The Barn, the concert hall at the meadow of Werchter, this year even bigger. and it will soon be nearly as many people as the Antwerp Sportpaleis. For those who overheating fears: there is a refrigeration system.
Rock Werchter provides the fans since 2015 ‘more intimate’ concerts in The Barn, a blown festivaltent. However, The Barn in the past several times too small. This year is ‘the barn’, therefore, is even greater. There will be 1,150 square feet, giving The Barn grows up to 6.900 m2: The new Barn is 115 metres long, 60 metres wide, 19 metres high. Good for up to 20,000 music-lovers, or five thousand more than at the previous editions of Rock Werchter.
James Bay, Marshmello, Ben Howard, Anderson .Paak, Fleet Foxes, Khalid, David Byrne, Nine Inch Nails and Parov Single act this year on in The Barn. Not only singersongwriters. Nine Inch Nails, for example, can racing off the corner. But The Barn is not only a temple of music, it is also the place where Werchterfans can shelter from the rain. Or the sun.
For those who at these temperatures is afraid that it is too warm it will be in the big tent: Werchter festival promises to be a high-performance cooling system. Warm air is aspirated, cold air is blown. The extraction of The Barn is sufficiently powerful to 200,000 m3 air per hour to refresh.
Inside are two long stands alongside. Opposite the stage, this year there is a grandstand and next to the stage are large video screens. The concert outside The Barn experience can also, thanks to the screens that are set up.