Laundry Day: Antwerp


Laundry day, one of the largest festivals to engulf Antwerp with over 60,000 in attendance last year. This event began with just 200 people in 1998 having a party in the street and has evolved in to an international affair, this year with 13 stages and a circus. On the 4th of September 2011 over 200 DJ’s will be performing across these stages over the course of the day.

You may be asking why it is called Laundry Day. The festivity is a modern day alternative to the tradition of laundry days, where washer women would gather to hang out wet clothes enjoy a good chat with their neighbours and make a run-of-the-mill chore a little more enjoyable. The streets for Laundry day this September will be decorated with brightly coloured clothes and though there won’t be a great deal of housework going on the spirit of the laundry days of old is still there.

The events kick off at midday, you can buy presale tickets for € 28, 00 there’s to a be an impressive lineup of DJs in particular Basement Jaxx will be headlining.

P&O Ferries can get you to Belgium via their Hull to Zeebrugge service so you can get your laundry done.

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