These are the nicest summer festivals and concerts in Limburg, away from the crowd (Lifestyle)

Vostert parties

Ready for the 22nd edition of the Vostertfeesten? Then is Bree the place to be the last weekend of August. Frans Bauer, Mama’s Jasje and Raymond van Het Groenewoud are already there. You too? There are already tickets from 35 euros.

From 26 to 28 August, Soetebeekstraat in Bree. More info:

Vostert festivities 2018. © arr

Absolutely Free Festival

AFF will set up its tents again this year at the C-mine site in Genk† On Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August there will be a lot of (inter)national toppers and a good dose of upcoming talent on the stage. The access is absolutely free

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August, C-mine in Genk. Info:


AFF. © Raymond Lemmens

Pole on Stilts

Beginning of August Pole on stilts again. And among others 2 Fabiola, Helmut Lotti, Willy Sommers, Camille and Natalia will take care of that. Tickets for a day are available from 20 euros, if you want a combi ticket, you pay 35 euros. The festival will take place on the former football fields of Flandria Paal.

5 to 7 August, Diestersesteenweg in Beringen. More info:

Niels Destadsbader on Pole on Stilts.

Niels Destadsbader on Pole on Stilts. © Raymond Lemmens

Zonhoven Trapt Door

A promising line-up in Zonhoven this year. Soundfox, Camille, Metejoor and Willy Sommers will throw a big party at the 16th edition of Zonhoven Trapt Door. Do you also want to be there? Admission is completely free.

From 24 to 26 June, Kerkplein 1 in Zonhoven. More info:

© Zonhoven


No, it’s not happening in Bree this year. After 21 editions, the afro festival moves to Genk† Thor Park will be the new backdrop for the world market, street theater and, of course, many African headliners. Tickets are available from 45 euros.

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July, Thor Park in Genk. More info:

Afro Latino at the previous location in Bree.

Afro Latino at the previous location in Bree. © Boumediene Belbachir

sunrise concert

Set your alarm extra early on Sunday 19 June. Because at 5 o’clock in the morning B-Classic is again organizing the sunrise concert at the see-through church in Deposit wages† Come and listen to Pieter Theuns and Gregory Frateur, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Levental and a 21-piece string orchestra. Residents of Borgloon pay 5 euros for a ticket, non-residents pay 16 euros.

Sunday 19 June at 5 o’clock, See-through church in Borgloon. More info:

Rock Herk

The party will start on July 15 and 16 Herk† Enjoy the best alternative rock and dance music with top artists such as The Vaccines, Deus, Noordkaap, Brutus and many more. Secure your spot at the festival quickly, because several tickets are already sold out.

Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July, Harlaz-Olmenhof sports grounds on Sint-Truiderssteenweg in Herk-de-Stad. More info:

Rock Herk 2021.

Rock Herk 2021. © Boumediene Belbachir

Genk on Stage

The last weekend of June is Genk again full of stages. Listen to live music by Bart Peeters, De Jeugd van Nowadays and Compact Disk Dummies, among others. Enjoy good food, drinks and the cozy atmosphere. Admission is completely free.

From 24 to 26 June, city of Genk. More info:



This summer Parkies turns 30, and they are celebrating this with a record edition of 125 free concerts in 18 Flemish municipalities, including four in Limburg. Do you want to celebrate? Then you have to enter GenkMaaseikberingen and Maasmechelen to be. We can also already reveal that Mama’s Jacket, Gers Pardoel, Sandra Kim and Olivia Trappeniers will be there.

More info via Instagram and

Parkies 2021.

Parkies 2021. © Parkies

Lommel Alive

Discovering local musical talent during ‘Harmony in the park’, performances by Camille, Bart Peeters and K3 and four beautiful carillon concerts. In the months of June, July and August, Lommel A lot of fun events are in store again. And no shortage of live music!

From June 24 to August 11, Lommel. More info:

Harmony in the Park.

Harmony in the Park. © Lommel Lives

Even more festivals and concerts

Blues Pear

No plans this weekend yet? There are still tickets for the Blues festival in pear. Expect two stages with continuously top music from The Sore Losers, Robert Finley, Danny Vera and more.

From 3 to 5 June, Deusterstraat in Peer. More info:

Discover bands before they even hit the big stages of Pukkelpop or Werchter? Then you have to Black Gold in Eisden to be. On the edge of the Hoge Kempen National Park, locally emerging talent gives the best of themselves. Entrance is free.

Practical information will soon be available on Facebook.

End the festival summer with the second edition of Forgotten Festival in pearAt the end of September, there are again a lot of DJs and live musicians on the various stages.

From September 23 to 25, Deusterstraat in Peer. More info:

Dipastor Festival in Heusden-Zolder has three stages, more than twenty artists and twelve hours of music.

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July, CC Muze, Marktplein 3 in Heusden-Zolder. More info via Facebook.

The Dansant has been organizing techno parties in the most idyllic locations for over ten years. On September 4, be-MINE is in beringen turn again.

On September 4, Be-MINE in Beringen. More info via Facebook.

Cartouche Live will shake the foundations on Saturday 13 August Diepenbeek† That cannot be otherwise with a headliner like The Fools.

Saturday August 13, Helstraat 22 in Diepenbeek. More info:

Ambierorix in Tongeren is a beer festival with more than a hundred different beers. A must for beer lovers.

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August, Our Lady Basilica Tongeren, Stadhuisplein in Tongeren. More info via Facebook.

be mine blues is a fun blues festival at the mine of Loft with Belgian bands, good beer and entertainment for the children.

June 12, Market Square in Heusden-Zolder. More info:

Pino Pop in Lommel is the largest outdoor tribute festival in Limburg. Cover bands play the best music from Metallica, Foo Fighters, Kiss and many more. Tickets from 12 euros.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August, Molsekiezel 115 in Lommel. More info:

Bocholt Beach Party is also present this year. The in- and outdoor festival has four stages and more than fifty artists such as REGI, Jebroer and Because it’s possible soundsystem.

From August 4 to 6, Eikenlaan (Damburg) in Bocholt. More info:

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