Suikerrock is a rock/pop festival in the city of Tienen, in the centre of Belgium. Tienen is best known for it’s sugar refinery, hence the name of the festival (suiker = sugar).
The festival has already run for 23 years, and in the past international acts like ZZ Top, Jamiroquai, Seal, John Fogerty, Deep Purple, Roxy Music, Lionel Richie, Simple Minds, Lauryn Hill, Tiësto, Zucchero, Juanes, Iggy Pop, The Sisters Of Mercy, Status Quo, Heather Nova, Suzanne Vega, Within Temptation, Therapy?, Shaggy, Craig David, Eddy Grant, UB40, Björn Again, Echo & The Bunnymen, Human League, Fisher Z, Level42, Katrina & The Waves, Luka Bloom, Right Said Fred , Candy Dulfer, Tom Robinson Band, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Mory Kanté, Kool & The Gang, Dog Eat Dog, Howard Jones, Matt Bianco, Heaven 17, Bollock Brothers, The Selecter have all performed
The mainstage is located on the beautiful market square, the Grote Markt.
There is an additional stage (Maniacs-stage) with new upcoming bands on a nearby market place (Veemarkt), and in the streets between the two stages there’s a lot of animation. (Only during the last 3 festival days). Only for the mainstage tickets are required, the other parts of the festival are free.Suikerrock Festival Line Up - 2014
Moya, Puggy, Simple Minds, (dj) Dirk Stoops, Nina Nesbitt, De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, Arsenal, Madness, Goose, Alison Moyet, Slongs Dievanongs, Urbanus & De Fanfaar, Umberto Tozzi, Ozark Henry, The JacksonsSuikerrock Festival Line Up - 2013
Spoil Engine, Vista Chino, Bush, Within Temptation, Marco Z, The Van Jets, The Scabs, Golden Earring, Coely, Alex Hepburn, The Opposites, James Morrison, The Kaiser Chiefs, Sting, Brahim, Gers Pardoel, Gabrielle Aplin, Natalia, Katie Melua, Joe CockerSuikerrock Festival Line Up - 2012
ZZ Top, Triggerfinger, The Union, Philip Sayce, Channel Zero, Status Quo, Alice Cooper, (Dj Studio Brussels, The Reckoning), Sweet Savage, Luc Van Acker, Arsenal, LMFAO, Mika, School is Cool, 't Hof van Commerce, Texas, Ozark Henry, Daan, Gabriel Rios, De Mens, Tom Dice and Iris and more