Suikerrock Festival takes place at Tienen, Belgium
Suikerrock Festival 2012 dates – 26th to 29th July
THURSDAY 26TH JULY (Mainstage)
ZZ Top, Triggerfinger, The Union, Philip Sayce
FRIDAY 27th JULY(Mainstage)
Channel Zero, Status Quo, Alice Cooper, (Dj Studio Brussels, The Reckoning), Sweet Savage
SATURDAY 26TH JULY (Mainstage)
Luc Van Acker, Arsenal, LMFAO, Mika, School is Cool, ‘t Hof van Commerce
SUNDAY 29TH JULY (Mainstage)
Texas, Ozark Henry, Daan, Gabriel Rios, De Mens, Tom Dice and Iris
The History of Suikerrock Festival
Suikerrock is a rock/popfestival 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 already runs for 23 years, and in the past we’ve programmed 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.
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 festivaldays)
Only for the mainstage tickets are required, the other parts of the festival are free.