Location

Parc des Étangs / Vijverspark – Brussels

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60+ artists, 4 stages over a 2-day program on Sat. 3 and Sun. 4 September. A fresh take on a cosy gem of a boutique festival in the capital of Europe. The two-day programme features both young talents and established artists, local and international DJs held in the outskirts of Brussels beneath the notorious bridges of Anderlecht.

Pushing groundbreaking electronic music, with a wide spread of artists. A boutique festival below the highways, with inventive stages, brutalism architecture and the collective experience of a music festival.


On the first weekend of September, we invite you to sense the renewed skin of XRDS under the concrete membrane of the highways of Anderlecht. Make your way below the structures that used to be at the essence of some proper 90’s raves. indulge yourself in the complex brutalist construction flayed by urban paintings: a marriage of several arts that function as a canvas for the empowerment of society’s marginalized voices. XRDS functions as a proper joint-venture between dancing souls and inner-city arts, all together reunited under this monolithic retreat.

Although the Vijverspark and its vegetal lush stand on their own, embrace the striking contrast of this sonic excursion against the impressive stillness of these concrete behemoths. With 4 stages scattered over this impressive terrain, each with its very own transcendental atmosphere, XRDS will take you on a sweeping rhythmic tour: navigate from a woven world of parachutes, a stately brutalism complex, a steel shed to an intimate hidden stage. An enigmatic yet welcoming charm awaits you in the heart of the city.

More than a trend to upkeep your link with the electronic scene, XRDS is coined to reinvigorate Brussels’ hunger for techno, house and oddball soundscapes. As a line-up needs to be explicit and brazen, 62 artists are in the front row to give you a full taste of how nuanced and poignant electronic music should be. A rich combination of electronic peers and top-tier selectors with an outspoken desire to release their passion for underground raves spirit – a well-needed resurgence to the essence.


  • ALFRED ANDERS V3

    Alfred Anders

  • ANTAL V3

    Antal

  • BAMBOUNOU V3

    Bambounou

  • BORDER ONE V3

    Border One

  • BRADLEY ZERO 4 5 V2

    Bradley Zero

  • CHRISTOPH FAUST V3

    Christoph Faust

  • 4 5 DARWIN B2 B RE NI V

    Darwin B2B re:ni

  • DC SALAS V3

    DC Salas

  • DR RUBINSTEIN V3

    Dr Rubinstein

  • FAFI ABDEL NOUR V3

    Fafi Abdel Nour

  • FREDDY K V3

    Freddy K

  • HADONE V3

    Hadone

  • HERTON V2 4 5

    Herton

  • IHM V3

    I Hate Models

  • INNERSHADES V3

    Innershades

  • JAN VERCAUTEREN V3

    Jan Vercauteren

  • LE MOTEL V3

    Le Motel

  • MARRØN3

    MARRØN

  • MATISA V3

    Matisa

  • NENE H V3

    Nene H

  • PARAMIDA V3

    Paramida

  • PHANOM V3

    Phanom

  • PHARA V3

    Phara LIVE

  • Rafael Munoz V3

    Rafael Munoz

  • SETAOC MASS V5

    Setaoc Mass

  • TORNADO WALLACE 4 5 V2

    Tornado Wallace

  • UPSAMMY V3

    upsammy

  • VTSS V3

    VTSS

  • ZETA LYS V3

    Zeta Lys

  • ALIA3

    AliA

  • ALTINBAS V3

    Altinbas

  • AMPE V3

    Ampe

  • AZO V3

    Azo

  • CABASA V3

    Cabasa

  • COURTESY V3

    Courtesy

  • DARIA KOSOLOVA B2 B ETAPP KYLE V3

    Daria Kolosova B2B Etapp Kyle

  • DENIRO3

    Deniro

  • DJ GIGOLA V3

    DJ Gigola

  • DJ STINGRAY 313 V3

    DJ Stingray 313

  • DVS1 B2 B OSCAR MULERO3

    DVS1 & Oscar Mulero

  • EMILY JEANNE V3

    Emily Jeanne

  • FAIS LE BEAU3

    Fais Le Beau

  • FOREST DRIVE WEST V3

    Forest Drive West

  • GERD JANSON V3

    Gerd Janson

  • HYPERAKTIVIST B2 B D DAN V3

    Hyperaktivist B2B D.dan

  • JULIAN MULLER V3

    Julian Muller

  • KETTAMA V3

    KETTAMA

  • KEYSER V3

    Keyser

  • MARCO SHUTTLE V3

    Marco Shuttle

  • MENICA V3

    Menica

  • PETER VAN HOESEN3

    Peter Van Hoesen

  • RAÄ R V3

    Raär

  • RHYW B2 B MOR ELIAN V3

    Rhyw B2B Mor Elian

  • SAOIRSE V3

    Saoirse

  • SARA DZIRI V3

    Sara Dziri

  • STEFFI V3

    Steffi LIVE

F.A.Q.

GENERAL

You can find us at the mesmerizing Vijverspark in Anderlecht, Belgium. Navigation section coming online soon.

Address: Avenue Marius Renard, Anderlecht

Saturday: 12h00 – 22h00

Sunday: 12h00 – 22h00

We host an afterparty at Fuse on both days. Afterparty runs from 22h00 until 07h00.


The minimum age to enter the festival is 18 years. Visitors are obligated to enter their date of birth upon purchasing a ticket. If the visitor is younger than 18 years it isn’t possible to purchase a ticket to the festival. When there is a doubt that a visitor isn’t old enough to enter the festival we will do a passport check. When the visitor hasn’t reached the age of 18, access will be denied. The ticket will not be refunded.

F.A.Q.

HOW TO GET THERE?

Midi Station in Brussels is the best way to get to the festival by train. There are direct trains to this station from many stations including Antwerp, Ghent, Leuven and Brussels North and Central. Plan your route and buy your ticket via the NMBS website.

From the Zuidstation, either the Metro, Tram or bus is a smooth way to get to the festival location. There are several rides per hour there and back until a little after midnight.

By metro

  • Line 6 direction 'Koning Boudewijn' or Line 2 direction 'Simonis' - change in 'Weststation'.
  • Line 5 direction 'Erasmus' - get off at 'Het Rad'.
    • At the centre of Brussels, provides a connection to
      other metro lines
    • 6 metro trains/hour until 23:00
    • 3 Metros/hour between 23:00 and 00:30
    • Connection Brussels South via lines 6 & 2

– At the stop 'Het Rad' the walking route to the festival is indicated.
1,5 km - 18' walk

– At the stop 'Eddy Merckx'
1,5 km - 18' walk

By tram / bus

  • Line 81: Montgomery - Marius Renard

Direct connection from Ixelles (tram) and Zuidstation (replacement bus) to Vijverspark, stop 'Marius Renard'.

  • Line 74: Uccle - Clemence Verard

Direct connection from Uccle (Bus) to Vijverspark stop 'Marie Curie'

– From the Zuidstation it's a few hundred metres walk to the Fuse for those going to the after party.

Tip: A handy route planner for public transport in Belgium can be found via this link.

By train

  • Anderlecht Station
    • Distance to the festival: 1,5 km
      • 19' walking
      • 7' by bike
    • Connection
      • Schaerbeek, 1 train/hour, last train at 23:30
        • Stops: Brussels South, Central and North
      • Zottegem, 1 train/hour, last train at 22:33
        • Stops: Denderleeuw, Welle, Haaltert, Ede, Burst, Terhagen, Herzele, Hillegem
  • Station Forest South
    • Distance to festival: 3,5 km
      • 22' bus line 810, every 40 min.
    • Connection
      • 's Gravenbrakel 1 train/hour, last 22:08
        • Stops: Ruisbroek, Lot, Buizingen, Halle, Lembeek, Tubeke, Hennuyeres


The XRDS Festival is easily accessible by bicycle. Many municipalities are within cycling distance. There is a free, guarded cycle park on Marius Renardlaan under the Brussels ring road near the entrance to the festival. XRDS will provide a small gift for all cyclists!

Also handy: in Brussels, you can make use of Villo's shared bicycles. A day pass costs 1 euro with the first half hour of each ride being free and 0.5 euro for the second half hour. There are 6 Villo stations around the Vijverspark: Marius Renard, Theo Lambert, Luther King, Curie, Merckx and Van Hellemont. You can find more information about Villo here.


Cycle highways:

  • FR0 & FR1 Central bicycle ring Brussels - along Vijverspark
  • F223 Brussels Bockstael - Brussels Cureghem
  • F209 Vijverspark - direction Denderleeuw and Anderlecht East
  • F20 Halle - connection to F209
  • Junctions in the Brussels periphery
    • min. 2 Km from festival

Do you live too far to come by bike? Park & Bike is highly recommended. You take the bike in the car, park nearby and then you cycle to the XRDS bike park. Parking is possible at a.o:

From Vijverspark it is a 6,8 km bike ride to the Fuse for those going to the after-party.

These are the recommended roads to take to approach the festival location.

  • Via R0 Ring around Brussels
    • E40 Ghent (55 km)
    • E40 Leuven (47 km)
    • A12 & E19 Antwerp (53 & 64 km)
    • E19 Mons (65 km)
      • Connection E42

We strongly advise against it, but if you choose to come to Brussels by car, there are some important things to bear in mind:

Parking: Visitors

  • Visitors to the festival can park at P+R CERIA-COOVI near exit 16 of the R0. A day ticket costs 15 euros. The walking route to the festival is signposted.
    1 km - 13' walk

Kiss + Ride: Visitors

There is a K+R zone on the Marius Renardlaan near the festival entrance. From the R0 take exit 15 and follow the signs K+R.

There is also a Taxi Service at the K+R.

If you want to go to the afterparty in the Fuse by car, you can park in Parking Hallepoort or OneParking Brussel Zuid, both of which are nine minute walk from the Fuse.

Through our ticket shop we have offered a few hotels where you can book directly during the weekend of XRDS festival

If you don't want to stress about travelling far on the day of the concert, just stay in Brussels. Thanks to visit.brussels, you can make this an unforgettable city trip. For all the information, go to www.visit.brussels

F.A.Q.

PRACTICAL

No, afterparty tickets are sold separately. Fuse has a limited capacity so we advise buying your afterparty tickets in advance.

Yes, lockers are available on site

Flyers and/or posters of other events – without any permission of the organization – are not allowed. Please reach out to us through info@xrds.be if you want to know about promotional opportunities on our festival grounds.

Please contact our ticketing providers Paylogic (support@paylogictickets.com) or Resident Advisor (ticketsupport@ra.co) directly.

Yes! Every day we have an afterparty at Fuse that runs from 22h00 until 07h00. The afterparty is an official part of the XRDS program.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to exchange day tickets for another day. We recommend to safely sell your ticket on TicketSwap and buy a new one on our website.


Re-entry is possible for all ticket holders. Just show your XRDS bracelet upon re-entering.


We try to provide a balanced selection of meals and drinks (vegan and veggie options). It is not allowed to bring your own food and/or beverages.

We do advise, however, if you have a severe allergy to gluten for example, to ask for the manager of the food truck. He/she can inform you and help you think about an adjustment in the dish so that you can enjoy the relevant dishes. So pay extra attention when consuming food/drinks

Our festival grounds are fairly accessible for wheelchair users with plenty of concrete paths and dance floors on a flat terrain. For more information, please contact info@XRDS.be

XRDS complies with the COVID-19 measurements issued by the Belgian government at all times.

At this time, there are no COVID measures in place. You do not need to be tested or have a CST to enter the festival. Mouth masks are no longer obligated on public transport.

Find the latest up-to-date info via www.info-coronavirus.be

The use of illegal drugs is harmful and can have negative consequences for you, your immediate environment, our organization as well as the relevant security authorities. It is prohibited by law to possess or sell drugs at XRDS. Any violation of this can lead to criminal prosecution and denial of access to the festival site.

There is a first aid station permanently present on site, clearly marked on the festival terrain and map. Please be aware that these people stand in for your safety and the safety of your loved ones, so it’s highly recommended to follow their instructions carefully.

XRDS wants to be a safe-r- space for its visitors. Look out for each other, and show respect and tolerance. Treat everyone equally and respect everyone’s personal space. No means no, be mindful when engaging with others. We are an LGBTQ+ friendly festival, no hate or racism against any groups will be tolerated.

We have our Fuse Awareness Team available on site. Search for our Awareness Peers wearing an orange sweater or shirt or the Help Desk. If you’ve encountered or witnessed any unsafe or unpleasant situations, please reach out to our Awareness Team, they are there to listen and help.

This section will be updated constantly with new information, as soon as the info is available.

Urgent question? Send an email to info@XRDS.be. We will reply as soon as possible.