Kills

The Lumineers


Foo Fighters

Karen Elson


Fatima Yamaha

Benjamin Clementine


The Avalanches


Cage the Elephant

Thurston Moore

Rae Sremmurd

Rag'n'Bone Man


Tourist LeMC


Date Main Stage KluB C The Barn
Day 1: 5 July
Day 2: 6 July
Day 3: 7 July
Day 4: 8 July


Date Main Stage KluB C The Barn The Slope
Day 1: 27 June
Day 2: 28 June
Day 3: 29 June
Day 4: 30 June


Canceled due of COVID-19 pandemic


Canceled due of COVID-19 pandemic

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "News - Rock Werchter 2014". Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  2. ^ "Rock Werchter is helemaal niet duur - Opinie - De Morgen" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2014-07-04.
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Coordinates: 50°58′5″N 4°41′3″E / 50.96806°N 4.68417°E / 50.96806; 4.68417