Horst Arts and Music Festival has confirmed its plans for this year’s fourth edition, including details of the first acts to perform.

Horst is a two-day celebration of art and music held in a 15th-century moated castle nestled in the green Hageland hills of Belgium. The festival collaborates with a vanguard of talented artists and offers a well-selected worldwide collage of electronic music and visual arts.

In the search for new, undiscovered subspaces, this edition will offer thought-provoking insights into the framework of the medieval site. This year’s program will explore the creation of temporary places, highlighting existing elements and creating a variety of new and exciting spheres on the castle grounds.

An underlying theme of this edition is the dialogue between art and architecture. Connected to this, organizers have invited two internationally acclaimed studios—namely Assemble Studio and architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu—to each build one of the two experimental stages of this year’s festival setup.

Thie first names for this year’s edition are as follows:


Motor City Drum Ensemble
Gilles Peterson
Jay Daniel
Kornel Kovacs
Young Marco
Red Greg
Jayda G
Mehmet Aslan
DC Salas
WWWater (live)


Assemble Studio
architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu
Batia Suter

Horst 2017 takes place in and around the castle of Horst Holsbeek on Friday, September 8 from 16:00 to 04:00 and Saturday, September 9 from 14:00 to 02:00. For more information, including tickets, please click here.

For more information on last year’s edition, please read our review here.