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1980 08 09 photo Kris Van Alphen.jpg
a photo from this concert - copyright Kris Van Alphen
1980 08 09 poster Dietmar.jpg
a poster for this concert
1980 08 09 ticket.jpg
a ticket for this concert
1980 08 27 OOR review.png
a review of this concert in OOR - August 27, 1980
Performance summary
Artist performing: The Police
Tour: 1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour
Venue: Festivalpark
Location: Werchter, Belgium
Support acts: XTC, Skafish
Ticket prices: 320 Belgian Francs

On 1980-08-09, The Police performed at the Festivalpark in Werchter, Belgium.


The songs in brackets are NOT on the recording of this concert. However they were ALWAYS played before and after this gig, so I included them in this setlist. Don't Stand So Close To Me is mentioned in the OOR review of this concert, so it was definitely played.

Recording information

There's a (partial) recording of this concert. Voices Inside My Head and Don't Stand So Close To Me are missing.


Earlier that day The Police were still mixing Zenyatta Mondatta at Wisseloord Studios until about 2:30AM. Gust Spruyt picked them up at Wisseloord Studios in a bus and drove them to the festival, listening to early Zenyatta Mondatta mixes on tape. Miles Copeland arrived by plane at Zaventem airport.

When they left the motorway at Turnhout Andy Summers mentioned he'd been there before and was told that's because he played in nearby Geel with Kevin Ayers. As they still had some time Gust Spruyt and The Police went to a café at the Markt in Geel to drink a beer.

Stewart Copeland was interviewed in the tourbus by Marc Didden around 2:30PM.

The concert was reviewed in OOR (August 27, 1980).

This review mentions around 10.000 people in the audience. However have a look at the ticket number...

See also

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External links

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sources: Police File No. 5 + 6; OOR - August 27, 1980; Suikerkrant - March 2011; ticket; poster; ads; photos, HUMO / Enkele Interviews (mixing time / Stewart interview)

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