Camping

Camping at Rock Werchter

Do you believe festivals and camping belong together like pepper and salt? Rock Werchter has multiple camping options! Close to the festival park, you’ll find The Hive. The Hive Camping, run by the festival organization, offer great comfort and facilities. The Hive also offers The Hive My Space, a great choice for anyone who is looking for a guaranteed spot of a couple of square metres. If you’re going for chill, perhaps a little more luxury and a pre-pitched accommodation? The Hive Resort is your place to be. The Hive ADL – in collaboration with Inter – is all about people with a disability. The Hive (Camping, Resort, My Space) is open from Wednesday noon. Campers also have access to The Hive’s Entertainment zone to relax during daytime, and party at night.

Not run by the festival organization, are the 3 Camping Regular campsites, all within walking distance of the festival park. These campsites are rather basic, but no less enjoyable! The Camping Regular campsites open on Thursday morning.

Camping Mobilhome is exclusively for campers/motorhomes. With tailored facilities.

Wild camping is strictly forbidden by law.

Camping tickets

If you wish to stay on one of the campsites, you need to purchase a campin ticket.

Festival campsites are reserved for festival visitors only. This is why you will need to present a camping ticket as well as a valid festival ticket (or festival bracelet). A camping ticket is valid for one person.


Camping tickets are part of the packages that are available for The Hive Resort and Camping Mobilhome.

Camping bracelet

In exchange for a valid camping ticket and upon presentation of a valid festival ticket, you can check in to the campsite. You will receive a camping bracelet showing which campsite you are staying on. This bracelet does not grant access to any of the other campsites.

Tip: do you wish to camp with friends? Be sure to decide on the campsite of your choice in advance!

Opening hours for the campsites

  • The Hive, The Hive My Space, The Hive Resort and Camping Mobilhome: from Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 2 pm until Monday 9 July 2018 at 12 pm (noon).
  • The Hive ADL and Camping Regular: from Thursday 5 July at 8 am until Monday 9 July 2018 at 12 pm (noon).

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.

Not allowed on the campsite

  • 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.

Safety at the campsite

Every campsite is divided into zones with fire lanes between them. Tents must be set up on the proper pitches. Please follow the campsite staff's instructions. Tents in the fire lane will be removed by the campsite staff.

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.

Questions and liability

Contact the camping manager on the spot.

Rock Werchter’s campsites - except for The Hive and The Hive Resort - are run by local associations, not by the festival’s organizers. The latter cannot be held responsible for any abuse on campsites. Complaints should be lodged with the campsite supervisor. Of course, problems may be pointed out to the local authorities of Haacht or Rotselaar and to the festival organizers as well. All camping-related matters are co-ordinated by the local councils of Haacht and Rotselaar. They have drawn up the rules with regard to pricing, opening hours, number of toilets, wrist bands, lighting, firebreaks, cleaning...

The Hive ADL - camping for people with a disability

The Hive ADL campsite is all about people with a disability, offering various facilities so these visitors can enjoy the festival to the fullest. The Hive ADL is located right across the street of the festival park. Also this year, Rock Werchter works in collaboration with Inter, an organization aiming for an optimal accessibility to events for people with a disability. Read more on The Hive ADL here.

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