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Fri Oct 18 @11:00AM - 11:00PM
(D) Festival: Autumn Moon
Fri Oct 18 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: NACHTMAHR
Fri Oct 18 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: SHE PAST AWAY
Fri Oct 18 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: BAROCK
Sat Oct 19 @11:00AM - 11:00PM
(D) Festival: Autumn Moon
Sat Oct 19 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: MICROCLOCKS
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(CH) Concert: SHE PAST AWAY
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(D) Concert: BAROCK
Sat Oct 19 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: COMA ALLIANCE
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(D) Festival: Autumn Moon
Mon Oct 21 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: AGENT SIDE GRINDER
Thu Oct 24 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: FORCED TO MODE (acoustic)
Fri Oct 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: ACDC TRIBUTE - SHE´S GOT BALLS
Fri Oct 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(ES) Concert: COVENANT
Fri Oct 25 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(UA) Concert: SHE PAST AWAY
Sat Oct 26 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: PLEXIPHONES
Sat Oct 26 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: TRAITRS
Sat Oct 26 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: FROZEN PLASMA
Sat Oct 26 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(RU) Concert: IN STRICT CONFIDENCE
Sun Oct 27 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
(D) Concert: THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS
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wfest2019Expo, Waregem, 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
SYNTH SCENE: Empathy Test (GB), Signal Aout 42 (BE), Tristesse Contemporaine (JP, SE, GB), The Primitives (GB), Time Bandits (NL), Echo and the Bunnymen (GB), The Stranglers (GB) / WAVE CAVE: Der Klinke (BE), In Strict Confidence (DE), Solar Fake (DE), The Cassandra Complex (GB), Merciful Nuns (DE), She Wants Revenge (USA) / THE OLIVIER DAOUT STAGE: The obsCURE (tribute to The Cure) (BE), Blaine L. Reininger plays Tuxedomoon (USA), Kaelan Mikla (ISL), The Blow Monkeys (GB) / VIP: Lost Reality (IT), Collection d'Arnell-Andréa (FR)

Friday 16 August 2019
SYNTH SCENE: Vile Electrodes (GB), Ultranoire (DE), Toyah (GB), Allez Allez (BE), Johnny Hates Jazz (GB), Nik Kershaw (GB), Howard Jones (GB), Tony Hadley (GB) / WAVE CAVE: True Zebra (BE), Inertia (GB), Mlada Fronta (FR), The Breath Of Life (BE), Lebanon Hanover (DE, GB), Siglo XX (BE), VNV Nation (IRL, GB) / THE OLIVIER DAOUT STAGE: Blaine L. Reininger plays Tuxedomoon (USA) / VIP: Collection d'Arnell-Andréa (FR)

Saturday 17 August 2019
SYNTH SCENE: Then Comes Silence (SE), Schmutz (BE), Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic (GB), Psyche (CAN, DE), Rational Youth (CAN), Lene Lovich Band, 40 years (GB), The Human League (GB) / WAVE CAVE: Sono (DE), Portion Control (GB), Tyske Ludder (DE), Escape With Romeo (DE), Mesh (GB), Blutengel (DE), Killing Joke (GB), Nitzer Ebb (GB) / THE OLIVIER DAOUT STAGE: Definitivos (BE), Rendez-Vous (FR) / VIP: Collection d'Arnell-Andréa (FR), Blaine L. Reininger plays Tuxedomoon (USA)

Sunday 18 August 2019
SYNTH SCENE: Desperate Journalist (GB), Lavvi Ebbel (BE), Fehlfarben (DE); Peter Hook & The Light (GB), Red Zebra (BE), China Crisis (GB), Jimmy Somerville (GB) / WAVE CAVE: The Foreign Resort (DK), Kowalski (DE), Pink Turns Blue (DE), Whispering Sons (BE), Apoptygma Berzerk (NO), New Model Army (GB), And One (DE) / THE OLIVIER DAOUT STAGE: Astrasonic (BE), State of the Union (US) / VIP: Collection d'Arnell-Andréa (FR), Blaine L. Reininger plays Tuxedomoon (USA)


Location

W-fest was planned for 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. Due to better service for all attendees, the location has changed to the Expo in Waregem.


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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