The Hive practical

How to get there?

If you're arriving by bike, you can park your cicycle nearby, free of charge. Read more on bicycle parking here.

If you're travelling using public transport, take the free De Lijn festival shuttle bus from the Leuven train station to Haacht. This bus will take you close to The Hive. On Wednesday, only holders of a The Hive camping ticket can use this service. From Thursday, the festival buses will be open to all festivalgoers. Read more here.

Those arriving by car are advised to take the E19 Brussels-Antwerp. From the highway, follow the signposting to the parksite. IF all parksites in zone A are full, the signposting will direct you to a different zone.

Map: camping & parking areas

Security measures at the entrance

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

CNTRL PRK

Previously know as The Hive Entertainment zone, now CNTRL PRK! For leisure and entertainment. For a drink and a bite. For fun and games. At daytime, CNTRL PRK is all about entertainment. Late night, there’s time for party and cosiness. CNTRL PRK is centrally located (what’s in a name?) inside The Hive. Only accessible to people staying on The Hive or The Hive Resort.

Activities & facilities

  • World Cup The Hive
    • On Friday 6 and Saturday 7 July, the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup in Russia are scheduled. Support your team in CNTRL PRK! All four games will be shown on the big screen.
    • Every day: football games on that same big screen. Join the fun on the spot.
  • Party! Time to dance! Studio Brussel ensures the best party every night!
    • Wednesday 4 July from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.: Omdat Het Kan Soundsystem // Skyve // DJ Yolotanker // Jeroen Delodder. MC: Eva De Roo
    • Thursday 5 July  from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m: Double D // Mr. T. MC: Bram Willems
    • Friday 6 July  from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m: Shizzle Le Sauvage // Skyve. MC: Eva De Roo
    • Saturday 7 July  from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m: Omdat Het Kan Soundsystem // Double D. MC: Stijn Van de Voorde
    • Sunday 8 July  from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m: DJ Walt // Johnny DC. MC Linde Merckpoel
  • New: Wax Bar. Feel like a healthy breakfast? A glass of punch? A savory snack? A specialty beer? A cozy chat with new friends? Welcome to Wax Bar. The ideal hangout, the nicest bar of The Hive. Wax Bar is open from 8 a.m. until late at night.
  • PicNic: chill out, enjoy a tasty cocktail or grab a bite at the food trucks by Mrs Crocque, Johnny Wrap, Lulus Kitchen or Cor.
  • Charging station for (smart)phones
  • Free wifi  

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.

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.

Packing your tent and taking it back home with you is a piece of cake. We count on your common (and green) sense to go for a greener Werchter together.

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 CNTRL PRK. 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

You can visit the Proximus phone charging stands located at CNTRL PRK to get your hands on the Proximus powerbank.

Free Wifi

Free WiFi is available in every comfort zone and in CNTRL PRK.

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.

Do's & Don'ts

Not okay/not allowed:

  • 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.
  • 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 can campers are only allowed on Camping Mobilhome.

Do's:

  • enjoy your stay
  • make friends
  • respect your fellow campers
  • sleep well
  • brush your teeth
  • wash your hands
  • shower regularly


(*) 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.

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.