The dunk!team consists completely out of volunteers who are just in this for the love for music and for the fun of organizing this festival. The core of the team (5-10 people) who is working through the year to set up this festival is all family and long time friends. The volunteers working at the festival (more than 50/day) are uncles, aunts, cousins, grand parents(!), friends and neighbors. All of them are looking forward to that one weekend in spring where they can welcome you post-rock lovers from all over the world and offer you a cold beer or a tasty meal.
What we do
What we do
Our most important project is of course the festival. We work through the year to spot and book bands, search for the best sound & light partners, optimize every little aspect of the festival... We strive to offer a surprising line-up on two highly professional stages with the best sound and light set-up we can get. Besides that we also make sure our visitors can enjoy a cold Belgian beer, served by our happy volunteers. The catering team goes out to buy the best ingredients to make classical local dishes or more exotic plates and of course our Belgian Fries boys are there to serve the best fries in town. Free breakfast and coffee during the festival means everyone is prepared for the day.
For the first time in 2017 there will be two editions of the festival. The one in Belgium and a brand new US edition in Burlington, Vermont.
Besides offering a stage we also support a small selection of bands in releasing their albums. Since 2011 the label releases 5 to 10 albums a year on vinyl and CD. Since recently we are able to release more albums and our focus shifted to vinyl. Of course high quality is also extremely important in this project. Vinyl is (almost) always pressed on heavy 180g vinyl and most albums have upgraded cardboard covers. Our standard CD releases are digipacks with upgraded cardboard and matte varnish. Check all our releases here.
Because there are more great bands than we can put on our stage or release on the label we created a webshop to support more bands in spreading their music. The official dunk!store has all dunk!releases but also a whole bunch of other hand picked albums. So it could be seen as our own private album collection we share with you. Records are shipped to most EU countries and the USA. Shipping is free for larger orders. Since 2016 we are working together with A Thousand Arms to offer our releases to US based fans. And since 2017 there is an actual physical dunk!store in Ghent. Come and say hi!
Applying for the festival is possible by sending an email with a streaming link and short introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org. We try our very best to listen to every application but we can not answer all of them. Sorry about that!
Our festival headquarters are located right next to the festival site. Headquarters address: vzw Lootgenot, Letterkouter 3, 9620 Zottegem, Belgium
The festival is located at Letterkouter 8, 9620 Zottegem, Belgium. But visitors can reach it easier through: Kouterken, 9620 Zottegem, Belgium.
Our physical dunk!store can be found at Kortrijksepoortstraat 264, 9000 Gent, Belgium. Open on Wed/Thu/Fri from 10:00 to 18:00.