Vald, Laurent Garnier, Rico Nasty, Lala &ce & more for Dour Festival

His only date in Belgium this summer will see VALD joining previously announced headliners NISKA, LAYLOW, ANGÈLE and FLUME who are all set to top the bill at Dour Festival 2022, along with around twenty other new names revealed today!

In exactly 5 months’ time, on Sunday July 10, 2022, we will be on the eve of the launch of a week-long Dour Festival XXL format of madness which will include a 3-day warm-up at the brand new Dour CampFest and a 5-day anthology Dour Festival. That means in 5 months’ time, we will be on the eve of our 1000% deserved reunion after so many months without seeing each other, the eve of the PARTY of the century that we are concocting for you with a lot (A LOT) of love! Can you see it? The summer of 2022 is right around the corner with this unmissable week. The week you have to book your vacation for right away, from July 11th to 17th! The days are getting longer and we are slowly but surely getting closer to Dour Festival. In 5 months to the day, our suitcases will be packed, the boots of the cars stocked up, the WhatsApp groups between friends activated to organise our Doureuuuh of love!

‘Ah ouais ouais ouais ! On l’appelle V.A.L.D’ and he has just made a comeback with his new critically acclaimed album ‘V’, which was just released last week and saw more than 6 million listens in less than 24 hours! VALD knows what it’s all about and will be there to re-tune everyone from the Last Arena for his only Belgian date of the summer! He will join the recently announced NISKA, LAYLOW, ANGÈLE and FLUME on this stage!

Keeping it hip hop, in exactly 5 months (this countdown feels good, doesn’t it? ) we’ll find ourselves with HAMZA, one of the princes of Belgian rap with his unmistakable voice and flow along with LALA &CE who knows better than anyone how to decompartmentalise and degender the codes of the rap scene (the decompartmentalization of genres, exactly what we love and defend in Dour!) and the American queen of punk rap RICO NASTY!

On the electronic side, we will move to the live sounds of BEN BÖHMER, spearhead of the new generation of German techno and his elder BEN KLOCK, resident emeritus of Berghain and absolute master of the minimal. We will celebrate our love reunion with our own Lolo aka LAURENT GARNIER, with Erwan Castex aka RONE and also with the Marseille producer NTO, who has just released his very first album ‘Apnea’ and the German Palms Trax, a magician of modern times. This will be a first for the British INDIA JORDAN, who today stands out as one of the most exciting producers on the dance scene!

For fans of trance and hyperpop, we have British producer DANNY L HARLE, creator of the album ‘Harlecore’ (2021), which redefined the concept of rave music, JULIANA HUXTABLE who offers a true spiritual gathering with her set and TAAHLIAH who has made a name for herself in the top queer underground clubs of Berlin and Glasgow!

Among the must sees of this 2022 edition, there is also the British LOYLE CARNER, who offers a beautiful concentrate of melodic rap tinged with jazz samples along with MANSFIELD. TYA, with a mix of punk, classical, electronic and melodic! The contemporary jazz vibes of multi-instrumentalist KAMAAL WILLIAMS will meet the fresh and modern garage rock offered by the Beninese STAR FEMININE BAND, the eccentric universe of the Belgian-Russian singer and rapper CHIBI ICHIGO and the French spleen of ODEZENNE!

We will celebrate the PARTY in XXL format headbang mode with the jungle and drum & bass of the duo with raw energy DIRTYPHONICS LIIVE, and the DJ sets of SUB FOCUS, a highlight of the genre and the bewitching NIA ARCHIVES, singer, producer and DJ with lo-fi vibes and Jamaican influences.

As you will soon see, attending Dour means meeting the Doureuuuh family that we have built over the years. It means living a unique experience by accepting to give yourself over to the game of musical peregrinations. It’s letting yourself be surprised by a raw hip hop energy, the techno beats in De Balzaal or the guitar riffs in Le Labo and La Petite Maison dans la Prairie. It’s getting caught up in the new jazz, dub or gabber wave of the moment, coming together in front of the Last Arena, waking up at the campsite with misty eyes, experiencing a lot of love and rejoicing, each passing day, to get closer to the opening of this monumental edition!