In Boechout has the free four-day world music festival Sphinx Mixed 102.500 visitors. The organization speaks of a very successful edition.
Also this year, it was the audience at the Molenveld in Boechout enjoy a variety of poster with big names Oumou Sangaré, New York Salsa All Stars, Zap Mama and Julian Marley. The poster of Sphinx Mixed, this year more than 45 per cent of female artists, the highest percentage of all Belgian festivals. In the Kidz Village there was entertainment for the little ones, with workshops and a verhalentent.
Thursday began the festival under tropical temperatures. Free drinking water, sufficient shade and plonsbadjes for the children, to help keep a cool head. It remained very warm for the whole duration of the festival. The thunderstorm that Thursday evening about the province of Antwerp drew, and smote the Sphinx site.
Thanks to the warm weather visited 102.500 people to the festival. The organisation is very satisfied: “The weather gods were us entertained and we have a lot of great concerts to experience”, says spokesman Kobe Leestmans. “There was actually only but good news.”