De Staat may well write festival history because every time the Dutch band launches into its track ‘Witch Doctor’ at the end of its gigs, the audience almost always spontaneously moves into a hypnotic circle dance. The dance is inspired by the video for the track, in which singer Torre Florim is surrounded by a group of animated figures that start to run wildly around him. The video has already racked up 5 million views to date, and has received awards around the world. In 2017, ‘Witch doctor’ was named best festival track of all time. This perfectly matches the style of De Staat, as the band strongly believes that something interesting has to always happen. A band that is influenced by everyone from Nine Inch Nails to Rihanna. Discover the most interesting rock band of the Netherlands.