August 12/13/14 2022 | Kortrijk - BE Aug 12/13/14

Info festival

Alcatraz 2022: Heatwave

Weather forecasts indicate a heat wave during the festival weekend on Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14th of August. Temperatures, at the hottest time of day, are predicted to exceed 30 degrees Celsius.

It is recommended that you:

  • Wear light clothing (beware of black clothing, jackets, metal-jacket and accessories)
  • Wear head protection (cap, light hat, bandana …)
  • Drink enough water (in advance and during the festival: free water is offered during the hottest hours, attention: water from the normal sanitary facilities is not drinkable!)
  • Apply sunscreen (beforehand and during the festival: stands with sun cream are provided)
  • Seek shade regularly (during the festival: in the large shelter, the 3 indoor stages and El Presidio bar, on the campsite there are 4 large tents available)
  • Be careful with alcoholic beverages (they can cause dehydration of the body).

It is exceptionally allowed to carry additional water in a small backpack. This concerns only water and will be controlled at the entrance.

Alcatraz App

Download the Alcatraz app so you can:

  • Personalize your timetable
  • Share your location
  • Chat with your fellow inmates

Download app

Festival Location

How to get there?

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

Festival location

Sport Campus Lange Munte Bad Godesberglaan 22
8500 Kortrijk
directions Google Maps

Taxi Service

Taxi Service in Kortrijk:

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:

Kennedylaan 100


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:

Alcatraz Parking:
Kennedylaan 100

There is a free shuttle service from the parking to the main entrance of the festival.


  • Thursday: 8.00 AM - 02.00 AM
  • Friday: 8.00 AM – 3.00 AM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3.00 AM
  • Sunday: 8.00 AM – 3.00 AM
  • Monday: 8.00 AM – 00.30 PM

How to enter

How to enter the Alcatraz area

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the gates to hell open at 10h00, one hour before the first band starts on the PRISON STAGE.

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.

When do the doors to the festival open?

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the gates to hell open at 10h00, one hour before the first band starts on the PRISON STAGE.


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 my own drinks/food to the festival site?

At the festival site cans, camel bags, glass, plastic bottles and self-brought food are NOT allowed. (Exceptions are only allowed if you’re in possession of a doctor’s prescription!)

No crowd surfing

No crowd surfing allowed on Alcatraz!

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.

When do the doors to the festival open?

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the gates to hell open at 10h0, one hour before the first band starts on the PRISON STAGE.

Are animals allowed?

Animals are not allowed on the festival grounds.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

What’s the minimum age to attend the festival?

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

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.