Werchter’s Record Sellout

This year’s sold-out Rock Werchter will be the biggest in the Belgian festival’s history, as the capacity has increased by 2,500 to 87,500.
Live Nation Belgium’s Herman Schueremans accepts the “Promoter’s Promoter” Arthur Award at ILMC March 8, with CAA's Emma Banks pictured. Other winners were Glastonbury (festival), Coda’s Rob Challice (agent) and ITB’s Barry Dickins (Bottle Award).

Live Nation Belgium chief Herman Schueremans told Pollstar at this year’s ILMC the full festival passes had already sold out and there were only “a handful” of day tickets left.

Schueremans later picked up the conference’s Arthur award for “the promoter’s promoter.”

A week before the festival, Schueremans has The Rolling Stones on the Werchter festival site.

The Rock Werchter lineup (July 3-6) includes MetallicaKings Of LeonArctic MonkeysPearl JamPlacebo, and The Black Keys.