Dour Festival is an annual music festival in the municipality of Dour, Belgium. Since its creation in 1989, the festival has grown to an attendance of about 144,000 in 2008 (over 4 days). The first year, only five bands were programmed (including Bernard Lavilliers). The festival format now consists of 4 days, 6 stages and 200 bands and DJ's. The festival's acts come from a wide range of genres, such as: electro, rock, Drum and Bass, pop, R&B, Reggae, house, punk, hardcore, Metal, hip-hop, indie, techno and more. Music is played for 17 hours each day, from 12pm until 5am. Dour has a reputation for putting on acts that go on to become very popular in the future, with Télémoustique saying "We go to most festivals to listen to what was hot this year. We go to Dour to listen to what will be hot next year." The festival attracts a very international and mixed crowd, at the 2009 event 40% of attendees we from Wallonia or Brussels, 32% Flanders, 16% France, 5% The Netherlands, 5% the UK and 2% elsewhere. In January 2010, Dour Festival won the prize for the best medium-sized festival at the European Festival Awards.