Tomorrowland and Rock Werchter, two of the biggest music festivals in Europe, have announced a new jointly-operated music festival called CORE Festival, set to take place in Brussels this spring.
The announcement was made on the respective Twitter accounts of Rock Werchter and Tomorrowland, and a separate Twitter account for CORE Festival is now up and running.
CORE Festival's website describes the experience as "breaking boundaries between quality indie, hip hop, electronica, hyper pop, and alternative dance." Both parent festivals have a decisively different taste than CORE. Rock Werchter mainly features genres such as alternative and indie rock, while Tomorrowland's focus is on electronic dance music.
The return of music festivals
2022 is gearing up to be quite the year for music festivals. Both Rock Werchter and Tomorrowland were forced to cancel performances in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, each festival has set dates on various weekends beginning at the end of June and continuing through July. CORE Festival will take place on 27 and 28 May, meaning the festival season in Belgium will span throughout the summer.
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CORE will be held in Brussels' Osseghem Park, near the Atomium. Organisers hope to provide concertgoers with a unique venue that is "more than just a music experience and immerses them within the raw beauty of nature's surroundings."
Pre-sale tickets go live on 23 February at 11:00 CET and buyers can register via email or WhatsApp. General ticket sales begin the next day, 24 February.