TW Classic festival originates from the Rock Werchter. This festival has become one of the leading festivals in the world and is now four days. The organization wanted the visitors of the first hour give something back and decided to organise a festival on the old concept of a summer day in the weekend and a podium. It occurred mainly experienced and successful artists, complemented by smaller Belgian and Dutch groups.
The festival takes place at the same location as the Rock Werchter festival, this is the festival site in Werchter. The date is usually sometime in late June or early July, although it according to the availability of the headline change. TW Classic Line Up – 2014
Rolling Stones, Simple Minds, Triggerfinger, Arno, Seasick Steve, Admiral FreebeeTW Classic Line Up – 2013
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Keane, Santana, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Blonde, Balthazar TW Classic Line Up – 2012
Sting, Lenny Kravitz, The Scabs, 't Hof Van Commerce, Amy Macdonald, Kaiser Chiefs, De Kreuners TW Classic Line Up – 2011
Bryan Adams, Texas, Simple Minds, James Blunt, The Faces feat. Mick Hucknall, Selah Sue
How to get there
The festival park is located alongside the Haachtsesteenweg in Werchter (Belgium). Werchter is a centrally situated town, not too far from Brussels (30 km), close to Leuven (15 km).
Public transport is the most practical – and least inconvenient – way to get to TW Classic.
Leuven railway station is the centre point of the festival. It’s easily accessible, wherever you come from. The De Lijn bus company is running a continuous shuttle service between Leuven railway station and the festival site. For those who wish to come by train, we recommend the advantageous B-Excursion ticket. More info below. BY TRAIN
As usual, SNCB Mobility proposes, in association with De Lijn and TW Classic, an advantageous B-Excursion for the price of 78 euros. This all-in ticket includes the festival ticket, the outward and return journey by train in 2nd class to the Leuven station and the final outward and return lap with buses of De Lijn to the festival site. The B-Excursion is available at all SNCB stations as from the 11th of December 2010.
After the festival SNCB Mobility will put on extra trains in the night of the 9th to the 10th of July 2011 to Kortrijk, Oostende, Antwerpen-Centraal and Hasselt with the following stops (the hours will be determined later on):
1. Leuven - Bruxelles-Nord - Bruxelles-Midi - Denderleeuw - Aalst - Wetteren - Gent-St.-Pieters - De Pinte - Deinze - Waregem - Harelbeke - Kortrijk.
2. Leuven - Bruxelles-Nord - Bruxelles-Midi - Denderleeuw - Aalst - Wetteren - Gent-St.-Pieters - Aalter - Brugge - Oostende.
3. Leuven - Mechelen - Kontich - Antwerpen-Berchem - Antwerpen-Centraal.
4. Leuven - Tienen - Landen - St.-Truiden - Hasselt.
All info and timetables of the trains on www.sncb.be BY BUS
Leuven railway station is the centre point of the festival. It’s easily accessible, wherever you come from. The De Lijn bus company is running a continuous shuttle service between Leuven railway station and the festival site. This takes about fifteen minutes. Buses make a ‘loop’ between Leuven and Werchter and follow a special route, which is used only by security services and De Lijn. Tickets are for sale at the departure places.
Buzzy Pazz and Omnipas are valid! Info Tel: +32 (0)70 220 200 BY CAR
People coming by car should follow the E19 motorway until Vilvoorde/Brucargo (exit 12) and drive to Haacht from there. Alternatively, follow the E314 motorway until Rotselaar/Holsbeek (exit 21). People coming from the province of Limburg over the E314, should take exit Aarschot. Signposts show you the way from the exits on both motorways. Do not rely on your GPS, which does not know the temporary traffic diversions.
In the vicinity of the festival ground there are enough parking lots, all of them within walking distance and run by local organisations. Parking your car costs 15 euros. Warning!
Werchter bridge, where three approach roads meet, is closed off to all traffic during the festival. Bear this in mind when you try to reach a particular car park.