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Rock Werchter 2018

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Four days, three stages. The best headliners, fiery young stars, hard-bitten rockers, singer-songwriters and the fattest beats. There’s no doubting Rock Werchter’s commitment to every musical genre.

Belgium’s greatest summer music festival takes place from Thursday 5th July to Sunday 8th July 2018.

Please visit www.rockwerchter.be/en/ for more information.

Headliners

Gorillaz

Gorillaz appearing at this event

The world has gone ape for the celebrity hip-hop supergroup primarily conceived by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Tank Girl artist Jamie Hewlett, a sound defined by alternative hip-hop and pop sensibilities and framed by hilariously twisted cartoon band members. Gorillaz have enjoyed multi-platinum success as well as a plethora of awards and nominations - an outstanding achievement for a mere "virtual" band!

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The Killers

The Killers appearing at this event

The Killers are the Las Vegas-based four-piece who formed in 2003, featuring the talents of singer/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, drummer Ronnie Vanucci, guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer. They take their name from the logo of the bass drum belonging to a fictional band in New Order's music video for the song 'Crystal'. One of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century, with worldwide sales in excess of 22 million, the band has also received multiple Grammy nominations, American Music Award nominations, MTV Video Music Awards and NME Awards. From their early unforgettable hits including 'Mr Brightside' and 'Somedbody Told Me' to later anthems like 'When You Were Young' and 'Human' through to their annual charity Christmas singles, the band have constantly evolved with their hugely successful brand of pop indie-rock.

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Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam appearing at this event

The most successful of the Seattle grunge outfits (along with Nirvana), Eddie, Stone, Mike and Jeff are also one of the few that still remain. Formed from the ashes of Mother Love Bone, PJ's mixture of 70s sleazy retro-rock, bluesy folk-metal and upbeat guitar anthems has won them a legion of loyal fans worldwide. Collaborations with Neil Young and Soundgarden as well as a healthy contempt for organisations like MTV haven't hurt either. And live, Eddie has the voice of an angel.

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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys appearing at this event

From their humble beginnings as a myspace buzz band, Sheffield's finest indie upstarts, fronted by the cocky but ever clever Alex Turner, still hold the mantle for achieving the fastest selling debut album for a band in British history, even beating the likes of Oasis and the Beatles. Now only that, but all of their albums have reached the no.1 position on the UK album charts. Still looking good on the dancefloor, Alex's vocals and lyrics may have matured over the years, but they still continue to deliver their addictive brash guitar tunes with gritty yet witty lyrics.

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Werchter Festival Park

  • Belgium