Rock Werchter Encore, the extra festival day planned to celebrate the return of summer festivals two years after Corona, has been cancelled. Production costs were very high, staff shortages and few festival-goers were decisive factors. However, if you have already purchased a ticket, do not despair. The “Encore” collection will be added to the “TW Classic” program, which will have a very large version this year.
“Momentum is not going well,” Rock Werchter announced the decision to move today’s festival Encore. The desire to experience festivals in full glory again after two years of silence is great. But there are a few dampers in the bustle. Consumer confidence has been lost, the live entertainment sector is understaffed, and production costs are rising.
According to the organization, the Rock Werchter Encore, scheduled for June 26, will eventually reach 25,000 festival-goers. “That’s great, but under the current circumstances, rethinking was the best option.” In any case, it will be an unprecedentedly crowded summer, with extra days of Tomorrowland, Pukkelpop and even some new festivals.
So the organization decided to incorporate “Encore” into the TW Classic, which takes place the day before. “We are creative and positive-minded entrepreneurs,” says organizer Hermann Scheuermanns. We are very excited to be able to bring Florence + the Machine to Festival Park, along with so many other artists who will be on Rock Wechter Encore. The TW Classic is selling very well. However, due in part to the addition of the two tents, there is still sufficient ticket capacity to combine the daily festivals. It will be wonderful.
Tickets remain valid
Concretely, this means that not one, but three phases – Main Stage, The Bar and KluB C – will be programmed for June 25. Already on the bill that day: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Placebo, The Smile, Courtney Barnett, Sleaford Mods, Whispering Sons. Converted from Rock Werchter Encore to Florence + the Machine, The Kid Laroi, The Specials, Zwangere Guy, Intergalactic Lovers, Sky Ferreira, AG Club and Sylvie Kreusch. Noordkaap was recently added to this poster.
So it will always be busy there in Festival Park in Worcester. On Sunday, June 19, the Werchter Boutique was completely sold out, a week later the TW Classic was sold out and a week later the Rock Werchter was also sold out. There are still tickets available for the TW Classic via Ticketmaster.be. Those who already have tickets to the Rock Werchter Encore can go to the TW Classic. If you can’t be there on Saturday, you can request a refund.
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