Paradise City, the festival known for its ecological vision, has attracted tens of thousands of visitors in three days, which has the organisation looking back with great satisfaction.
On Friday there were 10,000 festival-goers, while Saturday was even more popular as it saw 12,000 visitors coming to Perk. That day was completely sold out. Another estimated 10,000 are expected on Sunday.
As always, the festival took place at the castle of Ribaucourt in Perk, part of Steenokkerzeel in Flemish Brabant.
The Paradise City poster featured big techno and dance names such as Shanti Celeste, Maribou State, John Talabot and Nico Morano. Sunday evening toppers Fatima Yamaha and Hunee will close the festival. Since this year, there is an extra podium, which brings the total to five.
“We are very satisfied,” said organiser Gilles De Decker. “The weather gods were with us, the atmosphere is exuberant. Two stages were also given a new design: we get good feedback on that and we are very happy with it.”
For the first time, the festival provides night trains to go home after each day. From Vilvoorde station, people can take the train to Mechelen/Antwerp or Brussels/Ghent. So far, about 2,000 festival-goers have used the trains.
On Sunday afternoon, the organization sent out advice via the festival app to be careful with drug use. Some people administered first aid after taking drugs. One person was taken to hospital just to be safe, but has since recovered.