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Location & Info

Festival address and time?

You’re very welcome on Friday 06/08/21 and Saturday 07/08/21. 

Your point of arrival is STATIONSSTRAAT 40 in the town of DUFFEL. It’s the area nearby the railway station of Duffel. From there it’s a 5 minute walk to the festival. It’s also the point of departure for the shuttle service to the camping.  Duffel is centrally located, not too far from Brussels and very close to Mechelen and Antwerp. Mechelen and Lier are the nearest cities

Parking , Kiss & Ride zone

There are several car parks close by. We advise to park the car at the railway station of Duffel. (Stationsstraat 40b / Duffel 2570).  It’s free of charge.

Have yourself dropped off and picked up at the Duffel railway station.

****. I can't find the festival entrance!

The gateway to Brakrock is the railway station of Duffel (Stationsstraat 40). Please follow the rail – trail leading to Mechelen. Head to the left, right before crossing the railway bridge over the river. Then follow the dike – trail to Duffel. All together it will take you 10 minutes.

How to get there by bike or longboard?

Be green and come to Brakrock by bike. the festival area is located nearby a bicycle road (F1)that runs from Antwerp to Brussels. The railway station of Duffel is right on this track. More info could be found HERE 

Brakrock is setting up a bicycle park nearby the railway station. It’s within walking distance of the festival entrance. Cycle parking is free of charge and is under surveillance.

How do I get there by train?

Rail to the festival! It’s super easy. There’s a direct train connection from Brussels and Antwerp every half hour.  Last train on Friday to Antwerp or Mechelen/Brussels rails at 0:33am.  Last train on Saturday to Antwerp and  Mechelen/Brussels rails at o:28am.  Plan your journey HERE

How to get there by plane?

The closest airport is “Brussels Airport in Zaventem with good train connections to Brakrock. The train station is located directly under the departures and arrivals halls, at level -1. It will take you 30 minutes. Plan your journey HERE

“Brussels South Charleroi Airport” in Charleroi is another option. Ryanair flies frequently to and from this airport. There are also good coach and train connections but it will take a bit longer to get at the festival. Plan your journey HERE

How do I get there by coach?

There’s a bus stop nearby the railway station. Plan your journey HERE

BOX OFFICE HOURS?

The box office is situated at the festival entrance and is open during the opening hours of the festival. 

CAN YOU ONLY PAY WITH CASH?

Payments through bank or credit card (Maestro/Mastercard/Visa) are accepted. You can also make mobile payments use the ‘Payconiq by Bancontact’ app. There are several ATM’s available nearby the festival grounds. Cash payments are still an option as well.

Is there a shuttle service?

Free shuttle service from and to the camping area during the opening hours of the festival. Point of departure is in front of the railway station (Stationsstraat 40).

There is no shuttle from station to festival because of the short walk. (10 minutes)

CAN I BRING MY DOG BOBBY WITH ME?

We love animals. So don’t bring them to the festival.

When can you get in for free?

No entrance for children > 7 years.

Children up to 12 years old get in for free if wearing hear protection & accompanied by an adult.

Full ticket fee for children from 13y – 16y, but they need to be accompanied by an adult.

Work as a volunteer at the festival. Hit THIS link for more info.

Are there luggage lockers?

Yes! If you wish to store your personal belongings securely, use our lockers! You can rent a locker for one festival day or for the entire duration of the festival. You don’t need to pay a security deposit. 

You have non – stop acces to your locker and your belongings during the opening hours of the festival cleared on Saturday night, before the fest closes.

Visit www.mobilelocker.eu for more info on the lockers. You can order your locker online too. You just need to hit the link below.

What about special assistance & first aid service ?

Brakrock puts in a great effort to make the festival accessible to the disabled. So we have paid a lot of attention to the accessibility of the festival site and its surroundings.

There is an alternative, accessible and less crowded entrance for visitors with a disability.  One person is allowed to accompany him/her through this entrance.

Hit us up HERE if you need special assistance (questions about accessibility for wheelchairs, health issues,…).  Let’s think about a plan to make your visit easy going. 

Red Cross will take care of you and are permanently present. Never hesitate to ask a Brakrock crew member for help.

In case of sunshine, please bring sunscreen with you. Provide yourself with good shoes and rain wear in case of bad weather. There’s also rain protection available available at the festival.

How does the deposit system work?

It’s very easy. You need to give an extra token as deposit for the food tray. Please bring the food tray back to the washing point and you’ll get your token back.

The proud owner of a festival combiticket will get her/his first drinking cup for free. So please don’t lose it.

Give the empty drinking cup to the bar staff in order to get your drink. Please be aware that you need to buy a new one in case you’ve lost yours.

Will I swim in a sea of drinking cups?

Nope! You will discover a clean festival because of the food tray deposit system and reusable drinking cups with holder. The reusable drinking cups with holder are totally yours. Use them at all our shows & future festival editions.

The proud owner of a combi festival ticket will get her/his first drinking cup for free. So please don’t lose it.  Andddd please throw your waste in one of the many bins.

Do's and Donuts

Brakrock Ecofest takes place in an awesome setting, with lots of amazing bands and people…and we like to keep it that way. Each from of discrimination and violence will be strongly condemned.  There’s no place for racism, sexism, homophobia, fascism or any other uncool behavior at our festival! But of course you knew that already, didn’t you

No ticket refunds. Changes to the programme are no reason for a full or partial refund of the festival ticket. The organiser accepts no responsibility in the case of events beyond its control.

Bringing professional photographic, film or recording equipment, alcoholic drinks, glass, plastic bottles, cans, fireworks, weapons or sharp objects onto the festival site is prohibited. Also, for reasons of safety, you may not bring seating, folding chairs or similar with you. If you do they may be confiscated by security. Starting fires is strictly prohibited.

Can I bring my own drinks with me?

It’s not allowed to bring food & drinks with you into Brakrock. We want you to drink our delicious food & drinks. There’s plenty!

BUT you can bring drinking water with you.  But be sure it’s not  wrapped in disposable plastic.

What about ear protection

Free ear plugs are available at the box office.

What about food?

There’s a wide range of food available at Brakrock. There’s something for everyone. You can choose from wraps, French fries, fruit, hamburgers and plenty more besides.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are offered too. Most of the food at brakrock is organic.

There is also a wide range of drinks available. You can choose from organic soda’s, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian drinks, coffee and plenty more besides.

What about toilets / sanitation

Use of the toilets / showers is free.

Can I pre - order my locker?

Yes. You can! You just need to hit the link below.

Should I bring my swimming pants?

Please don’t swim in the river Nete and the brook surrounding the castle ruin. Fair chance you’ll meet with snapping turtles and Catfishes.