About the local hosting organizationL’Inc’Rock BW Festival was born in the municipality of Incourt in 2005. This festival has grown over the years and there are more and more people who come. It has gained fame and this is an advantage. It is an event you cannot miss in Wallonia since it gives a hint of what summer festivals will be ! It is organized around three days. Those will be three days of music on three stages (one outside) with more than 40 concerts, animations, and a great atmosphere. There will be rock, urban, hip hop and French music as well as new groups. Moreover, it will give a predominant place to Wallonia and Brussels artists. World-famous artists will also perform. In addition, a firework show, a VIP area and a camping site will be organized.
About the volunteer workWith more than 10,000 people in three days, the area of the festival is very dirty. So, three days before the festival starts, volunteers are going to help install stand, tables, barriers, and so on. During the festival, volunteers could enjoy the festival and could be behind the bar and serve beers or food. You could also be in front of the stage to secure the area. After the festival, you will clean the area and help uninstall the area. You will collect and recycle the waste to give a nice and safe ground to the festival-goers. You will discover various sides of the organization of a festival. The volunteers are young people (18-35 years old) who want to work OUTSIDE and live in a VERY BASIC CAMPING. You have to be flexible and enthusiastic. You CANNOT have any physical condition. And most important, you must love music!
Local accommodationA camping site is reserved for the volunteers. It is well located. There are showers and toilets. You need a flashlight, toilet paper, bath towel, basic pharmacy, ear plugs… You can expect not to have hot water to shower. You need to bring all the things that might be useful because you will not be able to buy anything during your stay over there!! You must think about bringing material to fix your tent in case it breaks. You must absolutely bring everything you need. If you do not have all the needed material, you might end up sleeping outside in the mud. All meals are included.
About the project locationMeeting point : Midi (South or Zuid) train station
RequirementsParticipation fees are free, what they pay is for their sending organization. In Belgium, you just need to have a small budget for your free time. You need a health insurance to cover your entire trip to Belgium (however usually the host has an insurance to cover your working time). Your sending association may help you find a suitable one. No vaccine is required but if you are going to do some physical work, we recommend that you take the vaccines against lockjaw and hepatitis. Make sure that you have seen a dentist before you leave home. Volunteers must bring all the medicines you need. It might be complicated to buy them in Belgium if you do not have the necessary documents to get it. The medicine you need might have a different name from the one it has in your country. In cases of accident all participants from foreign countries are insured by the International Volunteering Service. Nevertheless they need to have their insurance and a health insurance. European volunteers need their European Health Insurance Card up to date. You can get it for free!