The municipality of Dour in Belgium hosts the annual alternative music fiesta by the name of Dour Festival. It was first founded in the year 1989. Since then , it has been witnessing some of the most entertaining musical performances of the nation.
With a humble beginning with just five bands taking part in the first edition, withing a span of over two decades it has attained a solid position in the world music fraternity. The size and stature of Dour Festival is evident from the number of participating bands over 200 now and spectators over 1,50,000.
The festival's acts come from a wide range of genres, such as- electro, rock, drum and bass, pop, R&B, reggae, house, punk, hardcore, metal, hip-hop, indie, techno and lot more. At the Dour festival, music is played for 17 hours each day, from 12pm until 5am. Dour has a reputation for putting on acts that go on to become very popular in the future as the festival attracts a very international and mixed crowd. The main stages at Dour Festival are The Last Arena and The Red Frequency Stage. Various tents at this musical gala include Dance Hall, The Magic Tent, La Petite Maison dans la Prairie and Club-Circuit Marquee.