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Rock Werchter Belgium

There's a choice of around 100 music festivals in Europe and the UK over Summer. For the last 20years a little town called Werchter in Belgium, an hour out of Brussels, is transformed into Rock Festival craziness! 80,000 people and 4 days of mayhem with a line-up to rival the UK's biggest festival Glastonbury. Killers, Pearl Jam, Kaiser Chiefs, Chemical Brothers and Metallica to name a few. Throw in Belgium's global Stella brewery 20mins from the festival site and you can imagine what comes next....

We found this Murtle - half man half turtle at the start of our trip at the Eurostar terminal in London.

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For those that haven't been in the trenches at a camping music festival here's a little glimpse of tentlife. There was around 20 campsites like this spread out around the festival site.

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Nothing but dome tents as far as the eye can see, then I stumbled across this beauty - gotta love a bit of Aussie ingenuity. I held my breath and poked my head inside to find a least 20 beds wall to wall and what looked like a couple of dead corpses.

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Front and centre main stage.

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Our festival crew amongst it, fresh Stellas all round!

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There were a few showers to cool the crowd...

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Highlight band - The Killers well and truly rocked the crowd to new levels!

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Ever been in moshpit?? Quite a soft one so i dived in to get some footage from the floor.

There's always plenty of craziness amongst the crowd at a festival and we found our fair share of it with people from all over the world. These clowns were on another planet though. For those that joined me at The Block Party for my Aussie farewell I can gladly say I - At least I didn't get naked - or did I??

Unfortunately these two were Australian - the guy at the bar is ordering beers while he takes a leak and his buddy - well I think the pictures tell the story... priceless. Mum you might want to quickly skip past this bit!

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An afternoon in the main square Brussels, chowing down pots of garlic mussels will cure any festival hangover.

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Glad you can't quite see the squinty little black dots on our face formerly known as eyes.

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Posted by ClintW 12:30

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