Thursday 17 July 2008 — Sunday 20 July 2008
La Plaine de La Machine à Feu
Rue de La Machine à Feu, Dour, 7370, Belgium
This summer we'll celebrate the 20th Dour Festival. The event has been sold-out for the past 3 years and was even sold-out a few days early last summer. In 2007 the festival beat all its previous crowd records with a total of 144.000 kids over 4 days. Of those, more than 32 000 have slept in the camping site which the team was forced to open on Wednesday night. Indeed it was up to 23.000 festival-goers who arrived a day early! For the first time in its history the team had to turn away about 15.000 festivalgoers every day.
Dour has something for everyone
One of the strongest draws of Dour is without a doubt its programme. Every year at Dour you get a unique international bill (bands were coming from 28 different countries last year) that's different, alternative, independent, ambitious and sharp with an accent on new discoveries. All that at a very low price that can't be beaten.
Dour Festival is a meeting place for like-minded people
Since its beginning the Dour Festival has owed much of its appeal to its incredible atmosphere. A multi-cultural audience that shares a love for music and partying creates a fun vibe throughout the site. The Dour Festival has become the unmissable music event of the summer for thousands of kids across Europe.
A festival that listens to its audience
Last year we asked our audience to tell us their best and worst moments of the festival. Around 1200 of you took the time to get back to us. We've listened to your feedback and we'll make sure to use them to offer you a festival that's even closer to your expectations. We will send you regular updates on new improvements for the Dour 08
A festival with a conscience
The festival' social agenda is not a sideshow anymore. People come to Dour to get informed as well thanks to our NGO village. This summer will be the 4th time the festival will welcome many social and political associations to inform the festivalgoers about NGO's and what can be done to help the planet.
Dour Festival = 200 bands, 4 days, 6 stages
Like every summer the festival will be held on the 3rd weekend of July, by the spoil heaps of the old coal mining site 'La Plaine de La Machine a Feu'. Dour the village is situated in the south of Belgium, by the French Border. For 4 days 200 bands will play their tunes on 2 open-air stages and 4 marquees in front of an avid audience.
This is the festival that never sleeps with non stop music from 12am until 5am the next day.
The 20th Dour Festival
The Dour festival is a unique concept that has already seduced 1.255.000 festival-goers across Europe. Why should we change a winning formulae now? What about an even better bill in an even better atmosphere?
Would you miss that?