Horst is a two-day celebration of art and music held in a 15th-century moated castle nestled in the green Hageland hills of Belgium. The festival collaborates with a vanguard of talented artists and offers a well-selected worldwide collage of electronic music and visual arts.
In the search for new, undiscovered subspaces, this edition will offer thought-provoking insights into the framework of the medieval site. This year’s program will explore the creation of temporary places, highlighting existing elements and creating a variety of new and exciting spheres on the castle grounds.
An underlying theme of this edition is the dialogue between art and architecture. Connected to this, organizers have invited two internationally acclaimed studios—namely Assemble Studio and architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu—to each build one of the two experimental stages of this year's festival setup.
The full lineup for this year's edition is as follows:
Gilles Peterson, Helena Hauff, Funkineven, Jay Daniel, San Soda, Shanti Celeste, Red Greg, Lefto, Jayda G, Tako, Nosedrip, Le Motel, WWWater (live), soFa, Sugarhouse Records.
Motor City Drum Ensemble, Egyptian Lover, Special Request, Young Marco, Romare (live), Call Super, Kornél Kovács , K15, Mehmet Aslan, DC Salas, Bjeor Beatsforbeaches, DTM Funk.
architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu
Horst 2017 takes place in and around the castle of Horst Holsbeek on Friday, September 8 from 16:00 to 04:00 and Saturday, September 9 from 14:00 to 02:00. For more information, including tickets, please click here.
For more information on last year's edition, please read our review here.