The Cactus music festival is one of the most popular reasons to visit Bruges. Like any significant event, you can get more out of the experience by planning your trip. To make the most of the experience, here are five reasons why the Cactus Festival has become such an international event.
1) You Get To Experience One Of Europe’s Best Music Events
When you come to the Cactus music festival, you get an Instagram worthy travel experience. According to the Guardian, Bruges is “the city of a thousand photo opportunities.” Best of all, Bruges is easy to visit. We’re just an hour away from Brussels by train.
2) You Get To See Major Stars And Discover New Talent
When we talk to people who come to the Cactus musical festival, there are usually two reasons that bring them here. First, they want to see their favorite stars like Band of Horses, Cat Power, and Parquet Courts, who performed in 2019. Seeing your favorite people perform is just the beginning. When you come to Bruges, you also get to see tomorrow’s stars. That means you will see musicians and bands here before they become big! Imagine seeing the Beatles in 1960 before they exploded in popularity – you can experience that feeling in Bruges.
3) You Get A Beautiful Setting To Experience Music
Unlike other music festivals which are held in uninteresting open fields, you get a different experience when you come to the Cactus music festival. You also have the opportunity to visit one of Europe’s most tasty museums: Choco-Story, a museum dedicated to chocolate.
4) It’s Easy To Get Tickets To The Cactus Music Festival
It’s simple and easy to get tickets to the Cactus music festival. You go to the festival website. There’s no need to wait on hold for hours. Since you can buy tickets quickly, you can get on with your life.
5) You Will Not Be Lost In The Crowd
Some music festivals are so large that you can’t meet the musicians and you have to wait in endless lines. When you come to Bruges, you get a different experience. First, the event is limited to about 25,000 attendees. That’s big enough to draw impressive stars like Joe Jackson and Bloc Party but small enough that you don’t have to worry about crushing crowds.
Now you know all about the Cactus music festival, it’s time to start planning your trip. There are two simple decisions to make for your trip.
1) Choose your travel dates
When you come to the Cactus music festival, you have two options. You can visit just for the duration of the festival. Or, you can add a few days in the city before or after the event to see some of the sights like the Belfry of Bruges. We recommend arriving 2-3 days before the festival so you can get settled in and experience the city before everyone else comes here.
3) Where will you stay in Bruges?
When you come to Bruges for the festival, finding accommodation can be difficult. After all, there are only so many hotels available. Fortunately, there is a secret way to get a place to stay in the city even in the summer. Please take a look at our Bruges guest house to find the right option for your budget.