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The band from Charlotte Vandermeersch and 9 other reasons to get out of your festivaltent to come

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Thursday, 19 July

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Belhop deluxe in the Rivierenhof. With ‘t Hof van Commerce, and Nitrogen, the Antwerp open air theatre, a solid double bill to address. Nuisance insured – and yes, for once, that is good news.

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Nowadays, picking them strings on psychpopgroep Bed Rugs and she sings Boudewijn de Groot on the side of Mauro, but at Boomtown is going to Annelies Van Dinter back to basics. Her pop-noirgroep Echo Beatty doing now without Jochem Baelus but with a string ensemble under the direction of ex-Balthazar-violinist Patricia Vanneste.

Friday, July 20

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This fall, he lets himself together with multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood of his most intimate side in The Roma, but Mark Lanegan once again, as always – and with Band – see rant, you should at Rock Herk.

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Also in the West-Flemish organisers of cultural WWI-events GoneWest, the sun shines. Their Summer of ’18 is in the sign of peace, hope and reconciliation. With on 20/7 at a special concert of Amenra, built around Japanese butoh-dance. Because it is not always vleeshaken need to be.

Saturday 21 July

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Last year, all tested by Oscar and the Wolf, this year at a fixed value on Tomorrowland: the livepodium. Dua Lipa, popqueen of popqueens, boxes the first weekend, against all the EDM-violence.

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Sylvie Kreusch – part-time backing vocalist at Warhaus, full-time enigma comes on the Antwerp Borgerwood her solo project initiate. Do you expect to voodooritmes and other shabby tricks.

Sunday 22 July

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Also this summer, run by Stephen and David Dewaele back double shifts. With Soulwax they are at the Dour, where they got a Deewee-evening build. And in Tomorrowland, they are the Organ or Harmony stage, and as 2manydjs. Try your dance.

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Slushii, soon, Coming, now on Tomorrowland. In EDM circles, this 21-year-old producer from LA and a friend of Marshmello and Head to have long no longer an unknown. For those who still don’t know: it is that guy with his appelblauwzeegroen her and his hockeyshirt with a Yu-Gi-Oh!-map modeled logo of a humanoid kawaii smoothie. Really.

Saturday 28 July

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Technotrots Charlotte the White brings her partyconcept Kntxt this autumn, to the Stadium, but first time to Tree. They commandeered in the second weekend of Tomorrowland a very stage and is, of course, top of the bill.

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Is also the by The White gecureerde Kntxt-poster: One Track Brain, the techno-surplus of Jeroen De Pessemier, you are familiar of The Subs. Laurent Garnier is already a fan.

Sunday, July 29

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The music of the Belgian-Congolese Marie Daulne is in this woketijden perhaps more relevant than ever. Miss her so, when she with Zap Mama at the dance plays on Sphinx Mixed in Boechout.

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You know her from The prime minister, and What if?, and soon also as a musician. At Theater aan Zee in Ostend presents actress Charlotte Vandermeersch and her band Whale*. According to Tom Vermeir, who was on her side, acted in Belgica, on the ‘poppy songs with unexpected hooks’ charge.

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