Our picks of Belgian beat acts at this year’s summer festivals

Belgium has a rich tradition of faraway fields, teeming town squares and wide-open woods that, come the summertime, transform into places where music comes first and the bass leads the way. And, amongst the big-name acts that usually grace these fine line-ups, Belgium’s burgeoning local Beat scene is making strides of its own, as the following prime pickings attest to.

Beatfarm (12 July)

1. Fris

2. Losco.

3. Oaktree

4. Heden

5. WuduB!?

and more…

beatfarm.be

Boomtown (22/23/24/25/26 July) 

1. Ynoji

2. STUFF.

and more…

boomtownfestival.be

Dour (17/18/19/20 July)

1. Poldoore

2. Hiele

3. Herrmutt Lobby

and more…

dourfestival.be

Bruksellive (26 July) 

1. Vuurwerk

2. Haring

3. Moodprint

4. Yellowstraps

5. Lockwood

6. Polygon

and more…

bruksellive.be/14

Absolutely Free Festival (1/2 August)

1. Gullfisk

2. Oaktree

3. Gottland

and more…

kissmyaff.be

Beatfreaks  (2 August)

1. Toolbox

2. Crossbeat

3. Freddy Bracker

and more…

Pukkelpop (15/16/17 August)

1. Brihang

2. Chrome Brulée

and more…

pukkelpop.be

Mekitburn (19/20/21 September) 

1. Kassett

2. Fris

3. Le Motel

4. Hiele

5. Collective Conscience

6. DJ SNS

7. Onda Sonora

and more…

mekitburn.be

Joyful Noise (12 October) 

1. Blatan

2. Title

3. Oddlaner (Uphigh Collective)

and more…

facebook.com/JoyfulNoise 

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