Summer 2012 brings for the electronic music fans another great festival. Buy your cheap flight to Belgium and book your accommodation, buy your Tomorrowland ticket and you’ll have access to the very popular music event. The first artist in the line-up list for this year is no. 1 DJ in the world according to DjMag – David Guetta – together with Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, John Digweed, Above & Beyond are only few of the very famous artists performing live in Belgium. The electronic festival will welcome its guests on the 27th of July and will close on the same Sunday evening. Now flight tickets are available at very good rates, the entrance ticket for Tommorowland 2012 ranges from €72,5 (for Friday, Saturday and Sunday pass) to m €242,5 for Full Madness Comfort Pass (with access to all VIP zones). Of course, there are also many accommodation offers available – €640 DreamVille – 1 ticket for 2 persons.
There are some entrance conditions which have to be obeyed – all who turn 18 this year are allowed to join the festival although they will be 18 after the festival end. Pay attention to your behaviour and dress code – any explicit political group will be forbidden. Moreover, animals, as well as guns, sharp object, food and drinks are not permited at Tomorrowland.
The 8th edition Tomorrowland edition will welcome the following :
Line-uP : Friday,27 july 2012
Area 1 : Avicii / FatBoy Slim / Calvin Harris / Cazzete
Area 2 : Carl Cox / John Digweed / UMEK
Area 3 : Jamie Jones
Area 5 : Above & Beyond
Arena 10 : Deetron
Line – up : Saturday ,28 july 2012
Area 1 : Skrillex / Martin Solveig / Hardwell
Area 2 : Porter Robinson
Area 4 : Terence Fixmer / Cari Lekebusch
Area 7 : Friction
Area 9 : Bingo Players / Michael Calfan
Line – up : Sunday, 29 july 2012
Area 1 : David Guetta / Nicky Romero
Area 2 : David Clarke / Green Velvet
Area 7 : N-Type
Area 8 : John O’Callaghan vs. Orjan Nilsen
Yesterday, on June, 7th, the first “ecological” train was set into service in Antwerp, Belgium. The train, which works with solar energy from 16,000 solar panels is part of a project called Solar Tunnel, which is meant to introduce more and more trains, which function with the help of solar energy. This project is a result of a cooperation between between Belgian rail operator Infrabel, renewable energy developer Enfinity, the municipalities of Brasschaat and Schoten, intermunicipal financing companies FINEA and IKA, and solar construction company Solar Power Systems. The solar energy will be used in the Antwerp North-South junction (including Antwerp Central Station) by the trains and station servicing both conventional and high-speed trains. Solar energy is used to generate power for the trains and the infrastructure (signalling, lighting, heating of railway stations etc.,).
First Train in Belgium Using Solar Energy
Post written by Kate Robinson
One of my favourite memories was Monday mornings at university when I was studying in Paris, because I used to love receiving my weekly ration of Belgian chocolates. You see I had a friend from Ghent and we had met on registration day when we started university in the French capital. We became best friends from that day and every weekend he used to go home and would come back with Belgian chocolates for me to sample. He was a good friend. A few years later he convinced me to come and visit him in Belgium and so I did. I got last minute flights to Brussels with easyJet and he was waiting for me at the airport.
To be honest I wasn’t too keen on visiting Belgium. I had heard that it rains a lot, but I was looking forward to more chocolates, chips and sampling Belgian beer. In the end, the trip surpassed all my expectations. We did a tour, starting in the capital, Brussels, before moving on to Antwerp, Bruges and finishing at his parents’ house in Ghent. You don’t need a lot of time to do the same tour. I managed all that in 7 days.
Brussels is Belgium’s capital where you can see the famous Manneken Pis and European Parliament. I personally didn’t really like Brussels. However, I fell in love with Bruges, otherwise known as the Venice of the North, because of its canals. The architecture of this quaint medieval city is beautiful. Ghent and Antwerp are similar. These cities are well laid out and it is lovely to walk around them admiring the architecture, squares and enjoying their charm. By day we would sightsee and to keep warm we would eat chips along the way. In the afternoon I would recommend a Belgian waffle with the topping of your choice….yum. In the evening we would eat out in a nice restaurant and then head to a bar for a few drinks. Belgium’s smaller cities are just perfect for a weekend break, romantic holiday or city break…and a great excuse to sample chocolates, waffles, chips and beer.