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Tue Oct 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(NL) Concert: VNV NATION
Tue Oct 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: STU LARSEN & NATSUKI KURAI
Tue Oct 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE VINTAGE CARAVAN
Tue Oct 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: COSMO SHELDRAKE
Tue Oct 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: FAT FREDDY'S DROP
Tue Oct 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: FRANK TURNER & The Sleeping Souls
Tue Oct 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: ORBITAL
Tue Oct 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE ESKIES
Tue Oct 23 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE GARDEN
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: VNV NATION
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: BLACK PEAKS
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: GEORGE EZRA
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE VINTAGE CARAVAN
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS / JOSHUA RADIN
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: COSMO SHELDRAKE
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: FRANK TURNER & The Sleeping Souls
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: FEWS
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: POETS OF THE FALL
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE ESKIES
Wed Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE GARDEN

Latest News

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wfest2019Amougies / Mont-de-l'Enclus, Belgium
15th to 18th August 2019
W-Fest 2019 with New Model Army, VNV Nation, The Primitives, Time Bandits, The Stranglers, Adam Ant, Tony Hadley, Johnny Hates Jazz, Nik Kershaw, Peter Hook & The Light, The Blow Monkeys, Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic, Lene Lovich Band, China Crisis, The Human League, Nitzer Ebb and many more

It doesn’t happen often that an organization already announces the almost complete line-up of next year during this year’s edition. W-Fest is delightful exemption on that rule and is also quite unique from several other perspectives.

Last month this Belgian 80s/ New Wave/ EBM / Synth Pop Festival (with full camping) attracted over 30,000 fans during a successful 3rd edition with acts like MIDGE URE, KIM WILDE, ABC, PAUL YOUNG, MARC ALMOND, A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, HEAVEN 17, D:UEL (ex-Propaganda), LIMAHL, CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, WANG CHUNG, LORDS OF ACID, DAF and special shows of ANNE CLARK and PETER MURPHY 40 YEARS OF BAUHAUS CELEBRATION FEATURING DAVID J. Organiser Erik de Ridder succeeded in setting up an even stronger program for next year’s edition, that will take place from Thursday 15th of August to Sunday 18th of August in Amougies (45km from Gent and 2hrs drive from Breda). Next year, 78 acts will perform on 3 stages (main stage SYNTH SCENE, WAVE CAVE and THE OLIVIER DAOUT DOME) in 4 days.



A selection of confirmed acts: NEW MODEL ARMY, VNV NATION, THE PRIMITIVES, THE BLOW MONKEYS, TIME BANDITS, ADAM ANT, THE STRANGLERS, VNV NATION, JOHNNY HATES JAZZ, NIK KERSHAW, PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT, TONY HADLEY, SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK, ELECTRONIC, LENE LOVICH BAND 40 YEARS, CHINA CRISIS, THE HUMAN LEAGUE. 4 more acts will be announced on December 1st. The full line-up can be found at: https://www.w-festival.com/en/line-up


ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY WITH PETER MURPHY & DAVID J PLAYING BAUHAUS' “IN THE FLAT FIELD”

On December 1st, W-fest organises an announcement party in Vooruit Gent (Belgium) where also the last four names of W-fest 2019 will be announced, amongst which the two headliners and the main act on main stage “Synth Scene”. Furthermore, there will be performances of PETER MURPHY & DAVID J playing BAUHAUS' ‘In The Flat Field’ and opening act ASTRASONIC. Only 400 tickets are available for this event, see https://www.vooruit.be/nl/agenda/504/Pre_Launch_Party/W_Fest/.


Line-up: W-FEST 2019 (B): 4 days, 3 stages, 78 ACTS

All info and the (almost) finalized program can be found on the festival website (https://www.w-festival.com/nl/line-up). Below you will find all acts per day:

Thursday 15 August 2019
Adam Ant, Afterparty: The Obscure, Blaine L. Reininger plays Tuxedomoon, Der Klinke, Empathy Test, In Strict Confidence, Kaelen Mikla, Merciful, Nuns, Nox Interna, Signal Aout 42, Solar Fake, The Blow Monkeys, The Cassandra Complex, The Primitives, The Stompcrash, The Stranglers, Time, Bandits, VNV Nation.

Friday 16 August 2019
Afterparty: Letz Zeppelin, Allez Allez, Blaine L. Reininger plays Tuxedomoon, Inertia, Johnny Hates Jazz, Lebanon Hanover, Monréal, Biarritz, Nik Kershaw, Ono Scream, Peter Hook & The Light, She Wants, Revenge, The Breath Of Life, Tony Hadley, Toyah, Tristesse, Contemporaine, True Zebra, Ultranoire, Vile Electrodes.

Saturday 17 August 2019
Afterparty: Tribute To Pink Floyd, Blaine L. Reininger plays Tuxedomoon, Blutengel, China Crisis, Escape With Romeo, Holygram, Lene Lovich Band 40 Years, Mesh, Nitzer Ebb, Portion Control, Psyche, Rendez-Vous, Schmutz, Shireen, Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic, Sono, The Human, League, Then Comes Silence, Your Life On Hold.

Sunday 18 August 2019
And One, Apoptygma Berzerk, Apparaat, Blaine L. Reininger plays Tuxedomoon, Desperate Journalist, Eleven Pond, Fehlfarben, Lavvi Ebbel, Kowalski, New Model Army, Pink Turns Blue, Rational Youth, Red Zebra, The Foreign Resort, Whispering Sons, Saigon Blue Rain.


Location

W-fest will take place at the same location as the legendary Festival D'amougies, the 5-day pop, (prog) rock and jazz festival that took place on 24th to 28th of October in 1996 with amongst others the legendary Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Yes, Caravan, Captain Beefheart, Soft Machine en Ten Years After. This festival was also called the “Woodstock of Europe” and attracted about 80,000


Tickets

Prices including service costs. All types of tickets and their prices can be found on the website, see https://www.w-festival.com/nl/tickets. A 4-day ticket (Thursday to Sunday) will cost 150 Euros (price until 1-12-2018)


Camping

W-fest has a large camping with great facilities and a large choice of accommodation, see https://www.w-festival.com/nl/camping


Website & Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/W-Festival-513141505533140/
https://twitter.com/festival_w
https://www.instagram.com/wfest2018/
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