Friendly Belgian festival with a reliably strong, eclectic lineup and one eye on the environment.
Near the borders of Holland and Germany, Belgium’s Les Ardentes (roughly ‘burning desire’) is a collision of musical styles and cultures, all held together with an eco-friendly ethos and a crowd united in partying hard.
The setting combines the urban backdrop of Liege with a tree-lined rural riverside park, and those contrasts extend to the music.
This being Belgium, there’s plenty of high quality eats and drinks to match the high quality sounds, and you can bring your own packed lunch if no one makes food like maman.
Somewhat improbably, the festival holds breakfast meetings where campers can meet representatives from NGOs like Medecins Sans Frontieres, Oxfam and the Red Cross.
How do I get there?
Travelling by Train: There are two direct trains from Brussels (North, Central and Midi stations) per hour and a ticket costs 13.70 euro. For more information visit TEC.
Travelling by Metro: Visit STIB-MIVB for timetables and prices.
Travelling by Air: All overseas airlines arrive at Brussels National Airport.
Using the Eurostar: Visit the Eurostar site for more information.
Tickets can be bought right here, dear.
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets will be available via the website.