For its tenth anniversary, the Ronquières Festival is on the way to breaking a new attendance record. 65,000 people are indeed expected on the site of the inclined plane. A figure that has only increased since the launch of the festival. The previous record was held by the 2019 edition with its 48,000 festival-goers. There was no festival in 2020 and the 2021 edition, under health restrictions, had attracted “only” 40,000 visitors. But organizing a festival that year was already a feat in itself.
If the festival attracts more and more crowds, it is because it continues to grow. We will retain the number 3 which marks this year. The programming is now spread over 3 days, the festivities having started on Friday. And the site now has a third stage with the Bâbord Club.
The three-day pass costs 109 euros at the Ronquières Festival, and even 99 if you go early enough. And it allows you to attend the performances of 31 artists, including Orelsan, Julien Doré, Snow Patrol and Deus. When you see the sums you have to pay for concerts today, the price-quality ratio is practically unbeatable.
The Ronquières Festival is also 1,100 volunteers mobilized over the three days, 40 food trucks for all tastes and a beer at 2.90 euros. A price for the binouze which, like the attendance of the festival, is constantly increasing. In Ronquières as elsewhere. But we are not yet at Werchter’s 3.50 euros.
Finally, since its creation, the Ronquières Festival has compensated for its ecological footprint by planting trees in Madagascar. 80,000 trees have already been planted.