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 amazing 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.
In 2017 there were two editions of the festival. The one in Belgium and a brand new US edition in Burlington, Vermont. The US edition is now on hold but be sure we’ll do everything we can support the US based post-rock scene. Our continued partnership with A Thousand Arms and Young Epoch for example.
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 2018 we press our own vinyls with dunk!pressing. Of course high quality is extremely important in this project. Vinyl is always pressed on heavy 180g vinyl and most albums have upgraded cardboard covers. Check all dunk!releases here. If you are interested to have your music pressed on vinyl by dunk!pressing, we are here to help.
Since 2017 there is an actual physical dunk!store in Ghent. But at this moment we can’t have someone there to open the store. For now everyone is needed at dunk!pressing…
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 but is closed for now.
Our vinyl pressing plant (dunk!pressing) can be found at Letterkouter 6, 9620 Zottegem, Belgium.