It was two years ago that we went to Ieperfest (see our blogpost here), and it was a wet edition in 2014. This time, it was a beautiful Summer weekend, and we went again one afternoon to try out the vegan goodies and enjoy the atmosphere.
We tried to taste something from each foodstall, but by the end of the afternoon were too stuffed to accomplish that plan 😉
Payment for food and drinks was with tokens: we paid 66 euros for 30 tokens in total.
Our plan was to start our food trip with the Flemish stew with seitan and potatoes from the Ieperfest Hardcore Foodstall, but it was announced it was only available from 5PM onwards. Bummer! So we started with a Dutch weedburger and some ‘Wish ‘n Chips’, that latter being a new ‘algae’ based dish from TDW. Nice!
Here’s an overview of the food and drinks we had:
We didn’t have a slice of pizza this time, but a friend did, so of course I wanted a photo (thank you 😉
Here are some more photos from the food stalls.
There is also a ‘More than Music’ hall, where you can watch documentaries, listen to and participate in debates, meet several NGO’s and buy merchandise (T-shirts, pins, stickers). And another tent with music and merchandise from the bands. There are also several couches in the More than Music hall to take a break.
Ieperfest is also renowded for being one of the greenest festivals, with for example a clear recycling policy, compost toilets, seperate waste bins for different items. Not only the festival site is remarkably clean (no carpets of plastic cups like one sees at most other festivals) but the same goes for the camping site: campers are encouraged to leave the camping place clean and tidy and take everything with them (see this photo after the festival and the contrast with a ‘regular’ festival camping site).
Ow, and of course there was lots of music too. We listened to several bands, but as I am not really into hardcore, I cannot make any senseable comments about the music, just that it was very loud! 😉
There are plenty of photos of the bands in this blogpost from LegendArising, and there’s a photo of the two of us in that gallery too (while eating of course, what else 😉 ) See if you can spot us!
3 day festival, every year, mid August
Crossroads of Poperingseweg and Hazewindestraat
8900 Ieper (Ypres)