Mar 2, 2018

23 new acts! Franz Ferdinand, Russ and more

This week we have a whopping 23 new names to add to the Rock Werchter line-up. They are varied in nature and include hard rock, cool hip-hop, singer-songwriters, modern soul, fresh talent and established acts. New for Thursday 5 July, the opening day of the festival are Kali Uchis, Steven Wilson, Rival Sons, Sevn Alias, Tom Grennan and Keir. Franz Ferdinand, Russ, Chvrches, First Aid Kit, Walking On Cars, Dermot Kennedy, Tom Walker and The White Buffalo have been added to the programme of Friday 6 July. Dotan, Susanne Sundfør and The Struts will be playing Werchter on Saturday 7 July. NAO, Sigrid, The Amazons, IDLES and Pale Waves join the line-up for Sunday 8 July. Faces On TV has also been confirmed but the performance date is still to be set. 

The situation so far: there are now 69 acts on the Rock Werchter bill, with more to come. This year Rock Werchter is building on its familiar successful formula with an extra stage, The Slope, and a bigger and even better The Barn.

Tickets for Rock Werchter 2018 are on sale via and ​​​​​​​Day tickets for Saturday 7 July – with amongst others Pearl Jam, Jack White, Jack Johnson, Fleet Foxes and Khalid are sold out. Day tickets for the other days of the festival and combi tickets for the entire duration of the festival are still on sale.