NO OORtreders 2020

With great pain in our hearts, we have to report - on the eve of the festival - that OORtreders 2020 will ultimately be cancelled this year. Yesterday, the Municipality of Pelt announced stricter measures. With respect for this decision, our visitors and the artists, we have decided, after long deliberation, that all performances, concerts, talks and workshops, both indoors and outdoors, will not take place. The central theme, Changing Ecologies and New Narratives, is also reflected in the current situation. Because the OORtreders Expo route was completely built up over the past week and mainly takes place outdoors, it has been decided that the entire route will be accessible to everyone free of charge during the entire weekend. All purchased tickets will be refunded as soon as possible.


Due to the current situation around Covid19, the programme within Theatre building Dommelhof on Saturday 24.10 is divided into 3 different time blocks of 2 hours between 15:00 and 23:00 hours, with 3 artists performing in parallel in 3 different locations. There is a break between the different time blocks. As an audience, you put together your own programme on the spot by combining different blocks.

Be on time! The performances will start on time, but the halls will be open 20 minutes before the start of the performances. You are also welcome to come to the festival desk as early as 9:00 in the morning.

Because each artist plays 3 times and the same blocks are repeated each time, it is thus possible for everyone to see the entire programme. In this way, you can choose on Saturday (only) what parcours you will follow by reserving your time blocks at the festival desk of Theatre building Dommelhof. You can simply attend a programme route with your festival pass, you do not need an additional entrance ticket for this.


The current situation is not evident, but we are doing everything we can to ensure that the festival takes place in the safest way and to follow the recently tightened measures by the government. Many of the performances will take place outside (like the OORtreders Expo-route) and we will work with small audience groups, across spread out locations. There will be many disinfectant points on the terrain, as well as an increased cleaning regime. On Friday we stop at 22:15, Saturday at 23:00 and Sunday at 17:00. This way we make sure that everyone can leave on time. Also we cannot offer catering or a bar during the festival. Tickets for this edition will only be available online. View all current measures that apply during the festival here. We will keep you informed of any possible changes.


Theatre building Dommelhof / Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof / CC Palethe / Limburg Canal zone / Pelt Public Library / Visitor center De Wulp / Market square Pelt / Klankenbos

Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Neerpelt


Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof is easily accessible and is within walking distance from Neerpelt station. It takes approximately 25 minutes to get there on foot. 

There are free parking places at Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof.

CAR POOLING: Those who want to carpool can leave a message in the OORtreders facebook event or in the facebook group Cultuurpoolen.


The various festival locations are connected by a bike route. Bring your own bike or hire one at the festival for your visit to the Expo-route. Reserve a bike here or visit the festival kiosk in theater hall Dommelhof during the festival.


Overnight stays can be arranged at a number of B&B’s in the area around Klankenbos:


Hertog Janplein 68, 3920 Lommel

T: 003211349090

B&B De Zandberg

Ralleylaan 2, 3910 NEERPELT

T: 003211642727


B&B Franciscushof

Fierkens-Heikant 53, 3910 Neerpelt

T: 003211663665


Or... find a local farmhouse, bungalow, Tiny house or other place to stay via Airbnb or Belvilla. Come with your own mobile home or camp in the area or meet and stay with a local from the region via couchsurfing.


Due to recent stricter measurements taken by the government, we are no longer allowed to offer catering or a bar during the festival.

For more info you can find us at the info stand in the entrance hall of Theater Hall Dommelhof.

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