In this and the next week you can be in a Tree at The Venue for the 15th edition of the sold-out Festival, which is good for up to 400,000 visitors. This Saturday is the off-Kortessem-born DJ, Ward Houbrechts, for the 10th year in a row, in response to the most well-known festival in the world: “for The first time was on July 25, 2009, and to date, I have been on every edition will be played. Yes, it is a great privilege and a lot of the credit for our successful ‘I love the 90’s – The party’stage, which I have had since day 1 and allowed to host. The first year we were in a huge tent that was too small, and a year later, we got not only a great internship, but there is also the giant ferris wheel in the background. That night, sitting in my dj set and also a fire works display to be processed. These are moments from my career that I will never forget and that I will continue to tell my children and grandchildren, is pure goose bumps all over. I don’t know if it were up to me, but it’s the first year that I was there was a doubling in the number of total visitors, from 50,000 to 90,000,” says the DJ, Ward, laughing. “It was in the beginning, but then it could be that this festival is something really great that would be. We have to be really proud that the Festival is a Belgian product. This year, I was also on the first winter edition, and I have also played in Either the Invited on the Grand-place in Brussels, not far from the MAS.
For Ward, it is a Saturday special, since then he has shared the stage with Philip Dirix, the man behind the DJ Peter Project‘2 New New New New New York, and a Starfighter, the project in which he is in Germany in particular, is a big hit with the scored: ‘the Apache’. “Philip and I are both originally from Kortessem, is a great resource for dj’s, apparently, as well, since Murdock, aka Hans Machiels is a Kortessemenaar. Philip was an old friend of my parents, and they were together in the workshop: ‘In the Attic’. My dad talks regularly about how Philip’s when all of the plates turned in to the band. I got to know him when he was a dj in a local club. I was very impressed with his creative way of doing things, which always resulted in a packed dance floor. He teased the audience, and I thought that was great, because he was very wide, was in his musical selections. For me, it is still a source of inspiration, and we will not share, indeed, both of them have the passion for the music, it’s deejayen lover, and for the good of the public. Just write it down: both of these Kortessemenaren on Saturday, at the Festival with a party to remember, from the beginning. All bets are off.”(laughs)
DJ Ward can still remember the first record that he was at the Boom festival, and played: “Can You Feel It-CLS, 1999). I was stunned at how many people there are at the very beginning of the day on the podium, who will take note of all of them began to sing along from the first note. It is a tradition that the feast of our internship, start early. I always take a few hours for my account to be in the evening, to end up with a knalsetje. What’s so special is it to early to start? The atmosphere in which you can build up to the general public. All the different nationalities that are in front of the stage bring people together and dance to the music. It is very quiet. I would recommend to anyone for this Saturday to get up early to come down to the I Love The 90’s stage for the first solid Danish on a daily basis.”