Rock Werchter 2017

29 june - 2 july 2017

Royal Blood

Main Stage

Fri 30 June  18:40 - 19:40

Royal Blood has the same set-up and composition as The Black Keys and The White Stripes - loud, wild and compelling, with no more than a drum set and - remarkably - a bass guitar. With the clever use of amplifiers Mike Kerr makes it sound like he’s playing the bass and the guitar at the same time. Early on the British duo was spotted by the management of Arctic Monkeys. Drummer Matt Helders wore a Royal Blood t-shirt during the Monkeys’ performance at Glastonbury 2013, what better form of publicity? Even before the release of their untitled debut album, they had already brought the house down in The Barn at Werchter 2014. A year later they even appeared on the Main Stage twice in three days: one time ‘as planned’ and once as one of the stand-ins for Foo Fighters. Their debut was Great Britain’s fastest selling debut album in many years. Successor How Did We Get So Dar? must be one of the most anticipated record in a long time.