WECANDANCE festival rounded off a huge weekend of celebrations on Sunday. Taking place from 13-14 August on the sun-kissed golden sands of Zeebrugge Beach in Belgium, the fourth edition of WECANDANCE welcomed a record number of festivalgoers with 15,000 guests in attendance on each day.
Alongside headline sets from acts including Resident Advisor’s No.1 DJ Dixon, Paradise and Hot Creations founder Jamie Jones and Life And Death label head DJ Tennis, Belgium’s most innovative beach festival also played host to an array of leading electronic and hip hop acts, including Recondite, Pachanga Boys, Vaal, Woo York, Roy Davis Jr, Young Marco, Sam Tiba, Bonnie Banane, Eduardo Castillo, Goldffinch, Hamza, Lovefingers, and Maribou State. Leading lights of the Belgium scene were also represented with Beazar, Cleveland, Faisal, Hush Hefner, Kapibara, Nick Bril, Nosedrip, Raw District and Tofke all representing. Take a look back at some of the best performances here.
Food is a big part of the #WCD16 experience and the festival further proved its commitment to high quality, upscale festival food this year, continuing their hugely successful partnership with Michelin-starred restaurant The Jane. The sold-out, on-site pop-up restaurant welcomed 450 lucky diners per day, who were treated to a delectable five course menu created by The Jane’s celebrated chefs Sergio Herman and Nick Bril, who closed their doors of their restaurant in Antwerp and moved their entire staff to WECANDANCE for two entire days. Those not lucky enough to bag a ticket to The Jane were still offered a dazzling array of choice at the food market, with a wide range of signature dishes developed by many of Belgium’s leading restaurants and chefs, along with expert mixologists and even beach-roaming sommeliers who all added to the unparalleled food experience at the event. Check out some of the highlights here.
The festival theme for this year’s edition of WECANDANCE was SPACE. The site was transformed into an an interplanetary playground and festivalgoers donned their finest futuristic, space-inspired outfits. Take a look at some of the best bits here.
WCD16 LINE-UP A-Z
AMELIE LENS / BAFANA / BART RICARDO / BEAZAR / BLEU BLEU / BONNIE BANANE live / BOREALIS / CHARLOTTE DC / CLEVELAND live / DIXON / DJ DUSTIN / DJ TENNIS / EAGL / EDUARDO CASTILLO / FAISAL / GOLDFFINCH / GUS N SENSE / HAMZA / HUSH HEFNER / JAMIE JONES / JEAN LE ROUGE / JULIO / KAISERR / KAPIBARA / KONG / KOODOO / L. BOSSA / LOVEFINGERS / MARIBOU STATE dj set / MATÉ / MICKEY / MILO HÄFLIGER / MONSIEUR MOUSTACHE / MR JAY / MR WONDER & I.Z. MC / NEON / NICK BRIL / NOSEDRIP / OCEANVS ORIENTALIS / PACHANGA BOYS / PAOLO FRANCESCO / RAW DISTRICT / RECONDITE / RITCHIE SANTOS / ROY DAVIS JR / SAM TIBA / SHERIDAN / SIMON LE SAINT / SIXSIXSIXTIES / SMITH DAVIS vs CDRIQUE / SURVIVOR TAG TEAM / THANG / THE LIZZIES / TLP / TOFKE / TROYBOI / VAAL / VIC CREZEE & MC LYRICAL TIE / WOO YORK / YOUNG MARCO / ZOEY HASSELBANK