35,000 are expected in Gent mid-November for this year's edition of I Love Techno featuring Justice, Dave Clarke, Adam Beyer and two dozen more.
Underworld have cancelled, but Belgium's most well established party soldiers on mid-November with a big techno lineup including Ellen Allien, Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Redshape, Technasia and British Murder Boys on the bill. But truth be told, the party name is a bit of a misnomer these days - if you love dance rock, there's also Justice, Digitalism, Boys Noize, Klaxons and Simian Mobile Disco this year, while organisers have also made space for the eclectic likes of Trentemøller, Felix Da Housecat, Gui Boratto and Mathew Jonson.
As always, the lineup divides into colour-coded rooms, with a centralised area where clubbers can catch video highlights of the action. And what clubbers they are - aside from the music, the draw of I Love Techno is also the crowd, with half of Western Europe's techno set giving the Brussels bureaucrats a lesson in friendly international relations. Here's the evidence from 2006: