Cactus Festival

13 - 15 Jul 2018
Minnewaterpark, Bruges

Cactus in Bruges is a folksy, festival weekender featuring well known artists, posh camping and a laidback, summery vibe.

  • When? 13th - 15th July 2018
  • Where? Minnewaterpark, Bruges
  • Price: Day tickets are €47, two-day combitickets are €80 and weekend tickets are €105.

They always say you should never judge a book by its cover - for Bruges' Cactus Festival, this is true of its name. This festival is anything but prickly: instead, it's a warm, loved up, small-scale fest with a big heart and chilled-out feel. We're in love already.

Within walking distance of the historic city centre, the festival has a folksy, arty vibe with vintage airstream campers, multi-coloured bunting and pop up bars and food stalls. Cactus Festival has an intimate feel and small stages - previous headliners include Air, Damien Rice, Laura Mvula and The Cinematic Orchestra. There's also camping close by (reached via shuttle buses) which offers posher-than-your-average facilities. Note that camping passes must be booked separately.

Make a weekend of it or opt for the day ticket option. Rather handily, it's also possible to purchase a two-day combi ticket (i.e. Friday and Sunday). Book fast though, Cactus Festival - about as prickly as a marshmallow after a bath - is likely to sell out fast.

  • Get there: The official website recommends travelling by train - Station Brugge is the nearest - or finding eco-friendly options such as cycling or car sharing as parking is limited.
  • Stay: It is possible to camp near to the festival for the full experience - otherwise stay in Bruges.

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