Today, Rock Werchter unveils yet another big name that will appear at its 2023 event. Queens of the Stone Age will treat Rock Werchter to the very best rock ’n’ roll. On Sunday 2 July, Josh Homme & co will bring thundering drums, smoking guitar solos and the sexiest riffs to our Main Stage.
Rock Werchter 2023 will take place at the Festivalpark in Werchter from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 2 July. Previously announced are: Stromae on Thursday 29 June, Muse on Saturday, and Arctic Monkeys on Sunday. More names will be revealed soon. Ticket sales will start on Saturday 29 October, at 10 am CET.
Queens of the Stone Age will have a big anniversary to celebrate this autumn. It was on 20 November 1997 that the “American rock band born in the desert” gave its first-ever concert, at the OK Hotel in Seattle. This alternative supergroup initially had a flexible line-up that featured members of legendary groups such as Dinosaur Jr., Kyuss, Monster Magnet and Soundgarden. Almost a quarter of a century later, QOTSA has become a solid fixture, with lead vocalist Josh Homme at its core. The group made its worldwide breakthrough in 2002 with “Songs for the Deaf”, which included the hits “No One Knows” and “Go with the Flow”. It is considered to be one of the best albums of the 21st century. The bar and the tempo both remain high. Homme keeps things fresh with (sometimes surprising) guest appearances. For example, Elton John contributed to “…Like Clockwork” (2013), while “Villains” (2018) was produced by Mark Ronson, the creator of “Uptown Funk”. “Queens of the Stone Age grips Rock Werchter with its magnificent set,” stated the headline of Het Nieuwsblad after the show at Rock Werchter 2018. Who will be the first to shout “The evil has landed!” next summer?