The Hive practical

How to get there?

We recommend to travel to/from the festival using public transport. For those living closer to the festival, arriving by bicycle is a great option. Read more on 'How to get there?' here.

Heightened security measures

There will be pat-down searches at The Hive and The Hive Resort's entrance. Backpacks and luggage will be searched extensively.

The Hive Entertainment zone

The Hive Entertainment zone. For fun and relaxation. For a bite and a drink. For sports and games. During daytime, this zone is all about leisure. After sunset, it's time to party. Every night!

Comfort zones

The Hive aims for more quality and more comfort. That is reflected in more showers, more toilets and more water taps for campers. They will be located in various comfort zones spread across the campground. That way there will always be facilities close by. A shower costs 1.5 beverage/food vouchers. Toilets are free and accessible 24 hours a day.

There are more than enough showers and toilets in every comfort zone. It is also a cosy place to meet up. There is free Wi-Fi, a small bar with a terrace. Hot and cold beverages, breakfast and delicious sandwiches will be served in the comfort zones. Campers can also cook/heat up their own food in the comfort zone. Every comfort zone will have hot plates and electric kettles. Good to know: if you forgot something at home; deodorant, toothbrushes, napkins, sunscreen, shower gel, towels and more basic supplies are sold in the comfort zones. You'll find all sorts of camping equipment there too. Lockers can be found in each comfort zone to store your valuables safely.

Food and drinks

There is an extensive range of catering available at The Hive. There is a breakfast bar in each comfort zone. There are various food stands in the centrally-located entertainment zone. There is something for everyone. Beer and soft drinks will be on sale at the drinks stands. Specialised stands will also be selling coffee, milk, fruit juice, wine and cocktails.

You pay at the drinks and food stands with food and drink vouchers. The food and drink vouchers from the festival park are valid for payments in The Hive. You can also buy these vouchers in advance.

You can freely use the taps with drinking water at the sanitary blocks spread out over the festival grounds. In case of hot weather, we recommend everyone to drink plenty of extra water.

Charging point mobile phones/smartphones

You can visit the Proximus phone charging stands located at the The Hive Entertainment zone to get your hands on the Proximus powerbank. You can charge your phone in your pocket while you dance, mosh, and enjoy the festival!

Free Wifi

Free WiFi is available in every comfort zone and in the large entertainment zone.

First aid

The Red Cross and the ambulance service from Leuven are permanently present. Need first aid? Call 112 or call for help through the App 112. Never hesitate to ask a (camping) crew member for help. There is a permanent first aid post of the Red Cross at The Hive. The pharmacy in Werchter (Tweebruggenstraat 7) is open during every festival day, from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Avoid theft

A good piece of advice: leave your valuables at home. And whatever you do, don’t leave them in your tent unsupervised. None of the organizing parties (campsite staff, festival organizer, local authorities) can be held responsible for possible theft. Should you decide to take valuables along, you can always store them in the lockers at the festival park, at The Hive or at The Hive Resort.

Not allowed on The Hive

The following items are not allowed on The Hive:

  • Gazebos larger than 3 by 3 metres, or tents of an excessive size.
  • Glass, sharp objects, weapons.
  • Tapping equipment. Drinks are available at the campsites for a reasonable price.
  • Gas burners and installations are forbidden by order of the fire department.
  • Dry ice
  • Generators cause extra noise and they constitute an additional safety hazard.
  • Fire (torches, candles, cookers, charcoal BBQ, etc) is dangerous, especially with so many tents crowded together.
  • Pets, except for guide dogs.
  • Music equipment making too much noise will be confiscated. Respect your fellow campers' sleep.
  • Commercial activities: it is strictly forbidden to deal drugs, sell food or drinks, tickets and so on.
  • Flyers: it is forbidden to hand out flyers or any other promotional material.
  • Cars, motorbikes, trailers, caravans, camper vans, etc. They endanger camping safety. Hand trucks (trolleys) aren't allowed either. Motorhomes cna campers are only allowed on Camping Mobilhome.

About gazebos (‘party tents’): only gazebos with a maximal size of 3 metres by 3 metres are allowed. Gazebos have to be set up to cover at least half of your tent. Gazebos cannot be set up next to each other. A maximum of one gazebo is allowed in between multiple tents. Any tents/gazebos not pitched according to the rules will be removed. Please follow The Hive campsite staff’s directions. May we ask to securely set up your gazebo, taking into account its wind sensitivity?

Safety on The Hive

The Hive campsite is divided into zones with fire lanes in between. Tents have to be pitched on the designated camping spots. Please follow the campsite staff’s instructions. Fire lanes have to be clear at all times. Any tents or other material in the fire lanes will be removed by the campsite staff. The campsite is surrounded by a service lane. Very convenient for logistics, but also necessary for quick interventions by the emergency services and evacuations.

Gas burners and barbecues are not allowed on The Hive. If you wish to prepare your own hot meal, take a look in the comfort zones, where you can find microwave ovens, water kettles, furnaces, etc.

Keep The Hive clean

In order to keep the campsites as clean as possible, each camper will receive bin bags on arrival. The idea is to leave the (full) bags in the dedicated area when you leave.

Collect your festival bracelet early, on Wednesday.

Campers with a camping ticket for The Hive or The Hive Resort can already exchange their combi festival ticket for a combi festival bracelet on Wednesday, at the entrance of The Hive or The Hive Resort. Very convenient!

At your service

Our camping staff will be on hand to advise and assist campers. Do not hesitate to talk to these employees if you need help or information.