It’s almost here: three days of sun, atmosphere and music await in an idyllic green location just a stone’s throw away from Brussels. The eighth edition of Paradise City Festival will be the biggest and most ambitious yet, and as Belgium’s greenest music festival, it carefully evaluates and shares its energy, waste and water data every year. As we enter the final weeks before the start, the Paradise City team is proud to present plans to make the festival more sustainable – and mobility plays a crucial role in that ambition.
Why does Paradise City focus on mobility?
As carbon emissions from visitor transport form a significant part of Paradise City’s carbon footprint (42% of total CO2 emissions), mobility is key to its sustainability ambitions. Thanks to the introduction of night trains last year, car transport has decreased from 58.6% (2021) to 47% (2022), and train transport has increased from 7.8% (2021) to 21% (2022).
More night (and party) trains.
On the last edition, these new night trains brought thousands of visitors safely home from nearby Vilvoorde station to Brussels, Mechelen and Antwerp. Paradise City is expanding the service this summer, with Leuven and Hasselt as additional destinations.
During the day, partner Bombay Sapphire is adding to the atmosphere by scheduling two party trains (including Bombay gin & tonics and DJs) between Antwerp and Vilvoorde. Partner Brussels Airport helps travelling visitors by offering a free electric shuttle bus service between the train station and the festival site.
Buses and bicycles.
To service smaller destinations as well, Paradise City installed an extensive bus service plan last summer. We’re happy to share that Waterloo, Grimbergen, Meise, Bonheiden and others will also get a shuttle bus line this year. Partner Lucien will also provide a spacious and professionally secured bicycle parking next to the festival entrance to stimulate bike transport. More so, visitors who make an effort will enjoy a free tire-inflation and emergency check-up service while spending time on the dancefloor. Every cyclist also receives a free safety accessory and the chance to participate in a contest to win one of many bicycle-related prizes.
Also new this year: 12 electric car charging stations will be on-site for Comfort Zone visitors. Lastly, all artist transport is provided by electric cars from partner Audi.
Check out our transport page for all the practical details, train tickets and bus schedules.
For more in-depth details on Paradise City’s sustainability efforts, check out the green page on our website. The very last camping and Saturday tickets are now available, so be quick. Check out the full line-up, camping options and all the other details you need via the website.