Festivalpark Werchter Belgium
The Slope


Helena Mayorga Paredes is half Chilean, half Campine. She was destined to become a guitarist from the age of three. She graduated from the KASK Conservatory in Ghent in 2020, as the first woman in the history of the Jazz, Music Production and Pop course. She gained her first stage experience with Aarde aan Daan and Manngold, but then went in search of independence. She formed Mayorga with three friends of hers who were fellow Masters of Music. The band revolves around the writings of its namesake. They are clearly influenced by the indie pop style of Courtney Barnett and Phoebe Bridgers. Mayorga gained attention with the singles ‘Weekend Lover’ and ‘Girlcrush’ and won De Nieuwe Lichting at the start of the year. It makes sense: organisers Studio Brussel say “how can a fan of guitars not have a girlcrush on her?” 


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