Curiosity and wonder.

That’s what students and researchers from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) have in common with artists. They try to grasp reality through research and experiment.  KU Leuven wants to provide a platform for the dialogue between art, science, and society with the aim of examining and strengthening it. At HORST, you can be a part of this. HORST and KU Leuven invite artists who participated over the last five years for a series of talks. Throughout the weekend, a number of KU Leuven lecturers would very much like to share their vision on HORST with you.


SATURDAY  8th of SEPTEMBER   // Lecture Space

17.30 – 18.15 ** Five years HORST Arts & Music by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh **

18.15 – 18.30  ** Frederik Willem Daem reads aloud**

18.30 – 20.00 ** HORST stages with Joseph Halligan (Assemble), Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

                          (Atelier Bow-Wow), Paul Robbrecht (Robbrecht & Daem architecten), Jozef  Wouters,

                          Olivier Goethals (019)  **


SUNDAY 9th of SEPTEMBER   // Lecture Space

16.00 – 17.00  ** Collective Practice by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh and Michiel Helbig **

17.00 – 17.45  ** Graphical work by Katja Mater in conversation with Ronny & Johny **

17.45 – 18.00  ** Frederik Willem Daem reads aloud**

18.00 – 19.00  ** Sculptural Works by Leon Vranken, Pieter Huybrechts & Erki De Vries and

                            Caroline Coolen in conversation with Josine De Roover (Cas-Co)**



Date - opening hours – timetable
HORST 2018 is a three-day festival, held from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of September. Friday starts at 17:00 and ends at 03:00, Saturday starts at 14:00 and ends at 02:00, Sunday starts at 14:00 and ends at 00:00.
View the timetable
Transport - Shuttle service - Parking

HORST is located at Horststraat 28, 3220 Holsbeek, Belgium.

HORST promotes public transport as the main option to travel to and from the festival. By train and shuttle service is the easiest way to get to the festival. A shuttle service runs directly between Leuven railway station and HORST Festival. Shuttle busses drive every twenty minutes during the course of the festival and cost € 5 for a return ticket.

Shuttle schedule:

Friday 7th of September 2018: 15:00 – 04:30.
Saturday 8th of September 2018: 13:00 – 03:30
Sunday 9th of September 2018: 13:00 – 01:30

Biking to HORST is easy. Follow the signs in and around Holsbeek and park your bike for free next to the main entrance (bring your own lock).

Coming by car? The event location features a large parking lot. A parking ticket costs € 5 / car. However, if you make use of the full capacity of your car (all seats taken): your access to the parking lot is free, so be sure to carpool. In case of irregular parking, your vehicle might be towed away.

Food & drinks

Food and drinks in any kind of containers and/or wrapping are not allowed on the festival site. HORST offers a wide range of food and drinks.


You’ll be able to buy tokens by cash ànd by card on the festival site.


HORST offers one-day tickets and weekend tickets both for the festival and camping. Tickets are now on sale and can be bought through the website. Refunds aren’t available but you are able to change the name on the ticket for free. Regarding ticket support please get in touch with Paylogic.


Children aged 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

Press enquiries

HORST welcomes and invites (relevant) media representatives to cover the festival. For accreditation send us an email ( and state the necessary information: name of/link to media, name of the applicant and the type of coverage (reviews, interviews, audio, video, photos, etc).

The organisation

HORST is run by Onkruid - Onkruid is an interdisciplinary team combining expertise in architecture, public policy, marketing, music & culture to further develop the creative context of our cities. Onkruid develops actions, interventions or events that unite people & cultivates parts of the social wasteland.


Volunteers are an integral part of the festival. You can either work before, during or after the festival. If you would like to be a part of HORST 2018 as an individual or as a group send us an email ( or sign in at



HORST offers € 45 weekend camping tickets, this ticket includes 3 deluxe brunches.


The campsite opens on Friday 7th of September on 15:00 and closes Monday 10th of September 2018 at 13:00.

Food & drinks

Food and drinks in glass containers are not allowed on the camping site. HORST offers a brunch for all campsite ticketholders. The festival holds a wide range of food and drinks.

Cars & campers

No campers or cars are allowed on the campsite during the festival.

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