Last weekend Laundry Day 2018 lived up to the expectations. The predetermined number of 22,500 festival-goers gathered in the Middenvijver domain on the Antwerp Linkeroever (Left Bank) to enjoy their favourite music and close down the summer festival season 2018.
Text and pictures Anja Van Der Borght and Yassine Hannati
“We are in a transition year but we feel that we are well on track for the repositioning of the festival” says co-organizer Wim Van der Borght. “Laundry Day is a well-known festival that has earned its place in the event landscape over the past twenty years, and which we have been heavily working on for the past two years in particular to modernize the festival. The beautiful late summer weather made up for an extra ticket sale. ”
Striking this year was again the 360° all-round arrangement of the stages, which made the festival site look like a large spaceship. Visitors could see that for themselves by taking a seat in the sky-view and enjoy a totally free view of the Antwerp skyline.
Laundry Day is known for its excellent accessibility. And this was also the case this year. At least five tram lines literally dropped the festival visitors in front of the entrance. Those who came by car could use every park-and-ride in the Antwerp area and the good cooperation with De Lijn for the use of tram and bus ensured that visitors could quickly reach the festival.
The sustainable festival promotes going out with the bike and that call did not fall on deaf ears. More than 2000 visitors came to Laundry Day on two wheels. They all could enjoy a discount of 5 euros.
Apart from the music with Lil’Kleine as top of the bill there was lots more to discover and enjoy!
See you next year!
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