HORST Arts & Music Festival – Eighth Edition

Horst Music & Arts Festival - main arena
© Photography by Illias Teirlinck

Last week HORST Arts & Music dropped some pretty exciting news about what they have in store for next year. The Belgian collective are mostly known for their festival series, which celebrated its seventh edition in 2021. A testament to the team behind it, staying afloat, battling uncertainty and in the process, putting themselves firmly on the European festival map.

It was a standout session this year and as such, there was a strong appetite for the next from the first mention. Tickets for 2022 flew off the virtual shelves and within a week, all weekend and camping tickets were fully accounted for. Don’t worry though, there are still plenty of day tickets to get your hands on…

Horst Music & Arts Festival - arena
© Photography by Illias Teirlinck

The HORST Arts & Music festival will this time be trading September’s shorter days of sunshine for the warming days of Summer. More than 100 artists will descend to Vilvoorde over the three days, set across five stages at ASIAT. The former military site has become engulfed in nature, blending the raw industrial with the deep root of green. A fitting space to disconnect from the day to day and instead, connect with music and the surroundings.

Plenty more names are set to be revealed in due course, but for now we do know that Francesco Del Garda, DVS1, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, FAUZIA (live), and Sugar Free have all made the first cut, amongst others. Each stage will provide a unique clubbing experience, more details of which will be made known next month alongside details of the program.

Horst Music & Arts Festival cooling tower
© Photography by Dieter Van Caeneghem

There will also be a dedicated listening space, more about the unwind. The importance of chill out grows when you’re at it for three days. Next to the club music will feature a mixture of all sorts of ambient and relaxing – a space for any much needed downtime.

The festival will run from 29th April – 1st May next year, although after closing their presence will remain in the Exhibition. It has of course always been important for HORST to retain a balance between music and the arts. Although the full creative program is yet to be revealed, accessibility will continue from 12th May right through to 31st July.

HORST Arts & Music Festival - club
© Photography by Illias Teirlinck

Day tickets remain on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday – available directly via the HORST website.

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