10 Days Off began as 10 Days Of Techno in 1995. A couple of years later the name was changed to 10 Days Off and since then all genres of electronic music could be seen, heard and experienced at the festival.
10 Days Off does not have a field stuffed with tens of thousands of people on it but instead is an indoor festival with a capacity of 1000 people every night. Call it 10 clubnights in a row.
The festival has become a landmark in the international electronic music scene with its own character and style built on its pioneering decisive choice to book the most relevant electronic music.
The duration (10 days), location (indoor, in the beloved beautiful building of the Vooruit Arts Centre) and the period (during the Ghent City Festivities) add a bunch of extras to the festival and the experience for its visitors.
At 10 Days Off innovative contemporary artists perform alongside timeless established top names and talented young Belgian music makers. We aim for a line-up that is adventurous, attractive, challenging and fresh. Made for clubbers, but also guiding festival goers to new discoveries and giving chances to new genres and sounds.
10 Days off is one of the official festivals within the Gentse Feesten (Ghent city festivities) which is the biggest city festival in Europe.