This year, the Belgian festival Rock Werchter is sparing no expense with a revamped Barn. It measures a staggering 60m wide, 115m long and 19m high; this mammoth TFS structure was developed and positioned by tent assembler Veldeman, based in Bree.  At 6900 m² The Barn is the biggest party tent ever on Belgian soil; it’s even larger than the Antwerp Sportpaleis that has a surface area of 5400 m².  The Barn measures 1150 m² bigger than in previous years, and has place for 20,000 festival-goers.  The capacity was increased by around 5000 standing places as, in previous years, frequently The Barn was packed to the brim.

Besides the side stands, for the first time ever, there is also a large stand at the front that offers festival-goers a perfect line of sight across to the stage and the video screens.  A large inner area is located at the centre of the U-shaped stand construction.  With these glorious summer temperatures, ventilation has also been covered: 200,000 cubic metres of fresh air can be circulated via the ventilation system per hour.

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A Veldeman TFS structure was also chosen for The Barn’s little brother, Klub C.  The TFS is typified by its unique arch shape and enormous dimensions.  As no tension cables or sloping structures is used, full space utilisation is retained.  Lighting and décor can be secured directly from the roof trusses, thus offering endless possibilities.  Moreover, the high interior space provides for improved acoustics.

Veldeman concluded its Veldeman For World Champion campaign  with a haka at The Barn, performed by the assembly team.  This left a few lasting impressions. The haka was the last of 5 challenges presented to Veldeman by customers from across the globe that were accepted to also have a shot at the world title during the football World Cup.