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Gasfire

Gas fires with a stamp pattern are NOT allowed. All other gas fires with valve up to 500 grams are allowed.

Haka/Morning gymnastics @Alcatraz

To get rid of that hangover or just to loosen up your muscles for a new day at the festival:

  • Saturday at 10 AM: Haka-initiation with Nick (NZ)
  • Sunday at 10 AM: morning gymnastics with Carl

Place to be: chill-out zone at the camping site (nearby camping office). See you there!

Bike park

Bicycles and bikes can be parked at the festival site. There is a non-guarded parking space reserved.

Park & Ride

There is no PARK & RIDE zone at the entrance of the festival. The Park & Ride zone is located at Kortrijk Xpo where there is a free shuttle service from the parking to the main entrance of the festival.
To access this PARK & RIDE zone, please use the following GPS coordinates:

Alcatraz Park & Ride:

Kennedylaan 100
8500 KORTRIJK (B)

Campers

There is a limited space reserved for campers in front of the parking lot. You will need to buy a camper ticket (25 euros per vehicle). Attention: This ticket does not give access to the facilities at the campsite. If you want access to the campsite you must purchase a camping ticket (16 euro per person). The address for the campers is Bad Godesberglaan - Kortrijk, please follow the signs. Toilets + electricity will be provided.

Chill out zone

Around the office is a cozy chill zone to relax.

Office

This is the central point of the campsite. All weekend long, we are open 24/24 to answer all your questions. We will help in any way we can to make your stay unforgettable. You are welcome here any time to buy soft drinks and coffee or even just for a chat.

New at the campsite in 2017

At Alcatraz we do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Below you will find the facilities:

  • New! If you’re still up to a party after the festival day you can go to our new Alcatraz Landing tent to have a drink in a peaceful setting and to talk about the event of the day. This tent is only accessible to campers.
  • Kicking: Yes! Just like last year you can kick for free at the office!
  • New! Camping shop – For all small purchases a camper needs. Here you can also have your air mattress inflated.
  • New! Charging service – here you can rent or buy an Alcatraz power bank.

No crowd surfing

No crowd surfing allowed on Alcatraz!

Lost & found

Lost & found objects will be gathered at the camping office. After the festival, unclaimed items will be handed over to the police station of Kortrijk. Address: Oude Vestingsstraat 2A, 8500 Kortrijk (phone +32 56 239611)

Keep it clean

Each camper will get 2 garbage bags, one for waste and one for recycling. Please use the bags and bring them upon leaving to the appropriate collection points.

First aid

The Red Cross is present at the festival. A first aid case can be found at the office of the camping area.

Outlets and lockers

At the campsite there are outlets available to recharge your mobile phone. There are also lockers available. Ask information in our office !

Give thieves no chance. Leave valuables at home.

Do not leave valuables unattended in your tent. The organisation is not in any way responsible or liable for theft. If you do have valuables you want to take with you, please store them in the lockers. The lockers can be found next to the office.

Breakfast

You can buy breakfast at the campsite for €7,5. Breakfast includes 2 Danish pastries, 1 yoghurt, 1 piece of fruit, 1 juice or chocolate milk and 2 coffees.

Not allowed

Not allowed on the camping:

  • Glass
  • Barbeque
  • Gas fires with a stamp pattern
  • Candles, torches , bonfires, burners with piercing pattern
  • Fireworks
  • Knifes and any other object that the organization can consider as dangerous
  • Generators and music systems
  • Arms
  • Illegal drugs
  • Party tents
  • No trading without the consent of the festival management
  • It is forbidden to server alcoholic drinks of more than 0.5 VOL % to people under 16 years old. It is forbidden to offer or server strong alcoholic drinks to people under 18 years old.

Anyone who breaks the rules will be denied further access to the festival and will be reported to the police. Serious offenders may be prosecuted.

Are animals allowed?

Animals are not allowed on the festival grounds.

Can I get earplugs at the festival?

At the Rock Tribune booth, on the right of the main PRISON STAGE, we offer earplugs for free.

Is there a volume limitation?

Yes, the standard for this event is set at LA, eq, 60min = 100 dB (A) - LA, eq, 15min = 102 dB (A), to comply with the legal regulations set by the government.

I am interested in only one band. Do i have to buy a ticket?

A ticket must be purchased in order to enter the site, even though it is only for 1 band.

I would like to bring my children, do they also have to buy a ticket?

We cannot prohibit to bring your children, but everyone, even babies, must hold a valid festival ticket and here's why: we want parents to be aware that bringing children to a crowded festival can put the children at risk. With the purchase of a festival ticket the parents accept full responsibility.

Will there be signing sessions this year?

Yes, these are organized by ROCK TRIBUNE. The time schedule of the signing sessions will be communicated on the video walls.

Is there a festival market?

There is a festival market where you can find CDs, records, DVDs and merchandise. The bands that play at the festival have a separate area available for the sale of their official merchandise.

Can I have a merchandise stand on the festival to sell my products?

Retailers can contact the organization to check availability and to receive more information.

Can I hand out flyers and promotional posters?

For environmental protection reasons, the distribution of leaflets and promotional posters is forbidden on the festival site. If you want your banners and posters to be put up on the festival site, please contact Virus Promotions.

Can I leave the festival site?

We can’t prohibit people from leaving the festival grounds. We ask, however, to respect the environment, which means: all waste in the trash cans.

Respect the homes and gardens of the neighbours.

Can I bring a camera?

Professional equipment is not permitted. Cameras with detachable lenses are not allowed, just like film cameras and recording equipment. Ordinary digital cameras are allowed.

What's the minimum age to attend the festival?

Children under 16 are only admitted if they are accompanied by an adult.

Can I bring my own drinks to the festival site?

At the festival site cans, camel bags, glass and plastic bottles are NOT allowed.

Comfort

There are free sanitary facilities (toilets, running water, showers) present on / next to the campsite.

Price

Admission to the campsite costs 16 EUR per person.
To access the campsite you need to buy a camping ticket in advance on the ticket page. You must bring a print.

Opening hours

The Alcatraz camping site is open from Friday 11/08 (10h) 'till Monday 14/08 (12h) and is next to the festival area. The camping office is 24/24h open.

Parking

In respect of the residents nearby our festival site, you cannot park your car in the surroundings of the festival. If you do so, fines will be issued.
The official parking space of Alcatraz festival is located at Kortrijk Xpo / Kinepolis. To access this parking, please use the following GPS coordinates:

GPS coordinates:

Alcatraz Parking:
Kennedylaan 100
8500 KORTRIJK (B)

Parking prices are very low (2 € per exit) and there is a free shuttle service from the parking to the main entrance of the festival.

Free shuttle service:

Friday: 8.00 – 3.00
Saturday: 8:00 – 3.30
Sunday: 8.00 – 3.00
Monday: 8.00 – 12.30

The shuttles have large storage rooms for your tents and camping gear.

Where?

The camping site is situated next to the festival site on the splendid domain “De Lange Munte” in Kortrijk.
Bad Godesberglaan 22 - 8500 Kortrijk

How to enter the Alcatraz area

If you have bought your tickets already, you will have received hard copy tickets or e-tickets with a unique barcode. In order to ensure you can all enter as swiftly as possible, please go directly to the entrance gates with your tickets. Our crew will scan the tickets and give you your festival wristband. If you would encounter any problem with your ticket, you can go to the info point at the ticket booths just before the entrance.

Are you one of our VIP or Press guests, you will also have received your e-tickets. Please go to our VIP reception just before the entrance. Our VIP crew will be happy to receive you. They will hand over your wristband so that you can easily get access to the festival area.

Did you not buy your tickets yet... It's a shame. You still have plenty of time to buy your tickets online so as to avoid waiting queues at the ticket booth. Anyhow, it will still be possible of course to buy your tickets during the festival. On arrival, please go to the ticket booths just before the entrance. Our crew will be giving you your wristband so that you can easily access the festival area.

Parking

In respect of the residents nearby our festival site, you cannot park your car in the surroundings of the festival. If you do so, fines will be issued. The official parking space of Alcatraz festival is located at Kortrijk Xpo / Kinepolis. To access this parking, please use the following GPS coordinates:

GPS coordinates:

Alcatraz Parking:
Kennedylaan 100
8500 KORTRIJK (B)

Parking prices are very low (2 € per exit) and there is a free shuttle service from the parking to the main entrance of the festival.

Free shuttle service:

Friday: 8.00 – 3.00
Saturday: 8:00 – 3.30
Sunday: 8.00 – 3.00
Monday: 8.00 – 12.30

How to get there?

Stop busstation Festival: Kortrijk Lange Munte
Stop busstation Parking Xpo (free shuttle service to the festival area)

When do the doors to the festival open?

On Saturday and Sunday, the gates to hell open at 09h30, one hour and a half before the first band starts on stage. On Friday, the gates open at 16h.

Just that little extra

Each year more and better! That's the concept behind our VIP area. With success, because year after year the VIP sells out quickly.

The VIP area is completely developed in Alcatraz style and is a great place to hang out. Every year we spot several artists in our VIP zone, who come to enjoy the view, the vibe... the rock 'n roll! Warning to 'intrusive' fans: Officer Nice is watching!

These tickets are limited and only available in presale.

VIP Combi tickets

Alcatraz VIP COMBI TICKETS cost €250 and include:

  • Free entrance on Friday (no VIP zone)
  • 1 VIP combi entrance ticket (Saturday and Sunday)
  • 1 festival T-shirt
  • 1 access to Press / VIP (Saturday and Sunday)
  • 1 backstage menu a day (buffet)
  • Great sun terrace with premium view on the Prison stage
  • Comfortable seating for everyone
  • VIP parking (please show VIP ticket)
  • Dedicated parking spots close to the festival
  • Separate reception for smooth entry to the festival
  • Separate and nice toilets

(camping ticket not included)

Buy tickets here