Jeugdheem De Populier
address: Letterkouter 8 (GPS: Kouterken, 9620 Zottegem)
9620 Zottegem (Velzeke-Ruddershove)
The main stage is located in the biggest tent and is equipped with a highly professional sound and light system. The second stage tent is at the other side of the building that contains the restaurant and ticket office. Our third tent has the merch area and interview stage inside.
Like always we'll have our very own catering team at your service, preparing delicious meal. Sometimes typical Belgian dishes, sometimes more exotic meals such as our famous Paella. Of course the legendary Belgian fries guys will be there again! We have a dedicated chef that knows how to prepare a very tasteful vegan or vegetarian meal. Also this year we will have Potatolicious cooking some potatoes in their food truck at the festival.
People driving by car just need to set there gps to Kouterken, 9620 Zottegem. That will guide you to the camping and parking entrance. Zottegem is only 10 minutes driving from the E40 highway. If you're coming from Brussels you can take the Zottegem/Erpe-Mere exit or if you're coming from Ghent you should take the Zottegem/Wetteren exit.
People coming by train or plane will need to take a train to Zottegem. There's good connection with Brussels and Ghent. There will be a dunk!shuttle driving from the railway station in Zottegem to the festival. We’ll make sure there is a shuttle waiting at the back entrance (Broedermareslaan) when trains from Brussels and Ghent arrive between 14:00 and 18:00 on Thursday and between 12:00 and 14:00 on Friday and Saturday.
But it is also a nice walk from the train station to the festival. You'll get to experience the Flemish country side as a free extra service. Here's a map so you don't get lost!
Also check out Flixbus to get to the festival from anywhere in Europe. Their busses look pretty cool (they have wifi!) and they're not expensive at all.
Camping site is free and right next to the festival area.
There will be breakfast on Friday and Saturday. Coffee is free during the whole festival.
Camping site officially opens on Thursday. We understand that a big amount of visitors are coming from far away so we will allow people setting up their tent on Wednesday as well. Only rules for the camping: no bbq (or fire) and no glass.
Flexotel & Flexotent
This year we will also have the Flexotel rooms and Flexotent tents available.
A Flexotel is a comfortable event hotel on the site. They offer heated cabins for 2-4 people. The Flexotel opens on Thursday around noon and closes on Sunday around noon. This is only available as a combi package for three nights and includes:
Besides these fantastic hotel rooms there will also be the Flexotents. Same principle but with tents. This package includes:
As always, toilets and showers are free at dunk!festival. We plan to provide extra showers and toilets near the Flexotel Village.
Booking a Flexotel or Flexotent does not include your festival ticket.
Dunk!festival first took place in 2005 and was meant for supporting the local basketball club Helios Zottegem. It soon turned out that they were more supporting us than we were supporting them. So we decided to go our own way and try to be a break even operation.
In 2013 we didn't succeed in that, at all... But with the support of our loyal fans we survived and kind of reborn on a new location since 2014.