About HEAR HEAR!
Sunday 14 August is the date of the maiden edition of HEAR HEAR!, a new one-day music festival set to take place in the Kiewit festival arena. A top-drawer sound and light production, excellent food & drink and, of course, great music. Across three stages festival-goers get to enjoy the likes of Editors, Pixies, Liam Gallagher and Balthazar under optimum circumstances.
MUSIC & FRIENDS
Through this new international one-day event and with the backing of the municipality of Hasselt, the organisers wish to cater to music fans who enjoy indie and alternative music. On the one hand the line-up features recognisable classics that helped shape the genre while also giving a forum to a new generation of up-and-coming artists, some of whom are indebted to other acts.
HEAR HEAR! is sharing a cold beer with your best mates and belting out the lyrics of your favourite band. Feel goosebumps crawl up your spine as the crowd takes over vocal duties and you take in a breathtaking sunset during that one guitar solo. What better place to renew old friendships and make new friends for life?
MUSIC & MORE MUSIC
The musical emphasis is on indie, rock and electronica in all its forms. The first band will take the stage at 11 in the morning and the headliner will finish at 1 am. Monday, the day after HEAR HEAR!, is a public holiday. In other words, plenty of reasons to let loose.
WAH WAH, the HEAR HEAR! main stage thanks its name to the well-known guitar effect. Editors will close this first edition with their poetic indie rock that everyone is so fond of. The love for Pixies is also immense. On their new record, Black Francis and his band sound as fresh and sharp as they did in their early days. Where is my mind? Answer: in Kiewit on 14 August. Put your hands behind your back and zipp up your parka. The legendary Liam Gallagher will also be at HEAR HEAR! with new work and the classics. This timeless trio is warmed up by the English rockers of Wolf Alice and two of our favourite Belgian live bands: Whispering Sons and Sons.
We will raise a glass to Balthazar, go crazy dancing like no one’s watching to Future Islands and Anna Calvi will give us a glimpse into her dark, romantic soul while taming her guitar.
Tim Showalter of Strand Of Oaks, by now an unofficial honorary citizen of Kiewit, has love in abundance after two years of pandemics and is eager to share his great new songs with the HEAR HEAR! audience. Living legend Thurston Moore knows how to blend noise and melody and guarantees fireworks with his Thurston Moore Group. And his American contemporaries Girls Against Boys return to Belgium after nine years. Super-Fire!
Furthermore, you can also enjoy the Australian sample artisans of The Avalanches, Battles with their progressive rock sound and you can also catch the swirling London post-punk sensation Squid. Billy Nomates, like her friends Sleaford Mods, throws everything from Brexit to inequality into the melee and makes a rude but wonderful mess of it.
Timetables will be available soon.
MUSIC & PLEASURE
In addition to a stellar line-up and entertaining fringe events, you can also stroll through Food Wood, a culinary food-truck paradise with all the alternative delights the world has to offer today.
For the party lover whose mouth is already watering from delicious traditional festival food and a fresh beer, there is Beer Shack, the famous alternative party and beer tent. You can also settle in at the PKP Café or drop by the record shop on the festival site for signing sessions and even more musical discoveries.
HEAR HEAR! - HEAR HEAR?
“Hear, hear” is an old English interjection that signals a cheer or form of approval. The expression has its origins in the seventeenth-century English House of Commons. At the time, it was used during debates as an imperative ("Hear him! Hear him!") to draw attention to the speaker. HEAR HEAR! anno 2022 likes to do the same with its artists.
Frequently asked questions
HEAR HEAR! takes place on the festival grounds of Kiewit, Hasselt on Sunday the 14th of August. Doors open at 11am.
HEAR HEAR! will take place on the Pukkelpop grounds, the festival site on the Kempische Steenweg in Kiewit, a stone's throw from Hasselt (Belgium).
There is parking in the area surrounding the festival site. On site, follow the parking signs. You don't need to make reservations in advance. Parking costs €8 (cash only).
There are several sunscreen dispensers with factor 30 and 50 on the festival site. The shows all take place in well-ventilated tents. Additional refreshment is provided with our 'Magic Mist' along our wooden walk-way. There is potable water near the First Aid tent and near the Main Entrance.
No, be careful, if you leave the festival grounds, this is final.
Take the Eventbus to HEAR HEAR!
Info and tickets: www.eventbus.be | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus stops: Aalst bus stop De Haring - Aalter carpool parking - Antwerp Borsbeeksebrug - Beveren P&R Melsele - Bruges Kinepolis - Brussels Expo - Deinze carpool E17 Deinze - Erpe-Mere carpool parking - Gentbruges P+R Arsenaal - Herentals carpool parking Herentals- West - Ieper station - Kortrijk carpool parking Kortrijk-Oost - Kruishoutem new carpool parking - Leuven carpool Herent - Lokeren carpool parking - Ostend bus parking - Roeselare Hallen - Sint-Niklaas bus stop Serwir (thv Sinbad and hotel Serwir)
Tickets are €95.
VIP tickets (access exclusive VIP Lounge) are €145 or €165 parking included.
Buy tickets or upgrade to VIP via our ticketpage.
There are no adjusted ticket prices for children.
No, unfortunately, no additional public transportation is scheduled for this first edition.
There is no campsite. Festival goers who would like to stay the night can always have a peek at the pages of Visit Hasselt.
Hassselt is just a stone's throw away from the festival site.
Yes, through the ticket page you can order a Food & Drink voucher until 10 Aug. You pay €30 for 10 Food & Drink tokens.
Yes, that's possible on our ticketpage.
(subject to availability)
There is no minimum or maximum age: everyone is welcome at HEAR HEAR! But there are no adapted facilities for (small) children, we strongly advise against coming to the festival with them. There are no adjusted ticket prices either.
There is a taxicab stand near the festival site.
All info: https://www.hasselt.be/nl/taxi