The Qontinent 2019: Island Of Intensity The Qontinent is Belgium’s only three-day outdoor hard dance event. Originating from a single day event in 2008, the event has grown to become one of the biggest festivals the harder styles have to offer. This summer, The Qontinent returns to Puyenbroeck, Belgium to present the ‘Island Of Intensity’. […]The Qontinent 2019 Puyenbroeck Belgium
The Qontinent is Belgium’s only three-day outdoor hard dance event. Originating from a single day event in 2008, the event has grown to become one of the biggest festivals the harder styles have to offer. This summer, The Qontinent returns to Puyenbroeck, Belgium to present the ‘Island Of Intensity’. Over 140 artists can be found across five stages over the three-day event.
“Embark on a journey to power, rise to the call of the quest and unite at the island of Intensity”
This year, a range of popular headlining acts will return to the Island of Intensity. On Friday, the official pre-party will take place across three stages. The main stage will showcase the likes of Coone, Psyko Punkz, Radical Redemption and Retrospect. The ‘Future Heroes’ stage will host Emphasis, Imperatorz, Krowdexx and more. Finally, the ‘The Battle’ stage will kick off the weekend with Dark-E and Pat B. Saturday and Sunday will see everyone’s hardstyle favourites take to the main stage.
Popular acts such as D-Block & S-te-Fan, Sub Zero Project, Brennan Heart and Da Tweekaz are among the main stage lineup. The weekend will also host the hardcore and raw hardstyle stage; as well as exclusive freestyle and jump & tek classics stages. Saturday will also see Footworxx host ‘The Turbine’ stage, followed by BKJN who will take over on Sunday.
The Qontinent takes place at the Recreation Area in Puyenbroeck, Belgium. You can find the event at Puyenbrug 1a, 9185 Wachtebeke, Belgium.
The town of Puyenbroeck is located in the northern region of Belgium. The nearest airport is Antwerp Airport, however, it is recommended to fly into Brussels Zaventem Airport or Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Upon arrival, visitors can travel to the festival grounds by car as well as public transport. From the airport, you can take the train to Ghent-Sint-Pieters, followed by a direct shuttle bus.
A number of official travel partners also offer travel packages with direct shuttle transportation from nearby major cities; as well as weekend tickets and camping packages.
If you are travelling by car, there are two main routes. Visitors coming from Brussels, France and other southern areas can travel via the E17, taking exit 11 and following along the N449 to Beervelde. Visitors travelling from Antwerp, Holland and the northern areas can travel via the E34, taking exit 13 and following the R4 in the direction of Gent. Official parking lots are available and are within walking range of the festival. Parking is 10 euros for 1 day or 15 euros for 3 days.
The Qontinent offers a ‘Ravers Resort’, the official campsite for the festival; and the perfect place to kick-start the weekend of a lifetime. Ravers Resort offers a wide range of accommodations suited for every traveller and every budget. ‘KarTents’ and official Qontinent tents are available for 1-2 people; while Festipi’s are available for 1-3 people and Sahara Tipi Tents can fit up to four people. There are only 450 pre-pitched accommodation options available so be sure to get in quick!
If you’re not interested in camping or only want to visit on one or two days, a number of nearby accommodation options are available. A number of guesthouses and Airbnb options are available in the surrounding areas and are within walking distance of the festival.
Alternatively, visitors can also stay in the city centre of Ghent and travel to and from the festival via shuttle. A larger range of accommodation options such as hostels and hotels are available in Ghent. You can explore all the nearby options below.
The town of Puyenbroeck is a small suburban area, which does not offer many attractions aside from the recreational area where the festival is held. If you are not camping and staying in Ghent, the city offers a range of attractions. The city centre is home to a number of historical buildings such as Gravensteen, the 10thcentury castle; and Het Belfort van Gent, a 14thcentury bell tower.
You can also find a number of stunning historical churches including Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, Saint Nicholas’ Church and Saint Michael’s Church. A range of historical buildings as well as restaurants and cafes surround the historic town square ‘Korenmarkt’.
Popular dining options featuring traditional Belgian cuisine, as well as international options, can be found in the main square and surrounding areas.
With over 140 artists to choose from across multiple genres, there’s something for everyone at The Qontinent. Here are three acts you cannot miss at The Qontinent 2019.
Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Dutch duo Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo will be celebrating 25 years with an exclusive set on the Saturday of The Qontinent. Known for their popular happy hardcore and gabber tracks, these two will no doubt be one of the highlights of the main stage this weekend.
Da Tweekaz – Norwegian duo Da Tweekaz will return to the Sunday main stage at The Qontinent this year. Expect to hear everything from songs about Jagermeister to Disney sing-alongs, and everything in between; during their high energy set. Make sure to get there early because the stage will be packed during their performance.
Sound Rush – Everyone’s favourite hardstyle twins Sound Rush will be performing an exclusive live set on the final day of The Qontinent. Known for their catchy melodies and uplifting vocals, the brothers quickly rose to fame with their hit tracks and collaborations.
The next edition of The Qontinent will take place from August 9-11, 2019.
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