We blend arts, architecture & music in an immersive three-day festival experience.
Horst’s 2019 edition was a hallmark one as the festival’s move to its new ASIAT site - a former military site with two iconic cooling towers as a backdrop - was met with raving reviews. 2020 marked even greater ambitions, challenging what our community has managed to achieve so far and pushing our movement further.
The festival itself will be a symbiosis of artworks, community projects, inventive dancefloors, talks, refreshing architecture and the collective experience of an immersive music festival.
ASIAT is the former Arsenal of Instruments and Equipment for Telecommunication, which operated from 1946 to 2008. The terrain housed soldiers who were responsible for the production of components for military telecommunication. Over time ASIAT's vast warehouses, efficient barracks and spacious driving courts have been taken over by nature. A recent acquisition by the City of Vilvoorde triggered a partnership with Horst to stimulate the development of ASIAT in a longer-term collaboration.
Artists and architects from various backgrounds, and with diverging practices, are commissioned to conceive new projects. Together with Horst they design & build innovative dancefloors, amplifying ASIAT's current reality and future potential. We see them as the mediators between the terrain and its users.
The Horst campsite includes all amenities and a daily, deluxe brunch. We believe that sharing a meal initiates meaningful debates & new encounters. When likeminded people from around the globe set camp for their three-day stay, this offers the opportunity to connect & develop a community that talks, laughs & dances collectively.