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The festivalmanak: 14 reasons to be the following days from your tent to come

You can still see the trees through the festivalbos? Knack Focus points the way from Friday 29 June to Sunday 8 July.

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Friday, June 29,

The headliner

Damso the enfant terrible of Brussels rap, which is not at the world cup, but on the festivals. You can listen to Macarena dance at Couleur Café. Tous ensemble!

The well-kept secret

Jayda G of a 28-year-old Canadian that the term “headphone hair” introduced – something with curls and lots of conditioner – and on Paradise City seventiesdisco with Detroit-house and r&b will blend.

Saturday 30 June

The headliner

Henrik Schwarz, German deephouseveteraan par excellence, all the way live to Paradise City. You still also?

The well-kept secret

Juicy, a Brussels meidenduo that won the internet with witty covers of hip – hop and r&b classics, and now their own work is finished. How sappy that sounds, you will discover at Couleur Café.

Sunday 1 July

The headliner

Ed Sheeran, the boy next door of pop, in his uppie the Werchtermeadow.

The well-kept secret

Tristan at Gent Jazz. Isolde Van den Bulcke, as they are really called, is not only mrs. Lander Gyselinck, but also one of the promises of the jazzy belpop.

Thursday 5 July

The headliner

Gorillaz has been a new album ready, and that is surpassed than Humanz (2017). Bet that contemporary hiphopheiland Vince Staples along the monkey will come hang out at Rock Werchter?

The well-kept secret

Eddy de Pretto, the same chansonnier as a rapper, and visit the new golden boy of the French pop. For him who already in the Botanique saw – he was the youngest of the year two times – know: à decouvrir, on the first day of Les Ardentes.

Friday 6 July

The headliner

Snow Patrol? London Grammar? The Killers? No, for the real party on the second Werchterday you should with Anderson Paak, a funk soul brother who could rap, sing and play drums, and so, rightly, top of the bill is in The Barn.

The well-kept secret

Kandace Springs, singer and pianist from Nashville, noted by Prince, sought after by Ghostface Killah and don’t miss out on Ghent Jazz.

Saturday, July 7

The headliner

Orelsan, French rapper who Stromae after years of retreat back to the stage helped, this spring in Frost. He does that at the Ardentes again?

The well-kept secret

Jimothy Lacoste, also on Les Ardentes, is one of the hottest British rappers of 2018, according to streetwearblog Highsnobiety. He went with his lowbudgetclips viral on YouTube and is a sort of Mike Skinner for the millennialgeneratie.

Sunday, July 8

The headliner

God is in the house on the last night of Rock Werchter. He is called Nick Cave and does the live still with the same zeal as in his early days. Lifting you already in your suit.

The well-kept secret

Moonchild. Not to be confused with the eponymous gothband from the late eighties, because this trio makes by Stevie Wonder, Tyler, the Creator and The Internet acclaimed soul jazz. A perfect opener for the final day of the Gent Jazz.

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