DOUREEEUH 2023: The best tips for your Dour experience.
What: Tips for Dour / Where: Dour, Belgium / When: 12 – 16 July 2023 / Genre: Electronic, Techno, Drum ‘n Bass, Dubstep, Rock, Alternative, Everything!
You can read tips for Dour Festival here. What are the things that you really need to know before you visit this festival? Dour is 5 days of partying hard and you be exhausted, but it will undoubtedly be worth it. We have listed all the tips and tricks for a steady Dour experience for you in this blog. The Maximal bus trip goes to this amazing festival each year. Find more information about the bus trip to Dour Festival!
#Tip 1: Take the right campsite choices
The first in the list Tips for Dour: It is extra important to make the right choices regarding the campsite. Every campsite has its own personality, and making the wrong decision can torture you for 5 days. But no worries, if you travel by Maximal bus, you have access to the camping zone at the entrance to the regular camping site which is nice and close to the entrance to the festival site: you can pick the best spot for your tent! Choose the Comfort camping if you need some luxury. Clean showers, toilets, breakfast, a bar and a VIP area. It doesn’t get any more comfortable! Go green and choose the Green Camping: a relaxed zone where you have yoga lessons and Norwegian steam baths, all on the condition that you try to be Zero Waste. ♻️
#Tip 2: Boots
Dour has its own micro climate, and the experienced Dour visitor knows that boots are an essential part of your standard equipment. After rain, Dour can quickly turn into a giant mud pool. Now you have two types of people: one that cares so little and spontaneously starts belly sliding and the other who wants to keep his outfit somewhat clean. Are you the second person? Then this tip is definitely important for you.
Being able to dance in the mud carefree
#Tip 3: Garbage bags
Garbage bags are useful for literally every situation you are going to face during Dour Festival. Use them to throw away all of your empty cans of beer, stretch them over your backpack to keep your things dry or use it as a festival rug. With a little bit of creativity you can even turn it into a fancy raincoat. How cool is that?! The options are endless.
#Tip 4: The essentials
Not in the mood for weeks of nightmares about the word “DOUREEUH”? Then ear plugs are the real essential for you. The people at the campsite don’t know how to stop and will scream the whole night, guaranteed. Still, you didn’t get a lot of sleep and want to catch up during the day? Bring a sleep mask with you! Be prepared. The Dour checklist is your best friend.
#Tip 5: Stages
An important tip: get to know the stages. Every stage on Dour has its own personality. The main stage, The Last Arena, has something for everyone. If it isn’t one of the biggest hip-hop artists of the century who is jumping on stage, you can party on the guitar solo of your favorite band.
Rather party day and night on the craziest electronic tunes? Turn up at the Red Bull Elektropedia Ballzaal. Or are you always in for a new experience and get surprised by new music? Visit one of the smaller stages such as La Petite Maison Dans La Prairie, La Salle Polyvalente of Le Labo. Crazy new tunes guaranteed.
The beautiful sunset gives the music an extra touch!
#Tip 6: Snacks
When you go to Dour Festival it is smart to bring your own (healthy) snacks. At the festival they mostly sell deep-fried snacks and believe us when we say that after two days you have had enough of them. Greasy snacks might feel like the perfect solution for your hangovers, but in the end vitamins are way more important than you think.
#Tip 7: Learn French at Dour
Dour is a French speaking festival. You will notice this very quickly. Prepare yourself because even at the First Aid they will probably look at you like you come from a different planet when you try to communicate in English. But this can be positive, you will probably come back with a great French vocabulaire.
#Tip 7: Fresh and clean
So, let’s be honest: we don’t go to Dour to enjoy the showers. So it is a relieve when after two days you smell the others visitors more than yourself. Dour will be dirtier than you are used to and after 5 full days you will probably not recognize yourself anymore. Do you feel like being clean after a day of crazy partying? Our tip: visit the gas station in the village of Dour and take a fresh shower under the garden hose. You will be clean before you know it!
The best festival shower – guaranteed!
#Tip 8: Take the bus
Don’t feel like waiting for a crowded bus in 32 degrees? Make sure that you plan your trip in advance. Maximal brings you to the most amazing festival of Belgium. You will always be dropped off and picked up at the entrance of the festival and you will have the guarantee that you will be on the bus with your friends, even if you don’t book at the same time! Last but not least: there is the possibility to play nice music. The best pre-party! We have pick up points all over Europe, check them at the bus trip to Dour page!
Maximal Trips provides the most fun bus trips to national and international festivals since 2012. Book your bus tickets as well as your camping- and festival tickets. All of our touringcars have ISO 9001 or likewise certification. Maximal Trips makes sure you travel safe, relaxed and affordable. Meet our tour guide on board and start the trip. Discover. Book. Hop on!