We continue with our journey of the best rock festivals in Belgium with the rather interesting Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival.


9th to 12th August 2019


Lange Munte, Bad Godesberglaan, Kortrijk, Belgium


One of the most popular music events in Belgium, the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival started in Deinze in 2009 before moving to its current location in Kotrijik in 2013. Alcatraz stands out from other hard rock and metal festivals in that it has a more relaxed atmosphere and attracts fans of all ages. Themed around the infamous prison, Alcatraz has two stages to imprison you where you can head bang and mosh all night long. Since its inception the festival has already hosted big names like Nightwish, Kreator,Saxon, and Twisted Sister.


Vio-lence will be playing their first-ever European show at the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival 2019. They will be joined by Swedish band Avatar with their unique blend of death metal, industrial metal, and avant-garde metal. Thrash metal band Flotsam and Jetsam, as well as heavy / power metal band Firewind, are also part of this year’s exciting lineup. Other major names playing at Alcatraz 2019 are Saxon, Avantasia, Thin Lizzy, Powerwolf, Opeth, Uriah Heep, Queensryche, Napalm Death, Of Mice & Men, and Sodom among others.


Alcatraz 2019 will be held at Lange Munte, Bad Godesberglaan 22, Kortrijk in Belgium.There is no Park & Ride zone at the entrance of the festival. The Park & Ride zone is located at Kortrijk Xpo where there is a free shuttle service from the parking to the main entrance of the festival.

Want to get the real vibe of the festival and a chance to party after? Check out the camping facility at Alcatraz, which offers multiple options including Glamping.


General tickets for Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival 2019 are available for EUR 70 with VIP tickets on sale for EUR 130. You can make your camping booking and pre-purchase you food & drink vouchers.

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