Dec 5, 2019

Five new names!

A wave of new names for Rock Werchter! After the earlier announcements of Pearl Jam (2 July), Twenty One Pilots (4 July) and System of A Down (5 July) for Rock Werchter 2020, five more top acts join the bill today. Pixies and Wilco come to Werchter on Thursday 2 July. The Streets will be there on Saturday 4 July. Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes and Yungblud play the festival on Sunday 5 July. More names to follow.

Pixies (2 July) are unpredictable, and they always will be. Not fickle, but rock solid. 'At sixes and sevens and surreal', said Humo of their latest concert at Forest National. Wilco (2 July) is one of the most audacious musical phenomena of the last 25 years. Their concerts are celebrations, where fans reel off the lyrics at the top of their voices. Every song lifts the set to a new height. The Streets (4 July) is the musical empire of Mike Skinner, creator of the UK's all-time best rap album. He shut up shop in 2011. But you can't keep a good man down. He was white-hot at AB and Pukkelpop recently. Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (5 July), a trio made of Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri, perform the best of Yorke solo. Godrich is on electronics and gadgets, Tarik Barri, audiovisual composer, is on video projections, and Yorke moves between bass, guitar and piano. Yungblud (5 July) is back after last year's performance. Energy, grit and love. One of the icons of Gen Z. A fresh mix of rock'n roll.

Tickets for Rock Werchter 2020 go on sale tomorrow, Friday 6 December at 10 am and are available from proximusgoformusic.be and ticketmaster.be.