Rock Werchter 2017

29 june - 2 july 2017

Kings of Leon added to the line-up

News extra. Because it is allowed. Because Kings of Leon have confirmed they will play the festival on Thursday 29 June. And that’s worth celebrating. The list of massive names for Rock Werchter 2017, which takes place from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 2 July at the Festivalpark in Werchter (Belgium), is gradually growing. As it stands: Kings of Leon and Arcade Fire play on Thursday 29 June, Radiohead on Friday 30 June, Blink-182, Linkin Park and System Of A Down on Saturday 1 July. Foo Fighters close the festival on Sunday 2 July.

The Followills are Werchter’s royal family. Brothers Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill, and their cousin Matthew, love to play the Festivalpark. On their seventh album ‘WALLS’ (2016), Kings Of Leon have found the perfect balance between the animated garage band they started out as, and the arena rock that brought world fame. Their story is a parable. The four are raised in the deep and devoutly religious south of the United States.  Rock 'n' roll is the devil’s music - and their chosen weapon of rebellion. The holy fire leads to evergreens like ‘Sex On Fire’, ‘Use Somebody’ and ‘Waste A Moment’. Fame catches hold in Europe and spreads back home to the US: ‘WALLS’ is the band’s first American number 1. The title is the acronym for: We Are Like Love Songs. That’s five syllables, just like the last six albums…

Tickets to Rock Werchter 2017 are available only via proximusgoformusic.be and ticketmaster.be.