Belgium’s Groezrock is fast becoming the best punk/hardcore/ska festival in Europe. Boasting almost 40 bands in two days and with this year’s heavyweights including Billy Talent, Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio the line-up is as impressive as the price. Running on the same weekend as London/Sheffield’s Give It A Name festival many of the bands intend to hop between the two, although Groezrock definitely claims the meatier line-up.
Groezrock’s popularity has steadily increased, with over 15,000 people expected at the 2008 version. You can either camp or just buy the day tickets.
Although not situated in the most convenient of places, Meerhout is fairly easy to access with a quick hop on the Eurostar then onto the regional trains. Also flying or taking the ferry if you wish to drive, are other options that won’t break the bank.