Unfortunately it was coming. Rock Werchter also had to make the difficult decision not to organize their festival this year. The uncertainty is too great. The festival will move to Thursday June 30 to Sunday July 3, 2022.
Rock Werchter lets you know via their social media: No Rock Werchter this summer. The next edition of the four-day festival will take place from Thursday, June 30 to Sunday, July 3, 2022.
The decision was not taken lightly. In recent months, we have consulted intensively with governments, experts and other festivals at home and abroad, with a view to a safe restart. The safety and health of the fans, crew and employees and the artists is always our highest priority. With the early rollout of the vaccinations, hope came. Is it working? Or not? The 1 million question. Posed daily.
We have come to the conclusion that we cannot prepare the festival normally nor do we have any assurance that once the date is there, the festival can continue in full form. We want to offer fans and artists only the very best Rock Werchter experience. In the current circumstances we cannot realize this.
Rock Werchter does promise 2022 acts that were announced for this year in combination with new strong names. Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz and Twenty One Pilots, among others, had already been promised by the organization. The fact that Rock Werchter is canceled this year does not mean that the festival will be closed next summer. The festival is looking for the best formula to provide the appetite for live music this summer as well.
On our Rock Werchter 2022 page we will of course keep you informed of all developments and confirmations.