It is a yearly music celebration held in the town of Werchter, close Leuven, since 1976 and is a substantial measured yearly shake music festival. The celebration began in 1974 as a one-day occasion with exhibitions from Banzai and Kandahar, yet finished the years it has advanced to end up one of Belgium's biggest music celebrations. Initially it was a twofold celebration, called "Torhout-Werchter", with two celebration regions at ious destinations in Belgium: one in Werchter and one in Torhout. In 1999, the celebration dropped the Torhout site and from that point forward has occurred just in Werchter.
Since 2003 Werchter has been a 4-day celebration, as it was sold by proprietor Herman Schueremans to American coordinators Live Nation. Schueremans anyway remains the fundamental coordinator of the occasion. The celebration is sorted out each first few days of the mid year get-away in Belgium a weekend ago of June or the first of July. Roskilde celebration and the Arras Main Square Festival are quite often sorted out around the same time, so they can 'share' groups. Now and again, the Glastonbury Festival is composed at that end of the week, yet most years it is sorted out an end of the week sooner.